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Additional Services

The services mentioned here are optional. To use them, you will need to pay an extra fee in addition to the visa application fee. You must pay this extra fee when you attend the visa application centre only.

The services provided by VFS are optional and you will be charged in addition to your visa application fee. Applicants should collect and keep their receipts for these services.

Services Description Service Fee PKR
Photo Booth Photo booth facility 780 PKR / 4 Photos
Photo Copy Photocopier facility 16 PKR / Page
SMS Updates on the status of your application 315 PKR
Form Filling A personalised service provided by VAC staff to assist you with the completion of your application form 1560 PKR
Prime Time Submit your application outside of normal working hours 6600 PKR
Courier Return Have your passport couriered back to you instead of collecting it from the VAC. 2,200 PKR

Courier Return Service

Have your passport couriered back to you instead of collecting it from the VAC.

The visa application centre will courier the decision on your visa application, documents and passport back to you. You can buy the service at the visa application centre for a fee of 2,200 PKR (all applicable taxes included). Please enquire about this service when you submit your visa application at one of the service desks.

Prime Time application service

The Prime time service is mainly aimed to facilitate working professional and business executives who would prefer to apply outside of their own normal working hours.

This service allows applicants at Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore to submit their legalization and visa applications between the hours of 17:00 and 19:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This service costs an additional PKR 6600 which is in addition to the visa and service fees.

SMS Service

VFS Global is pleased to be able to offer an SMS service which updates customers in Pakistan on the progress of their visa applications. The easy to use SMS service sends an automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process. This is followed up with an automated email message to the applicant's email informing them of the status of their visa application. The SMS text is available in English.

This optional service can be purchased for PKR 315 when you submit your visa application. Please read the disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Note: This value added service is available in Pakistan (Local SMS only).

Form Filling Service

A personalized service provided by VAC staff to assist you with the completion of your application form at the application centre.

Our staff will help you to complete the visa application form, asking the exact questions on the form, and recording the answers verbatim in the applicant’s own words. It is really important to note that we will not be offering advice. Our staff will ask you what category you are applying in and then you will be asked each and every question and we will enter the exact answer on the form.

Before finalising the form our staff will read the entered information back to you and will ask you to sign a disclaimer to confirm that all the answers are correct.

The service costs an additional PKR 1560. Using the Form Filling service does not imply or guarantee in any way that your visa application will be successful. All applicants must meet the requirements of the relevant immigration rules.