Washington: Pakistan has decided to provide five-year, multiple-entry visas to US citizens, even though the US government has changed its policy of issuing five-year visas to Pakistani nationals.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad sent a note and advised Pakistan diplomatic missions in the USA to follow the new policy for issuing visas to American nationals.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allowed granting of multiple-entry visas to US nationals for up to five years with a maximum stay of three months,” the note said.
The United States had long demanded this change in Pakistan’s visa policy and recently changed its own policy when Pakistan did not respond.
The Americans used to issue five-year, multiple-entry tourist and visit visas to Pakistani nationals and in return, they wanted the same policy for visas granted Amnerican nationals.
Now, Pakistan has declared the same policy for American nationals after the USA changed its own visa policy for Pakistani nationals.