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Important Announcement for visa Applicants

Effective Tuesday, 04-Nov 2014

Gerry's Visa Application Center Based at 44-Broadway, Stratford London, Will Permanently be relocated..............Click here for details.

 

Opening of Gerry’s Visa Collection Point in Hounslow, London

 

Gerry’s has opened another collection point in Hounslow, London to provide Pakistan visa facilitation to British Nationals in West and North-West of London. The address of Gerry’s centre is as under:-

 

Visa Application Centre

254 Wellington Road South,

Hounslow,

Middlesex,
TW4 5JP
 

For details and inquiries please visit / contact:

 

Website: www.visadropbox.com

Email: lhrvacmgr@gerrys.com.pk

 

 

London

January 6, 2014

 

 

Visa applicants are informed that all visa application submission counters at the High Commission for Pakistan, London are closed with effect from Thursday, November 01, 2012.

 

All visa applicants planning to apply for Pakistan visa after Wednesday, October 31, 2012 are advised to submit their visa applications via Gerry’s Application Centres at following locations:

 

 Stratford, London

 Hounslow, London

Visa Application Centre

253- High Street

Stratford

London

E15 2LS

(Opposite Holiday Inn Express- Stratford)

Visa Application Centre

254 Wellington Road South,

Hounslow,

Middlesex, 

TW4 5JP

 

 

Timings:

 

Visa Application Submission:

Monday to Friday

9:00am to 2:00pm

 

Saturday

9:00am to 1:00pm

 

 

 

Passport Collection:

Monday to Friday

2:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Saturday

9:00am to 1:00pm

 

Telephone Enquiries:                020 8503 0010

 

 

For further details please visit www.visadropbox.com

 

In case of extreme urgency during the weekend, please contact our staff for assistance on following numbers:

 

London:

0743 891 6270

Birmingham:

0743 891 6554

Bradford:

0742 501 0093

Manchester

0796 596 1900

 

For further details consult Gerry’s website:


www.visadropbox.com

 

Email: Enquiries: lhrvacmgr@gerrys.com.pk

 

 

 

 

Visa Categories

  Select the visa category from list to view the details:  


Visa Fees

 

British Pakistanis (Dual Nationals)

Type of Visa

Fee * **

Single Entry

£44.00

Double Entry

£68.00

Multiple (1 year)

£170.00

Multiple (2 years)

£170.00

Multiple (5 years)

£290.00

 

 

British Nationals

Type of Visa

Fee * **

Single Entry

£104.00

Double Entry

£122.00

Multiple (1 year)

£332.00

Multiple (2 years)

£332.00

Multiple (5 years)

£482.00

 

 

* NB: All above-mentioned fees exclude visa facilitation charges by Gerry's and bank surcharge

 

** £ 2.00 bank surcharge per application for consular services being charged at High Commission and all Pakistan Consulates is included in above-mentioned Fees.

 

Visa applications by post

Visa section also accepts the applications by post. Visa applications by post require three (3) weeks for processing. Applicants who wish to send their applications by post are advised to send the following items along with other required documents:

1)      Fee postal order in the name of High Commission for Pakistan, London

2)      A self addressed prepaid postal envelope for delivery of the passport(s)

 

List of required documents can be found under relevant visa category.

Please note that fee in CASH is not acceptable for applications by post.  

 

 

General Requirements (for all visas)

Note:        NO appointment is required for Visa application

Applicants will be entertained on first come first served basis during application processing time.  

For all types of visas, please submit the following:
  • Duly filled Visa Form
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • Any other document(s) that can be helpful in obtaining a visa. For additional requirements please see the details of required Visa category

For additional requirements please see the details of required Visa category.

Please note that Visa is valid for the period mentioned in the visa sticker, which is calculated from the date of issue. The period of stay is counted from the date of entry into Pakistan.

 

Visit/Tourist Visa

If the Visa Officer is satisfied about the purpose of visit a single entry visa will be issued to visitor or tourist holding a British Passport. Visit/Tourist visa requires five (5) working days to process.

