ISLAMABAD, July 1, 2022 – The United States Mission in Pakistan is pleased to announce the expansion of interview waiver eligibility at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi for Pakistani citizens who are renewing B1/B2 tourist and business visas.  Pakistani citizens of ages 45 and older and whose B1/B2 visas are valid or have expired within the last 48 months are eligible to participate.

This is a procedural change to provide better customer service and more efficiently process renewals of tourist and business visas for qualified and eligible Pakistani citizens. As required by U.S. law, some eligible visa holders may be required to appear at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate General for interviews after submission of their applications.

Applicants may visit our website at Interview Waiver & Visa Renewal to determine if they are eligible for an interview waiver.

For further details and answers to other questions, please visit: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


Effective April 16, 2022, document pick-up and submission services for U.S. visa applicants without any additional charges, are available from only Islamabad and Karachi locations. Document delivery centers at Lahore, Multan and Sialkot are available as Premium Delivery Centers, effective April 16, 2022.

Document delivery centers at Peshawar, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Quetta and Hyderabad have ceased to provide the services to any new U.S. Visa applicants effective April 16, 2022, and will only offer collection services uptill April 22, 2022 for the documents already received at the center.

Optional Premium Delivery Services

Effective April 16, 2022, the document delivery centers at Lahore, Multan and Sialkot, are available as an "Optional Premium Delivery Centers" for the submission and collection of documents at a cost of PKR. 750- per passport/document, payable in cash only. Payment for this service may be made at the cash counters of AEG Travel Services at these locations. This service is optional. Please refer to our website for additional details.

Revision in Rates for Premium Home Delivery Charges

Effective April 16, 2022, the premium home delivery charges have been revised to PKR. 800- per passport/document for all U.S. Visa applicants, payable in cash only to the Courier delivery staff. This service is optional. for further details please visit our website.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


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.



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.