Requirements for Journalist Visa

Filled-in Journalist Visa Application Form for Indian Journalists (Please click to download) with passport size photo pasted on it and complete in all respects.

4 x copies of Visa Information Form (Please click to download) for Singly Entry, providing all required details including information on each place to be visited and photo pasted on each Form. Two Forms for each additional Entry are required.

Foreign Journalists based in India on valid resident permits to please fill in the Journalist Visa Form for Foreigners (Please click to download). They are not required to fill the Visa Information Forms. However, they could be asked to provide additional documents, if required.

Note: Visa cannot be processed required information in the Visa Forms is not provided and if they are not complete in all respects.

Passport must be valid for the duration of visa applied (for long-term visits) or at least six months (for short visits) on the date of application.

Copy of Card/membership of respective Press Club.

Letter from Editor in Chief of sending media house.

Letter of invitation from host/organizers in Pakistan along with the itinerary.

In case of paper to be presented, an extract of paper/presentation may be attached.

In case of a high official’s interview, questions to be asked may be attached.

Deposit/credit slip for the applicable visa fee (Rs. 120/- per entry for Indian citizens) credited to RBL Bank, Vasant Vihar Branch, New Delhi, IFSC Code: RATN0000182, A/C No. 409000494121 in the name of High Commission for Pakistan, New Delhi. The fee could also be paid by credit/debit card at the High Commission, New Delhi (an Additional 3% to be charged on account of Bank processing charges).

Fee details for Foreigners (other than Indian Nationals) are available in the ( Fee details can be accessed by click here “Fee Schedule“)

Note: Visa applicants for Journalist visa including Indian and Foreign Journalists should apply through the Press Section of the High Commission (Contact No. 24101980 ext. 260 and email: [email protected] or