UK Visa from Pakistan 2022: Visit, Student, Spouse, Work Fees

This relates to UK Visa FAQs and Application Fee requirements 2022 for Pakistani Citizens and Passport Holders for family visit, tourist (holidays), business, study, spouse, student, skilled worker (work permit), health and care worker, priority, and super-priority service. Please note, there has been changes in the Home Office Nationality and Immigration Charges from April 6, 2022. Moreover, the UK (aka London or England) visa application fees (cost or price) 2022 in Pakistan has also increased due to Pakistani Rupee and GBP exchange rate fluctuations.

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UK Visa Fees and Requirements from Pakistan

UK Visa Requirements and Fees from Pakistan 2022

Pakistanis need to apply for a visa if they intend to visit, work, study, or settle in the UK. However, the UK visa requirements for Pakistani Citizens depends on the type of application. Moreover, the UK visa fee in Pakistan depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Pakistan are ₨25,057 (£100), ₨90,957 (£363), and ₨385,377 (£1,538), respectively.

Applicants applying for UK visa from Pakistan need to pay the online application cost in Pakistani Rupees (PKR). Accordingly, Pakistani nationals can pay for UK visa fee online by a debit or credit card. after completing the application form.

Standard Visit Visa UK Fees and Requirements from Pakistan 2022

The most popular visa for visiting UK from Pakistan is the standard visitor visa. However, depending on the purpose of visiting the UK, Pakistani Citizens can apply for other types of visitor visas such as short term English Language, marriage, medical, permitted paid engagement etc.

Pakistani nationals can apply for UK standard visitor visa for tourism (holidays), visiting family, business meetings, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities. Accordingly, Pakistani citizens can apply for a short term (6 months) or a long term (2, 5 and 10 years) standard visitor visa. The UK multiple entry visa rules are same for all types of standard visitor or tourist visa. Therefore, Pakistani nationals on standard visitor or tourist visa can stay in the UK up to 180 days per visit.

UK Visit Visa Fee from Pakistan 2022

From April 6, 2022, UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for 6 months visit are ₨25,057 (£100), which is commonly known as price of England or London visa. Frequent travellers from Pakistan to UK can apply for a long-term visitor visa for tourism, visiting family, and permitted business activities. The UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees for long term 2, 5, and 10 years visit visa application are ₨94,214 (£376), ₨167,882 (£670), and ₨209,727 (£837), respectively.

London or England Visa Price in Pakistan 2022

The application fee of 6 months standard visitor visa UK from Pakistan is commonly known as England or London tourist visa price. The 6-months London or England tourist visa price in Pakistan is ₨25,057 per applicant. To get a London or England visa for tourism Pakistanis need to prove that they have ample funds for the trip and will leave the UK at the end of the visit. Use of false documents for London or England visa from Pakistan may lead to 10-year deception ban.

UK Visa Fees and Requirements from Pakistan
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    Priority Visa UK Fees and Requirements from Pakistan 2022

    From April 6, 2022, the UK priority settlement (spouse) and non-settlement (visit, student, work) visa fees in Pakistani Rupees are ₨143,577 (£573) and ₨62,643 (£250), respectively. The cost of UK super-priority visa for tourists and visitors from Pakistan is ₨239,545 (£956).

    If the focus is to get the decision as quickly as possible, then Pakistani nationals can use the priority service. The priority service is an optional user-pay service, which are exclusive to the application fee. Priority service enables fast tracking of UK visa processing time by putting an application at the front of the queue. The priority service is for fast tracking a straightforward visa application. A straightforward UK visa application from Pakistan means that the credentials of the applicant are immaculate, without any past refusals and adverse immigration history.

    Please note priority or super-priority service does not guarantee a favourable result. Moreover, payment for priority service does not even guarantee a quick decision.

