Afghan students who wish to study in Pakistan may be eligible for a student visa. The student visa allows Afghan students to pursue their studies in various academic institutions and universities across Pakistan. To get a student visa, Afghan students must first obtain an acceptance letter from an accredited educational institution in Pakistan. They must provide the necessary documents, including the acceptance letter from the institution, proof of financial support, and a valid passport. Afghan students are advised to check with the university they intend to attend. "Beporsed" in this short article provides guidance on obtaining and receiving a Pakistan student visa.
Type of Application
Applicants can apply online for the following types of student visas:
First Time (New): If you do not have a valid Pakistan visa, you can apply for a new visa.
Extension: If you have a valid Pakistani visa and reside in Pakistan, you can apply for a visa extension.
Extension Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for a Pakistan student visa are as follows:
- Individuals and students who intend to study in Pakistan are eligible.
- Individuals and nationals of Afghanistan and other countries listed on the website for Pakistan student visas are eligible for Pakistan student visas.
It is important to note that there may be additional requirements and documents to apply for a Pakistan student visa, which you can find on the official website.
- acceptance letter.
- NOC from HEC / Department of Economic Affairs / IPC / Ministry of Health / Ministry of Education.
- For first-time or entry visa: NOC from the concerned government.
- For visa extension: NOC from the embassy of the student's respective country in Pakistan; And
- Document of financial support (bank statement in case of accompanying family).
Duration and Validity
A student visa is issued for a period of two years. If required, please ensure you have a valid Pakistan visa and reside in Pakistan.
How to Apply?
After preparing the documents, you can submit your application online. If you think you are ready to start applying, go ahead and follow the steps below:
- Click the Apply Now button to start your Pakistan Visa online application.
- Create a new account for yourself.
- Login to the o Pakistan online visa system.
- complete your visa application.
- Pay the visa fee online by credit/debit card.
- Review your application to make sure there are no errors. And
- Submit your request.
Note: Apart from their application, Afghans can also apply for student visas through educational companies. You can request a visa for yourself by paying a special fee to receive any type of visa through these companies. These companies obtain the visa you need in a short time with a special fee from the applicants.
Pakistan Student Visa Processing Time
However, issuing visas is the authority of the Pakistani government, and this country decides how long it will take to process the applicant's visa. But the total processing time is mentioned below:
- 4 weeks (working days - first-time entry)
- 4 weeks (working days - visa extension)
Note: If the application is resubmitted to the applicant for reconsideration, the processing time set will be reapplied (the processing time will restart from the resubmission date). If the applicant does not submit their application for reconsideration within seven (7) days from the date of submission of the application, the application will be canceled.
Ask for help from "Beporsed"
For those Afghans seeking specific information, "Beporsed" is here to help. You can reach our information center through WhatsApp (+93729807235), Facebook Messenger, or our website's Messenger to ask our online information desk officer for assistance.
For more information
For more information on immigration, resettlement, education and scholarship programs, and other opportunities available to Afghans worldwide, as well as details on the humanitarian services provided by international organizations in Afghanistan and procedures for obtaining civil documents from governmental institutions, please visit Beporsed's website and social media pages.