Pakistani passport was ranked the second lowest in 2016 out of 196 countries. However, in 2017, it slightly improved its ranking and came third lowest in the ranking. but despite all that, Pakistanis can still visit 43 countries without visa or visa on arrival. some countries also offer evisa to Pakistani citizens which can be obtained online before traveling to that country. I’ve put together all this information for 2018 in this post.
Requirements Before Traveling?
Visa to these 43 countries is either on arrival or not required for Pakistani citizens but Pakistani passport holders must fulfill other general requirements such as a return ticket, hotel booking and enough funds to justify their stay in any of these countries. passport must also be valid for the planned journey and beyond. generally, most of the countries require you to have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Visa Not Required for Pakistani Citizens
following is the list of countries where Pakistani citizens don’t require any visa, they just need to show up and their passport will be stamped for entry to that country. visa not required simply means that you don’t need a visa and upon arrival visa will not be stamped in your passport, only your passport will be stamped for entry.
- Dominica (6 months)
- Haiti (3 months)
- Micronesia (30 days)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days)
- Trinidad and Tobago (3 months)
- Vanuatu (30 days)
Visa on Arrival for Pakistani Citizens
Visa on arrival (VOA) simply means that you reach the airport or border of that country, and you’ll get an application form which you’ll have to fill on the spot and you’ll get a visa on arrival, the visa will be pasted into your passport at the same time. make sure you have USD with you and passport size photos because you’ll give photos as well. and visa on arrival fee is generally $50 USD. the following countries will offer visa on arrival for Pakistani citizens.
- Benin (8 days)
- Cambodia (30 days)
- Cape Verde (30 days)
- Comoros (45 days)
- Guinea-Bissau (90 days)
- Kenya (90 days)
- Madagascar (90 days)
- Maldives (30 days)
- Mozambique (30 days)
- Nepal (30 days)
- Palau (30 days)
- Qatar (30 days)
- Rwanda (30 days)
- Samoa (90 days)
- Seychelles (90 days)
- Somalia (30 days)
- Timor Leste (30 days)
- Tanzania (30 days)
- Togo (7 days)
- Trinidad and Tobago (90 days)
- Tuvalu (30 days)
- Uganda (30 days)
Evisas for Pakistani Citizens
Now the very good news is that many countries offer evisa these days. and Pakistan is also in the list of some countries which’s citizens can apply for evisa online, and obtain it within a few days and then print the evisa and travel to that specific country. it’s a great way to save time and money. every country has different requirements for issuing evisa, but most of them only need a scanned copy of your passport (first page with info). here is the list of countries which offer evisa to Pakistani citizens and you can go to their respective website to apply for an evisa.
- Antigua & Barbuda (//evisa.immigration.gov.ag/agEvisa-app/)
- Azerbaijan (//evisa.gov.az)
- Bahrain (//www.evisa.gov.bh)
- Cambodia (//www.evisa.gov.kh)
- Djibouti (//www.evisa.gouv.dj)
- Gabon (//evisa.dgdi.ga)
- Kenya (//evisa.go.ke/evisa.html)
- Kyrgyzstan (//www.evisa.e-gov.kg)
- Lesotho (//evisalesotho.com)
- Malaysia (www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa/evisa.jsp)
- Myanmar (//evisa.moip.gov.mm)
- Qatar (//goo.gl/SWj2rU)
- Rwanda (//www.migration.gov.rw)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis (//evisa.gov.kn/evisa-prod)
- Sri Lanka (//www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa)
- Tajikistan (//www.visa.gov.tj)
- Uganda (//visas.immigration.go.ug)
- Zambia (//evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm)
- Zimbabwe (//www.evisa.gov.zw)
The above list of countries and their official government websites offer evisa to travelers from around the world and Pakistan is also supported. Evisa is a good way to have an advance proof which you can show to airline and immigration at Pakistani airports so they can let you go without any big hassle.
Below is the video in Urdu/Hindi which you can watch to see the beauties of these countries and also more information on how you can easily visit these countries without visa or visa on arrival. if you like this guide then simply share it with your friends on social media. and do comment if you have any questions.
Remember, Turkey, Georgia and some other countries also offer visa on arrival or evisa only those Pakistani passport holders who have a valid US visa or Schengen visa. I’ll write a different post on how many countries you can visit when you have a valid US or Canada or Schengen visa. Happy Traveling 🙂