    Priority Visit Visa UK Fee Pakistan 2022

    For fast tracking UK tourist and visit visa from Pakistan within 5 working days, the cost of priority service is ₨62,643 (£250). Therefore, the UK priority visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees for 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years tourist or visitor applications are ₨87,700 (£350), ₨156,857 (£626), ₨230,525 (£920), and ₨272,370 (£1,087), respectively.

    Super Priority Visa

    The cost of UK super priority service in Pakistan is ₨239,545 (£956) for tourist or visitor visa. Accordingly, UK super-priority 6 months, 2, 5 and 10 years visitor or tourist visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees are ₨264,602 (£1,056), ₨333,759 (£1,332), ₨407,427 (£1,626), and ₨449,272 (£1,793), respectively.

    Priority Spouse Visa UK Fee

    The spouse priority service cost in Pakistani Rupees is ₨143,577 (£573) for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Therefore, the spouse priority visa fee in Pakistan 2022 is ₨528,954 (£2,111) i.e. application cost ₨385,377 (£1,538) plus the priority service charges ₨143,577 (£573).

    Student Visa UK Fees and Requirements from Pakistan 2022

    For studying in the UK, Pakistani citizens need to apply for the student visa, which has replaced the Tier 4 (General) Student as of October 5, 2020. Accordingly, visa requirements for Pakistani students are to study with a UK sponsor on a course of further or higher education, a pre-sessional English course, a recognised foundation programme or to take an elected post as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer. If a Pakistani student intends to study a short term English Language course up to 6 months in the UK, then can do so on a visiting visa.

    The UK study visa fees requirements for Pakistani students are ₨90,957 (£363) to study in London or elsewhere in England or Britain. Moreover, the UK student visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees for dependants are also ₨90,957 (£363).

    Priority and super-priority student (Tier 4) visa UK fees 2022 from Pakistan are ₨153,600 (£613) and ₨330,502 (£1,319), respectively.

    IHS Fees for UK Student Visa from Pakistan

    The study visa Immigration Health Charge (aka Immigration Health Surcharge or IHS) requirements for Pakistani students are @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK. The IHS for student dependent visa from Pakistan is also @ £624 per year for each year of stay in the UK.

    Short Term Student (English Language) Visa

    If Pakistani nationals intend to study English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, then needs to apply for Short-term Student (English language). UK 11-months English Language study visa fees requirements for Pakistani students are ₨50,114 (£200). However, if a Pakistani citizen intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then can apply under Appendix V for Visitor. Therefore, UK 11-months English Language study visa fees requirements for Pakistani students are ₨25,057 (£100).

    Family Visa UK Fees and Requirements from Pakistan

    The family route is for those Pakistanis who can apply for a UK visa because of their relationship to a person settled in the UK or a British citizen. This includes spouse settlement visa, adult dependant relative, parent of a British Child visa etc.

    Spouse or Partner Visa

    In terms of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, Pakistani Nationals can apply for a UK spouse or partner visa under the 5-year route. If Pakistani Citizens meet the UK spouse visa requirements under the 5-year route, then get an entry clearance as a spouse, civil, unmarried, same-sex partner for an initial period of 33 months with a condition of no recourse to public funds. After 30 months Pakistani Citizens need to make spouse visa extension application for a further leave to remain in the UK.

    UK spouse visa fees 2022 in Pakistan are ₨385,377 (£1,538). The UK embassy visa fees in Pakistani Rupees are same for civil, unmarried, or same-sex partner. UK settlement priority service cost in Pakistani Rupees is ₨143,577 (£573) for fast tracking applications within thirty working days. Accordingly, the UK priority spouse visa fees in Pakistan 2022 are ₨528,954 (£2,111).

    Pakistani Nationals may qualify for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) after completing 60 months (5 years) in the UK on spouse visa. The ILR under the 5-year spouse visa route is for those who meet all the suitability and eligibility requirements of the Immigration Rules at every stage. If a Pakistani spouse or partner fails to meet the financial, English language or lawful immigration status requirements then cannot apply for settlement under the 5-year route. However, if exceptional circumstances under Appendix FM apply then a Pakistani National may be considered for settlement under the 10-year route.

    Fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa

    Pakistanis can apply for fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner visa if the purpose is getting married or entering a civil partnership in the UK. The duration of fiancé(e) visa is six (6) months. After the marriage or civil partnership in the UK, Pakistani Nationals can apply for leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner. The UK fiancé(e) visa fee requirements 2022 for Pakistani are ₨385,377 (£1,538). The UK priority fiancé(e) visa fees in Pakistan 2022 are ₨528,954 (£2,111).

    Parent of a British Child

    Pakistani Nationals can apply for Parent of a British Child Visa if they have the sole responsibility for or direct access to the child following the breakdown of their relationship with the child’s other parent. UK visa cost 2022 in Pakistan for Parent of British Child and dependant child under the family route are ₨385,377 (£1,538).

    Adult Dependant Relative

    Pakistani Citizens can apply for Adult Dependant Relative Visa if they are elderly parents (or other adult dependent relatives such as brothers, sisters etc) and need long-term personal care due to illness, age or disability and the UK sponsor is their only relative, who can provide such long-term personal care without recourse to public funds. The UK Adult Dependant Relative visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees are ₨814,354 (£3,250).

    Dependants joining or accompanying

    The ‘joining or accompanying’ route is for those Pakistani Nationals who are applying for visa based on their relationship to another migrant who is not settled in the UK or a British citizen, and who is on a route without a specific visa for dependants. The UK spouse or partner visa fees in Pakistan 2022 under Dependant Joining or Accompanying route are ₨385,377 (£1,538).

    Returning Residents

    A Pakistani Citizen may be able to live permanently in the UK as a ‘returning resident’ if they were previously settled in the UK. From April 6, 2022, the UK visa application cost in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for Returning residents is ₨133,053 (£531).

    EEA Family Permit

    Due to Brexit, the EEA family permit route under EEA Regulations 2016 has ended on June 30, 2021.

    EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit

    In terms of Appendix EU (Family Permit), Pakistani Citizens can apply for EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Family Permit as a non-EEA family member such as spouse, civil partner, child, child above 21 years of age, and parent of an EEA national living in the UK.

    There are no application charges for EUSS Family Permit in Pakistan.

    Route to Settlement – Refugee Dependant Relative

    The UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for Route to Settlement (refugee dependant relative) are ₨97,221 (£372).

    Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay

    There are no application charges for Dependent children under the age of 21 only applying under “Appendix ECAA Extension of Stay”.

    Settlement for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants

    UK settlement visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees for current and former members of HM armed forces, and their dependants are as under:

    • Former UK Armed Forces ₨385,377 (£1,538)
    • Indefinite leave to enter the UK as the dependant of a member of the armed forces under Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules ₨602,371 (£2,404)
    • Pre 1997 Gurkhas (outside immigration rules) ₨385,377 (£1,538)
    • Overage dependant children of pre 1997 Gurkhas ₨385,377 (£1,538)
    • HM Forces dependants applying under part 4,5,7 or 8 of Appendix Armed Forces ₨385,377 (£1,538)

    Family Reunion to Join Asylum Seekers

    There are no application fees for Family reunion, under Part 11 of Asylum, Immigration Rules (pre-flight dependants). The UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for Post-flight dependants are ₨385,377(£1,538). The application fees for Family reunion (other dependent relatives) are ₨97,221 (£372).

    Work Visa UK Fees and Requirements from Pakistan

    Pakistani Nationals can apply for UK work visa. The most popular visa in Pakistan for working in the UK is the Skilled Worker (previously Tier 2 General). However, Pakistani Citizens can apply for other types of UK work visa such as Innovator, Startup, Global Talent, Health and Care Worker etc.

    Skilled Worker

    If a Pakistani Citizen is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for UK Skilled Worker visa. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    The UK Skilled Worker visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for main applicant and dependants. If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Skilled Worker Visa Fees in Pakistan 2022 are ₨156,606 (£625). However, if the COS is for three years or more then the fee is ₨309,454 (£1,235).

