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Pakistan puts an end to visa fee for Saudi nationals

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Pakistan has on Wednesday announced to abolish visit, tourist and transit visa fee for the citizens of Saudi Arabia.

According to media reports, Pakistan’s visit, tourist and transit visas will be free for Saudi nationals, however, the processing fee will be charged from them.

Sources said that fees for work and business visas will remain unchanged for Saudi nationals.

Single-entry business visas (30 to 90 days) are now priced at 100 riyals, multiple visa for one year at 150 riyals and multiple visa for two years at 200 riyals, added the sources.

Earlier on January 20, Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed had said that Pakistan had extended online visa facility to 192 countries.

On the other hand, Pakistan has stopped issuing manual visas in all its embassies from Monday, February 1 in line with the directions of the Interior Ministry.

According to the details, non-resident Pakistanis and others interested in traveling to the country are asked to apply through the online visa portal.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Pakistani embassy in Riyadh advised the visa applicants to submit their applications online.

He said that the visa process will be completed within a week. In case of any objection, the applicant will be called for an interview, he added.

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