Pakistani nationals to get visa on arrival facility, says Qatar

Qatar: Qatar has introduced a visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistani passport holders, days after it introduced a visa-free entry scheme for 80 nationalities.

According to information available on Qatar Airways’ official website, Pakistani nationals with a return/onward ticket can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.

For a Pakistani national to be eligible for visa on arrival, his or her passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date.

Citizens from 67 countries, designated as Business Friendly List (BVL), may obtain a visa on arrival when travelling on business for a maximum stay of 30 days, if they have a local sponsor who must obtain an approval from the immigration authorities at the port of arrival (Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta or Karachi airports) and if they hold one of the following documents – recommendation letter from Chamber of Commerce & Industries (CC&I) in country of residence, invitation letter from business organization recommended by the concerned trade organization/association in Pakistan or recommendation letter by Investor Consular of Board of Investment posted at Pakistan missions abroad.

However, there are more than a few countries which allow Pakistanis a visa-free entry or provide a visa on arrival.

These countries allow Pakistanis visa-free entry:

1. Dominica

2. Haiti

3. Micronesia

4. St Vincent and the Grenadines

5. Trinidad and Tobago

6. Vanuatu

These countries allow Pakistanis to get visa upon arrival:

1. Cambodia

2. Cape Verde

3. Comoros

4. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

5. Djibouti

6. Guinea-Bissau

7. Kenya

8. Madagascar

9. Maldives

10. Mauritania

11. Mozambique

12. Nepal

13. Nicaragua

14. Palau

15. Samoa

16. Seychelles

17. Tanzania

18. Timor-Leste

20. Togo

21. Tuvalu

22. Uganda

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