    Skilled Worker (Shortage Occupation)

    Skilled Worker Shortage Occupation visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the fee is ₨120,023 (£479). However, if the COS is for three years or more then the fee is ₨230,569 (£943).

    Health and Care Visa

    If a Pakistani Citizen is sponsored to work in the UK as a qualified doctor, nurse, or allied health professional for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for Health and Care Visa. This Health and Care visa route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    The UK Health and Care visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for three years or less, then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are ₨61,891 (£247). However, if the COS has been issued for three years or more then the UK Health and Care Visa Fees in Pakistan 2022 are ₨120,023 (£479).

    Global Business Mobility

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced three New Points-Based routes viz. the Global Business Mobility, High Potential Individual, and the Scale-up Visa UK.

    The New Global Business Mobility Visa route consists of several new sponsored categories for businesses that are intending to establish presence in the UK, transfer overseas staff, or come to the United Kingdom for a specific business purpose. The five sub-categories to Global Business Mobility Visa UK are:

    1. Senior or Specialist Worker
    2. Graduate Trainee
    3. UK Expansion Worker
    4. Service Supplier
    5. Secondment Worker

    A Pakistani can get the Global Business Mobility visa if the UK employer sponsor the worker to come to the UK for specific job. The Global Business Mobility visa is points based. Accordingly, a Pakistani need to score 40 to 60 points depending on the sub-category of Global Business Mobility Visa UK. All five sub-categories of Global Business Mobility visa do not lead to settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    Senior or Specialist Worker

    From April 11, 2022, Global Mobility Business Senior or Specialist Worker Visa UK will replace the Intra-company Transfer route. This route is for senior managers or specialist employees who are assigned to a UK business which is linked by common ownership to the overseas employing company.

    The UK Global Business Mobility Senior or Specialist Worker Visa Fees from Pakistan depends on the duration of application. If the application is for three years or less, then the fees are ₨156,606 (£625). However, if the application is for three years or more then the fee is ₨309,454 (£1,235).

    Graduate Trainee

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility Graduate Trainee Visa UK will replace the Intra-Company Graduate Trainee route. This route is workers on a graduate training course which leads to a senior management or specialist position and who are required to undertake a work placement in the UK. The Global Business Mobility Graduate Trainee Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees are ₨64,898 (£259).

    UK Expansion Worker

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility UK Expansion Worker Visa will replace the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business route. However, the Sole Representative visa will remain open for Media Representatives and those already on Sole Representative visa extending or applying for ILR in the UK. The UK Expansion Worker Visa is for specialist or senior employees who are assigned to the UK to assist with the overseas business’s expansion to the UK.

    The Global Business Mobility UK Expansion Worker visa fees requirements for Pakistani are ₨64,898 (£259).

    Service Supplier

    From April 11, 2022, the Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa UK will replace contractual service providers and independent professional persons in the T5 Temporary Worker – International Agreement route. The Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa is for overseas workers coming to the UK to provide a service that is in line with a UK trade commitment. The UK Global Business Mobility Service Supplier Visa Fees in Pakistan are ₨64,898 (£259).

    Secondment Worker

    The UK Global Business Mobility Secondment Worker Visa is new route. The Secondment Worker route will be available from April 11, 2022, to Pakistani workers who are seconded to the UK as part of a high value contract or investment by their employer overseas.

    The UK Global Business Mobility Secondment Worker Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees are ₨64,898 (£259).

    High Potential Individual (HPI)

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced High Potential Individual visa. The High Potential Individual Visa UK is for Pakistani graduates from the top-50 Universities across the world who wish to come to the UK to undertake full-time employment or self-employment work or seek employment opportunities. The New High Potential Individual visa fees in Pakistan are ₨64,898 (£259).

