Can I get a USA tourist visa from within Pakistan in 2021? And how much time will it take to get the visa stamped?


As of this writing, no, you can not apply for such a visa from within Pakistan.

The US embassy and consulates in Pakistan are currently only processing visa applications for these categories:

  • Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses and children of U.S. citizens
  • F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student)
  • I (media and journalism) category
  • Petition-based work visas: (H1B, H2B, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) not subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052. Exceptions to Presidential Proclamation 10052 are listed here.

Tourist visas are "nonimmigrant" B-2 visas and are not presently included in this list.

Depending on the course of the covid-19 pandemic, things may change later in the year. You should keep an eye on the Embassy's website for updates.

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