Message for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of Visa Page Inserts

U.S. Mission to Pakistan

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan informs U.S. citizens that after December 31, 2015, there will be no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. Instead, as of October 2014, 52-page passport books are being issued to all applicants applying at overseas posts at no extra cost.  This policy aims to lessen the burden that may be placed on frequent travelers who need more pages and those customers who may need to update residence permits or foreign entry/exit visas to comply with foreign country immigration practices.

Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries.  Some require two blank pages for entry and exit.  See the Country Specific Information for Pakistan for more information on entry, exit, and visa requirements for travel to Pakistan.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, Islamabad, Pakistan, by phone at (+92) (51) 208-0000 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., or by email at  For After-Hours Emergenices, call 051 208-0000 within Pakistan. Contact the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, located at Plot 3, 4, 5, New TPX Area Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, by email at, or by phone at (+92) (21) 3527-5000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..  For After-Hours Emergenices involving U.S. citizens in Sindh or Balochistan, call 021 3527-5000 within Pakistan.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).