Important Information

Temporary visa suspension

Please be advised that the Embassy has suspended the issuance of all visas until further notice

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Pakistan Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 50 mm by 50mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide a Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's Irish employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays an Irish postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  4. Letter of Invitation

    An original letter of invitation from the applicant's host. This letter must:

    • Include the full name, address and contact details of the host
    • Specify the purpose and duration of stay
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's host
    • Attested by the Chamber of Commerce of Pakistan
    The letter of invitation must be provided along with a copy of the host/sponsor's CNIC or NICOP or Pakistani passport

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as a copy of the applicant's last three non-online current account bank statements.

  6. Photocopy of Application Materials

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  7. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form

  8. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Confirmation included in this kit.

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