Requirements

 

  •  Duly filled Visa Form  
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • Invitation letter from sponsor
  • ID of the sponsor with complete address in Pakistan
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice
  • Reference letter from workplace
  • Itinerary, Hotel booking and schedule of visit 

 

Family Visa for Dual Nationals

A single, Double or Multiple entry visa is issued to British nationals with Pakistani origin for a family visit to Pakistan. Family visa requires five (5) working days to process.

Visa application processing time may be reduced to one day on presentation of proof of Pakistani nationality for this category.

 

Requirements

 

1)    Duly filled Visa Form

2)    Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy

3)    Two recent passport size colour photographs (with white background)

4)    Proof of Pakistani nationality (Applicant’s valid or expired* Pakistani Passport or National Identity Card) OR
Applicants can also provide their parent’s valid or expired* Pakistani Passport or National Identity Card with Detailed Birth Certificate.

5)    Complete address and telephone number of the person you are visiting in Pakistan

6)    Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice

* Issue date not earlier than 1st January 1975
Denounced nationality passports will not be accepted

Note:

Visa application(s) for under 18 years old applicnats can only be submitted by their parents with following documents:

·        A request for issuance of visa signed by both the parents

·         Copy of parents' passport/photo ID

·         Original photo ID of the parents (for example UK driving license)

·         Full birth certificate with a photocopy

 

Concession in fee for dual Pakistani Nationals

For dual nationals holding British passport with a valid / expired Pakistani passport only, a fee concession is available. Concession is not available on CANCELLED or RESTRICTED passports unless reason for restriction removed.

 

Eligibility for concession:

Age 18 years and above:

To claim the concession in fee, the applicant must provide his / her own valid / expired Pakistani passport and its photocopy.

Age under 18 years:

Applicants whose parents hold Pakistani passport can get the same concession. To get the concession, following additional documents are required:

·       Original UK detailed birth certificate with its photocopy

·       Parent’s original Pakistani passport and its photocopy.

Note:

1) Visa application(s) for under 18 years old applicnats can only be submitted by their parents with following documents:

·        A request for issuance of visa signed by both the parents

·         Copy of parents' passport/photo ID

·         Original photo ID of the parents (for example UK driving license)

2) The denounced nationality passport will not be accepted.

 

Business / NGOs Visa

Business visas requires five (5) working days to process. For business visa, applicant has to submit the following documents

REQUIREMENTS

  •  Duly filled Visa Form  
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • Company letter (UK based)
  • An invitation letter from Pakistan
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Itinerary, Hotel booking and schedule of visit / sponsor assumes responsibility of boarding/lodging to be stated in the invitation or sponsorship letter 
  • Any other supporting documents which applicant feels may help in the assessment of visa request  
  • NGOs will provide registration with Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Pakistan / OR Ministry of Interior
  • Foreign companies based in Pakistan to provide their registration proof 

Establishment of Facilitation Desks at International Airports for Issuance of Visa on Arrival to Businessmen/Investors

The Government of Pakistan has decided to grant visa to genuine foreign businessmen / investors from many countries including United Kingdom, on arrival non-reporting for 30 days on production of any of the following documents:

                    i)      Recommendatory letter from Chamber of Commerce & Industries (CC&I) of the respective country of visitor.

 

                  ii)      Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization / Association in Pakistan.

 

                 iii)      Recommendatory letter by investment Consular of Board of Investment posted at Pakistan Mission abroad.

” Visa Facilitation Desks” extending facility of Visa on Arrival to businessmen / investors, have started functioning at International Airports of Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar with effect from 1st February, 2005.

Please click the following link to visit the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports' website to see the complete list of facilitated countries and further information

Directorate General of Immigration & Passports



Work Visa

Work visa requires three months to process. Following documents are required for Work visa:

REQUIREMENTS

  • Duly filled Visa Form
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • Job offer letter
  • Letter from Board of Investment
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Reference letter from workplace
  • Other relevant documents will be required to obtain this visa.  

