As per the notification issued by Punjab Provincial Disaster Management Authority due to deterioration in air quality in territorial Limits of Lahore Metropolitan Corporation, Document delivery center at Lahore will remain closed on all Saturday and Monday from November 27, 2021 uptill January 15, 2022.


On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV-2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here.

Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has resumed certain immigrant – CR1/2 and IR1/2 (spouse and children of U.S. Citizens), IH3 (adopted children of U.S. Citizens), K (fiancé/fiancées of U.S. Citizens), SB-1 (Returning Residents). The Embassy and Consulate General in Karachi have resumed limited processing of nonimmigrant visas in all categories while maintaining health and safety protocols. While the Embassy and Consulate General aim to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs and limited staffing. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased through September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/pk-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.


The U.S. Mission to Pakistan understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.  In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.  Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


As of February 17, 2021, U.S. Consulate General Karachi will no longer accept visa applications from Third Country Nationals who do not live in Pakistan. After this date, only Pakistani nationals, dual nationals who maintain Pakistani citizenship, and Third Country Nationals who have valid residency permits for Pakistan are permitted to apply at U.S. Consulate General Karachi. This change effects the U.S. Consulate General Karachi only and does not apply to applicants seeking visa appointments at U.S. Embassy Islamabad.

Only non-resident Third Country National applicants who paid the application fee on or before February 17, 2021, may schedule a visa interview at U.S. Consulate General Karachi. If you are a Third Country National who does not live in Pakistan and you have already scheduled a visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, you may attend your appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you pay the application fee after February 17, 2021, you will not be able to schedule a visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, and we are unable to authorize a refund of the MRV fee.


For information on whether an attendant is allowed to accompany an applicant, please visit: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/pk-niv-securityinfo.asp


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Pakistan. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Pakistan.