    To get HPI Pakistanis must have been awarded within the last 5 years a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree qualification from one of the top global universities (non-UK) which is published in the Home Office’s ‘Global Universities List’.

    Pakistanis having a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will get a 2-year non-extendable High Potential Individual Visa UK. However, Pakistanis having a PhD qualification can get a 3-year High Potential Visa. Pakistanis need to meet the English language and financial requirements for scoring 70 points. High Potential Individual Visa route does not lead to settlement (indefinite leave to remain – ILR) but a Pakistani can switch to other routes in the UK.

    Scale-up

    In terms of Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 1118 dated 15 March 2022, Home Office has introduced Scale-up Visa UK. Pakistanis will be able to apply for Scale-up Visa UK from Aug 22, 2022. The New Scale-up Visa UK Fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees are ₨156,606 (£625).

    The Scale-up visa is those Pakistanis who have a sponsored job offer from an authorised UK scale-up company to qualify for a ‘fast-track visa’. To register for this route, a company will need to demonstrate they have an annualised growth of at least 20% for the previous 3-year period in terms of turnover or staffing and have a minimum of 10 employees at the start of the 3-year period.

    The job offer must be skilled at RQF Level 6 or equivalent (graduate level) – higher than the current threshold for Skilled Worker applications which is set at RQF Level 3. The UK Scale-up Visa minimum salary requirements for Pakistanis are at least £33,000 per year or the going rate for the occupation. Pakistanis will initially get a Scale-up Visa for 2-years – the first six months of which they need to work for the sponsor. Pakistanis may be eligible to extend the Scaleup visa in the UK for up to 3 years. A Pakistani migrant in the UK on a Scale-up visa can apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain – ILR) after a period of 5 years.

    Global Talent Visa

    A Pakistani National can apply for a UK Global Talent visa if they are a leader or potential leader in academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology. The Global Talent visa has replaced the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. The UK Global Talent Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are as under:

    • Approval Letter from a competent body in respect of an initial application ₨114,260 (£456)
    • Main Applicant – where Approval Letter is required ₨41,845 (£167)
    • Main Applicant – where Approval Letter is not required ₨156,105 (£623)
    • Dependants ₨156,105 (£623)

    Start-up Visa

    If a Pakistani Citizen intends to set up an innovative business for the first time in the UK, then can apply for the Start-up visa. The Start-up visa has replaced the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Start-up Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are ₨94,716 (£378) for main applicant and dependants.

    Innovator

    If a Pakistani National intends to do innovative, viable, and scalable business in the UK then can apply for the Innovator visa. The Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Entrepreneur route in March 2019. The UK Innovator Visa Fees in Pakistan 2022 are ₨259,591 (£1,036) for main applicant and dependants.

    Investor

    The Investor visa is for high value Pakistani Nationals, who intend to make an investment in the UK. Innovator visa has replaced the Tier 1 Investor. The UK Investor Visa fees requirements for Pakistani main applicant and dependants are ₨410,434 (£1,638).

    T2 Minister of Religion

    The T2 Minister of Religion route is for those Pakistani Citizens who intend to undertake preaching and pastoral work, Missionary, or Member of a Religious Order in the UK. T2 Minister of Religion visa has replaced the Tier 2 Minister of Religion route.

    The T2 Minister of Religion visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are ₨156,606 (£625).

    T2 Sportsperson

    The T2 Sportsperson route is for an elite Pakistani sportsperson or coach whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of sport at the highest level in the UK. The T2 Sportsperson visa has replaced the Tier 2 Sportsperson route.

    T2 Sportsperson visa fees depends on the duration of the Certificate of Sponsorship (COS). If the COS has been issued for up to 12 months, then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are ₨64,898 (£259). However, if the COS has been issued for more than 12 months then the UK T2 Sportsperson Visa Fees 2022 from Pakistan are ₨156,606 (£625).

    T5 (Temporary Worker)

    T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa is for:

    • Seasonal Worker
    • Religious Worker
    • Charity Worker
    • Creative and Sporting Worker
    • Government Authorised Exchange Worker
    • Youth Mobility Scheme.

