Box  5872

Web-Site: www.pakistanembassy.se
 E-Mail:     consular@pakistanembassy.se

Karlavagen 65, 1Tr,
114 49, Stockholm


Tel:+46-8-20 33 00

Fax:+46-8-24 92 33

Passport section open:
Monday to Friday


Business Visa

Important announcement

                     Established businessmen from Sweden and Finland are now allowed to avail Visa On Arrival (VOA) facility on international airports in Pakistan, with effect from 1 February 2005. VOA is a single entry facility for a maximum of 30 days stay in Pakistan, and will be issued  to a business person at arrival on production of the following documents:


                    Recommendation letter from Swedish or Finnish Chamber of         Commerce and Industry


                     An Invitation letter from Business Organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization / Association in Pakistan. 


                    Recommendation letter  either by the Pakistani Commercial Counselor posted at Pakistan Mission abroad or the Honorary Investment Counselor of the Board of Investment.


                    Photocopy of the passport


                    Two recent passport sized photographs.



  1. One Visa Application Form duly filled in.
  2. Passport (should be valid for at least six months).
  3. Copy of the Person Bevis  of the applicant.
  4. Two passport size photographs.
  5. Applications must contain a letter of recommendation of the concerned company and the invitation letter from the hosts in Pakistan.
  6. Both the recommendation letter and the invitation letters should be attached to the application, and the same should NOT be faxed or sent to the Embassy separately. Embassy will not be responsible for any delay in the processing of visa request caused by applicant's inability to provide all the documents together.
  7. The processing time for visa is 2 working days.

The Business letters should clearly highlight

  • Very brief history/details about the company. (when established?... based in?.. in which sector of the economy does the company operate?....history of operations in Pakistan? other relevant details etc)
  • Nature of company's business projects/plans in Pakistan.
  • Purpose of the current visit to Pakistan.
  • Level of the employee of the company who is visiting Pakistan.
  • Full Details of the hosts/contacts in Pakistan. (Companies/individuals etc)

      Please note that the main purpose of these letters is to know more about the business, rather than to have any guarantees from the company.

      Swedish Businessmen of Pakistani origin intending to apply for a long term business visa for Pakistan, are advised to consider applying for  the Pakistan Origin Card  (POC) instead. For further details please visit the relevant page in this website.


  • Visa fee must be deposited before applying for the visa.
  • Make sure to bring the Bankgiro receipt with you while coming to the Embassy.
  • Alternatively, the deposit slip must be attached to the application form before sending it through post, otherwise the case would be kept pending.

  • Consular Fees are not accepted in cash at the Consular desk of the Embassy.

  • Consular Fees can be deposited in Embassy’s SEB Account no 5277 10 109 68 or Facility for making payment by Credit/Debit Card is Now available at the Embassy.

  • Payments through internet are not accepted in urgent cases.

  • Full name of the applicant must be written clearly on the Bank slips. This is important to confirm that you have deposited the consular fee.

  • Embassy's IBAN no is: SE80 5000 0000 0527 7101 0968. Swift Address of SEB is: ESSESESS

  • Applicants from outside Sweden while making payment of the consular fee through  a bank, MUST ADD  60 SEK TO THE TOTAL FEE ON ACCOUNT OF BANK TRANSFER CHARGES, which is ultimately paid by the Embassy to the concerned Bank. Such cases, where the Bank Transfer Charges are not paid by the applicant to the Embassy, would be kept pending.

  • Visa fee is non-refundable.

Please note

  • The Visa will be effective from the Date of Issue.
  • If all the above mentioned requirements are completed, processing of the visa application requires five to six (5-6) working days, with normal fee. Visa is issued within 24 hours on payment of urgent fee.
  • For further information please see Consular Fees.
  • All registered posts should be sent to Embassy's Post Box, instead of the postal address, for their timely receipt.
  • Applications sent through post should contain a self-addressed return envelope, duly paid for registered mail.

  • All registered mail in this connection should be sent to Embassy's post box address: EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN
    Box  5872, 102 40, STOCKHOLM. This will help us take a prompt action on your application.

  • Applicants from outside Sweden should send a self addressed return envelope along-with 8-10  international postal coupons (Pl check with your post office)

  • In case the requisite formalities have not been fulfilled, applicant will be responsible for any delay in processing of the visa application.
  • Embassy will not be responsible for any delay due to intervening weekends or holidays.
  • Telephone enquires about any important matter concerning visa cases are entertained only between 1430 to 1700 hrs. For a speedy confirmation of the status of your visa application or any other questions, please Email us on the address given above.




Last updated: 09 November 2012