Indian visa for Pakistani citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Pakistani passport holders visiting India for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Pakistani citizens to enter India for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa India e-visa for Pakistani citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival India visa on arrival for Pakistani citizens Not Available

India tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Pakistani passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in India.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from India.

If you are looking for India visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Pakistan, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of India nearest your place of residence.

  • Islamabad: The High Commission of India in Islamabad, Pakistan (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 5 minutes)

India visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest India diplomatic mission offices to Pakistan for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Pakistan traveling to India from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Pakistan) estimated Change (%)
2008 3,698 N/A
2009 3,618 -2.16%
2010 4,043 11.75%
2011 4,416 9.23%
2012 4,605 4.28%
2013 4,878 5.93%
2014 9,175 88.09%
2015 9,299 1.35%
2016 10,199 9.68%
2017 10,880 6.68%
2018 12,196 12.10%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

India & Pakistan comparison

India's area is approximately 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,954 sq mi), while the area of Pakistan is approximately 770,880 km2 (297,638 sq mi). This means Pakistan is 3.86 times smaller than India.

As of May 2021, India's population is ~1.9 billion people - 1,490,890,060 more people than the population of Pakistan.

We have highlighted India & Pakistan’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

India Pakistan Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,870,340,737 379,450,677 1.5 billion more people live in India than Pakistan
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 186 117 India has 69 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Pakistan.
Travel freedom (2021) 28 12 India passport holders can visit 16 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 466 134 Indian hosts 332 more foreign missions than Pakistan.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Pakistan travel to India in one year?

The number of visitors from Pakistan visiting India in 2018 was approximately 12,196.

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