    The T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa has replaced the Tier 5 Temporary Worker route. T5 (Temporary Worker) Visa Fees in Pakistani Rupees are ₨64,898 (£259) for main applicant and dependants.

    Other Work Visas

    The UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for other types of work applications are:

    • Graduate Entrepreneur – dependants only ₨94,716 (£378)
    • Tier 1 Exceptional Talent – dependants only ₨156,105 (£623)
    • Offshore worker ₨133,053 (£531)
    • Overseas domestic worker in a private household ₨133,053 (£531)
    • Representative of overseas business and dependants ₨156,606 (£625)
    • An employee of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation ₨156,606 (£625)
    • Sheep Shearer ₨133,053 (£531)
    • UK Ancestry Visa ₨133,053 (£531)

    How Pakistanis can Apply for UK Visit Visa?

    The UK visit visa requirements for Pakistani citizens in 2022 are to fill the online visa application form completely and correctly and provide the required supporting documents for visitor visa UK. A Pakistani can provide sponsor’s supporting document for UK visa. However, if a Pakistani provides false or forged supporting documents then may get a 10 Year Deception Ban under General Grounds for UK Visa Refusal.

    The UK visa refusal rate for Pakistanis is 30-40%. The most common reasons for UK visitor or tourist visa rejection from Pakistan are doubtful intentions and large unexplained transactions in the bank statement.

    A Pakistani visiting the UK is not allowed to do work. Pakistanis travelling on a visitor visa needs to abide the conditions of stay in the UK If the Home Office finds a visiting Pakistani breaching their conditions of stay then may cancel the visitor visa with a re-entry ban.

    A Pakistani can reapply for UK visitor visa after refusal or file a Judicial Refusal against the UK visa rejection. There is no right of appeal or administrative review against UK visitor visa denial. However, if a Pakistan has applied for UK visa on human rights grounds, then can file an appeal against the refusal decision.

    UK Visit Visa Supporting Documents Requirements for Pakistani

    For UK visit visa from Pakistan, an applicant may need to provide the following supporting documents at the VFS Global (Gerry’s) application centre:

    1. Print out of the online application form
    2. Current valid Pakistani passport
    3. Previous Pakistani passport, if applicable
    4. Translation of documents, which are not in English/Welsh
    5. Invitation letter, if applicable
    6. Address in the UK
    7. Residential address in Pakistan
    8. Telephone or mobile number
    9. Marriage certificate, if applicable
    10. Family certificate, if applicable
    11. Business/Employer details
    12. Tax registration certificate
    13. Tax returns
    14. Bank statements
    15. Salary slips (for employed persons)
    16. Conveyance/Mortgage Deed or Rental Agreement of the address in Pakistan
    17. Evidence of assets

    Other Visitor Visas

    Apart from standard visa, Pakistanis can apply for other types of visitor visas such as marriage, visiting academic, permitted paid engagement (PPE), parent of a child student, and private medical treatment.

    Marriage

    Pakistani nationals need to apply for a marriage visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting married, forming a civil partnership, or giving a notice of marriage or civil partnership. The UK marriage visitor visa fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees 2022 are ₨25,057 (£100). Pakistani citizens can stay in the UK up to 180 days on a marriage visitor visa.

    Private Medical Treatment

    Pakistani citizens need to apply for a medical visitor visa if they are travelling to the UK for getting private medical treatment and check-up for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months. The UK Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa Fees 2022 in Pakistani Rupees are ₨50,114 (£200). Pakistani nationals can stay in the UK up to 11 months on private medical treatment visa.

    Please note, there is no provision in the Immigration Rules for a family member, friend, or nurse to accompany a visitor, who is coming to the UK for private medical treatment. Therefore, any attendant needs to apply as a visitor and satisfy the requirements.

