Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani launched an investor-focused and interactive Online Work Visa Application for the investors to get the work visa without delays and documentations.
On the occasion, Prime Minister of Pakistan said that the new service is leading the BOI towards the automation of investment procedures. In order to improve the work efficiency of BOI, to provide better services to investors, contemplating to invest in Pakistan, the initiative of visa online would help to avoid unnecessarily delays in providing services and support to the investors, he further added.
Apprising of the work visa online, Chairman, Board of Investment Saleem H. Mandviwala said, it will lessen the hassle of long documentation and delays in issuing a visa to the investors and they will submit and process visa application online and would also be able to view the application’s status as it is changed by the BOI staff. In this way, investors can work legally in Pakistan for their companies that are the subject of the investment. They can travel freely and stay on a prolonged basis with unlimited two year visa extensions. He further said, soon Ministry of Interior and other stakeholders involved in the visa process would be linked to the visa online service of BOI to provide the visa immediately.
While elaborating the features of online service, he mentioned that BOI will soon start operating with:
Providing Online Services to Foreign Investors for Application Submission, and Processing of :
a. Business Visa Applications
b. New Branch Opening
c. Airport Entry Pass
3. Real-time Updates about Application Status
4. Online Discussion Forums to Help Investment Seekers and Investors
5. Registration of Local Businesses in Online Directory
6. Providing Matchmaking Services to Foreign Investors and Local Businesses
He stated that the details of online service are given on web portal www.investinpakistan.com
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