Journalist Visa 

Important Notice/Reminder

  • Applicants can submit their documents personally or send through a registered mail / courier.

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

  • Original signatures on each form. (For children under12 years, the parents can sign visa application forms on their behalf)

  • Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months.

  • New Zealand nationals not resident in New Zealand should apply for visa in their respective countries of residence (a New Zealander who is visiting another country cannot apply to a Pakistani visa from third country)

  • A foreigner holding a New Zealand visitor visa holder is advised to apply for a Pakistani visa from their countries of origin.

  • Applicants holding passports other than New Zealand Passport should provide proof of their residential status in New Zealand. Their passports must contain the appropriate entry. All others should apply for visa in their country of origin.

  • Visa is usually given within one week. Delays, however, can occur due to circumstances beyond the High Commission’s control, especially where a reference has to be made to Pakistan or due to an incomplete application.

  • Visa fee is subject to periodical revision without notice.

  • If the visa Officer is satisfied about the purpose of a visit, an appropriate visa will be issued to the applicant. • Person traveling on Diplomatic / Official passports are required to attach TPN from MFAT.

 
 
 

A journalist visa will only be issued after necessary approval from Ministry of Information, Islamabad, Pakistan. A Journalist or Media team is advised to intimate their visit program in Pakistan to the Director General, External Publicity Wing, Islamabad, on email address dgepwing@gmail.com and on Mobile:0092-300 855 1013 Landline:+92-51-9252 163.

Requirements 

  • Duly filled in visa form.

  • Original passport along with photocopy of passport (first four page that includes bio-data and photograph)

  • Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months.

  • Two recent passport size colored photographs.

  • Letter from the employer detailing the purpose of the visit.

  • Small summary of assignment to be undertaken in Pakistan including places to be visited in Pakistan

Fee

Single Entry Visa Fee NZ$90.00, Upto 01 year multiple entries visa Fee NZ$135.00 and more than 01 year multiple entries visa Fee NZ$180.00 (for New Zealand passport holders)

 

Payment

  • Fee in form of Postal money order / certified bank cheque / bank draft should be in the name of “High Commission for Pakistan, Wellington” or Direct Bank Deposit in ANZ Bank Account No: 011823-0019313-00.

  • Insert the name as reference in the Bank Receipt and send the original receipt along with your application form.

  • Applicants sending their documents through mail must enclose a return pre-paid, self-addressed registered / courier envelope.

 

Note

  • Consular fees once deposited cannot be refunded.

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