    Visiting Academics

    For research and formal exchange arrangements, Pakistani nationals can apply for academic visitor visa UK up to 12 months. The UK Academic Visitor Visa Cost 2022 from Pakistan are ₨50,114 (£200). A Pakistani academic (and the accompanying partner or child) can stay in the UK up to 12 months on academic visitor visa.

    Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE)

    The Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) Visitor Visa is for experts in their field coming to the UK to undertake specific paid engagements up to one month. Accordingly, as per Appendix 3 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules, Pakistani professionals such as visiting examiners, assessors, lecturers, designated air pilot examiners, qualified lawyers, artists, entertainers, and sportspersons can apply for Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa UK up to 30 days. UK Permitted Paid Engagement visit visa fees requirements for Pakistani are ₨25,057 (£100).

    Parent of a Child Student Visa

    Pakistani citizens can apply for a Parent of Child Student Visa up to 12 months if their child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. Parent of Tier 4 Child Student Visa Cost from Pakistan is ₨133,053 (£531).

    Transit

    The transit visa is for those Pakistani nationals who intend to transit the UK on route to another country outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) and who will enter the UK for up to 48 hours by crossing the UK border unless Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme applies.

    From April 6, 2022, the cost of Direct Airside Transit (DATV) Visa UK from Pakistan is ₨8,770 (£35). However, the UK visa fees Pakistan 2022 for ‘Visitor in Transit’ and for ‘Joining a Ship or Aircraft as a Member of Crew of that Ship or Aircraft’ are ₨16,037 (£64).

    Please note Pakistani citizens having a valid standard, marriage, or medical visitor visa are allowed to transit the UK, therefore, such passengers do not need to apply for the transit visa.

    Other Visas and Services

    The UK visa fees requirements in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for Other Visas and Services are as under:

    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 30 months ₨45,103 (£180)
    • Hong Kong British National (Overseas) for 5 years ₨62,643 (£250)
    • Right of abode – certificate of entitlement ₨97,221 (£372)
    • Vignette transfer (transfer of a valid visa vignette to a new passport or replace a lost/stolen document) ₨38,588 (£154)
    • Single entry visa to replace a biometric residence permit ₨38,588 (£154)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – adult ₨12,529 (£50)
    • Registered Traveller (UK only) – child ₨6,014 (£24)
    • Registration of New documents – Registered Traveller (UK only) ₨5,011 (£20)
    • Receiving/handling/ forwarding applications on behalf of Commonwealth Countries/Overseas Territories ₨35,330 (£141)
    • Dependants of exempt international forces applying under Part 10 of Appendix Armed Forces ₨133,053 (£531)

    Exemptions

    Following types of applicants are exempt from paying application fees:

    • FCO Strategic performance fund and bilateral projects
    • HM Forces personnel or Member of foreign armed force – exempt from immigration control
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK
    • Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
    • Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
    • Official Transit through the UK
    • Official Visit to the UK

    FAQs

    Can Pakistani Citizens Travel to UK?

    Yes, Pakistani nationals and passport holders can travel to the UK if they have a valid visa. However, if a Pakistani national has a dual citizenship of a non-visa country such as USA, Australia, New Zealand, EU etc. then do not require a visa for visiting the UK for up to 6 months. Pakistanis having a Permanent Residence (PR) in a non-visa country do require a visa for travelling to the UK. Pakistani expatriates working and living in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE cannot apply for an electronic visa waiver (EVW) for visiting the UK up to 6 months for tourism, business, study, and private medical treatment.

    How long can a Pakistani stay in the UK?

    On a visitor (holiday or tourist) visa Pakistani Citizens can stay in the UK up to 180 days per visit. However, on a spouse, student, and work visa Pakistani Citizens can stay in the UK up to the validity of the visa. A Pakistani national on a valid spouse, work, and student visa can extend their duration of stay in the UK by meeting the relevant leave to remain (LTR) requirements. Family and some work routes such as Skilled Worker, Innovator etc. also enable Pakistani migrants in the UK to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and subsequently Naturalisation and British Citizenship.