 

Student Visa

This type of visa requires three months to process. Following documents are required for Student visa:

REQUIREMENTS

  • Duly filled Visa Form
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • University / College / School acceptance letter
  • Original degrees and transcripts along with photocopies  
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice 
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Other relevant documents will be required to obtain this visa.

 

Journalist Visa

A request for visa for media professionals is to be routed through the Information Division of the High Commission for Pakistan.

Information Division Contacts:

Telephone No. 0207 664 9240

Email: pressoffice@phclondon.org

 

Pilgrim Visa

A pilgrim visa is issued to those who wish to visit holy places (Shrines/Gurdawaras) in Pakistan. It is allowed to groups of pilgrims and is normally restricted for a specified period. The pilgrim visa is essentially for single entry. Two months notice is needed for such applications.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Duly filled Visa Form
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size colour photographs (with white background)
  • Invitation letter from sponsor
  • ID of the sponsor with complete address in Pakistan
  • Reference letter from workplace
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Itinerary, Hotel booking and schedule of visit.

Note: In case of groups, an introductory letter and complete documentation will be needed by the organising body/tour operator.  

 

Diplomatic and official Visa 

Diplomatic and official visa requires five (5) working days to process. Delays, however, can occur due to circumstances beyond the High Commission’s control, especially where a reference has to be made to Pakistan. These visas are issued free of charge to those who are visiting Pakistan on an official assignment/tenure of posting. A note verbal from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) would be required.

Note: Applicants or their couriers, in such cases, should contact the specified visa officer at the High Commission.

 

Visas for Non-UK citizens

This visa requires five (5) working days to process. Applicants holding passports other than British passport should provide the following documents:

  • Duly filled Visa Form
  • Original passport (valid for at least six months) along with its photocopy
  • Two recent passport size photographs (with white background)
  • Proof of residential status in the UK. Their passport must contain the appropriate entry
  • Invitation letter from sponsor
  • ID of the sponsor with complete address in Pakistan
  • Reference letter from workplace
  • Proof of residence, UK Driving Licence (DVLA) with Counterpart OR a Utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Water) in applicant’s name may suffice
  • Last three months bank statement
  • Itinerary, Hotel booking and schedule of visit

NOTE: Those who have no evidence of stay in the UK or have visit visa of UK should apply for visa in their country of origin/residence.

 

Visas for Indian Nationals

Indian Passport holders need to visit in person to get visa application forms, submission of forms and relevant information.

Timings:       3:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Transit Visa

Transit visa is issued to those who are travelling to other countries through Pakistan. Applicants should produce the original ticket up to the country of final destination. Transit visa will not carry duration of stay of more than 72 hours.

 

Contact Visa Department


Email: visa@phclondon.org

Visa Helpline: 020 7664 9204

Above number can be called between the following hours (Monday to Friday):

10:00am to 12:30pm
       and
2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 

Visa is liable to be cancelled if information requested in the form is withheld or found to be incorrect.

British nationals not resident in UK should apply for Visa in their respective countries of residence.

Other national should apply for visa from their countries of origin.

Visitors to UK are not entertained for grant of Visas.

Visa is usually issued after five (5) working days. Delays, however, can occur due to circumstances beyond the High Commission’s control, especially where a reference has to be made to Pakistan.

 

FEE *

 

Visa fee is subject to periodical revision without notice.

Visa fee is charged per person and not per passport. If children are endorsed in the passport additional fee will be charged.

Fee is payable in cash, by credit/debit cards or postal order made out in the name of the High Commission for Pakistan. Personal cheques are not accepted

Visa fee is not refundable even if visa is refused.

 

* NB: All above-mentioned fees exclude visa facilitation charges.
£ 2.00 mentioned with all fees above is bank surcharge per application for consular services being charged at all Pakistan Consulates including London



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  Visa form
 
 

Email: visa@phclondon.org

Fax: 020 7664 9228

There is a customer help-line meant for the guidance of the public in consular matters. Helpline number is:

020 7664 9275

This number can be called between the following hours Monday to Friday:

1000 to 1230 hrs.
and
1500 to 1600 hrs.