    What are the UK Visa Requirements for Pakistani?

    The UK visa requirements for Pakistani Citizens depends on the type of application. For instance, if a Pakistani national is applying for UK visit or tourist visa, then needs to meet the requirements as per paragraphs V4.2-4.10 of Appendix V for Visitors.

    To get UK study visa a Pakistani student need to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Student. For studying English language in the UK for more than 6 months but not more than 11 months at an accredited institution, Pakistani students need to meet the requirements of Appendix Short-term Student (English language). However, if a Pakistani intends to study a course for 6 months or less without a student sponsor but with an accredited provider then needs to meet the requirements of Appendix V for Visitors.

    Likewise, if a Pakistani citizen is applying for Skilled Worker Visa, then needs to meet the validity, suitability, and eligibility requirements as per Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker.

    How much is Child Visit Visa UK Fees from Pakistan?

    UK visa fees in Pakistani Rupees 2022 for 6 months, 2, 5, and 10 years child visitor are ₨25,057 (£100), ₨94,214 (£376), ₨167,882 (£670), and ₨209,727 (£837), respectively. Infants and children under 5 years of age are not exempt from UK visa application fee payment.

    What is UK Visa Processing Time after Biometrics in Pakistan?

    Once an applicant visits VFS Global application centre in Pakistan (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, or Mirpur Azad Kashmir) to prove their identity, then UK visa processing time starts from the appointment day, when they provide their biometrics (fingerprints and a photograph). The UK visa processing time after biometrics ends when applicants receive an email from UKVI. The UKVI’s decision email usually states that visa application has been processed and the VFS Global will inform the applicant when passport is ready from collection.

    If a Pakistani has made a non-settlement (visit, study, work) application, then UK visa processing time after biometrics in Pakistan is usually within 3-weeks. However, since March 2022 UKVI is prioritizing Ukraine Scheme and it is taking 6-weeks to decide visit or tourist visa application from Pakistan. Moreover, study and work applications are taking longer than 15-working days.

    The UK priority visit visa processing time from Pakistan is normally within 5 working days. However, UKVI has suspended priority service for new study and work visa applications.

    The UK settlement visa processing time after biometrics 2022 from Pakistan for spouse, partner, family applications are usually within 12 weeks. However, UKVI is prioritizing Ukraine Scheme. Therefore, UKVI is deciding settlement applications in 24-weeks. Moreover, UKVI has also suspended settlement priority service for new family visa applications from Pakistan.

    Can Pakistani Students Work in the UK?

    If a Pakistani student is doing a degree level course in the UK, then can work on the study route for 20 hours per week during term-time. If a Pakistani is studying below degree level course in the UK, then can only work for 10 hours per week during term-time. A Pakistani student doing degree or below degree course can work fulltime during the semester break.

    A dependent spouse of a Pakistani student studying below degree level course cannot work in the UK. However, a dependent spouse of a Pakistani student studying degree level course can work (including self-employment and voluntary work) in the UK.

    Does UK Give Post Study Work Visa to Pakistani Nationals?

    Yes, under the New Graduate route a Pakistani student, who has completed bachelor’s degree or above in the UK, can apply for 2-Year post study work visa. However, if a Pakistani national has completed a PhD in the UK, then can get 3-Year post study work visa.

    How can a Pakistani get a UK job visa?

    The most popular route for getting a job in the UK from Pakistan is the UK Skilled Worker Visa. Therefore, if a Pakistani National is sponsored to do a specific skilled job for a Home Office licensed sponsor, then can apply for the Skilled Worker Visa UK. The Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 General (aka work permit) in 2020. However, unlike Tier 2 General, this new route for skilled workers can lead to permanent settlement (ILR) in the UK.

    On 4 August 2020, the British Government had launched the Health and Care Visa for qualified Pakistani doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who have been trained to a recognised standard and who have good working English. Although, the Health and Care visa forms part of the Skilled Worker route; however, there are a few differences between skilled worker and health and care visa UK.