I am a Sri Lankan studying in a university in Australia, and am currently in Australia (Please note that I do not have a permanent residence in Australia, only a study visa).

I want to travel to my friend in Pakistan for a week or two. Am I able to apply for a Pakistan Visit or Tourism Visa from Australia, while holding a Sri Lankan passport?

  • did you ask the embassy of Pakistan in Australia?
    – uztop
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 13:23
  • I did send them an email 2 weeks back, I didnt get a reply still
    – Nova
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 13:49
  • Based on your temporary resident status in Australia, you can either apply for the visa from within Australia or in Sri Lanka
    – karancan
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 23:08
  • @karancan , how did you find this out ? Have you tried what im doing too? :)
    – Nova
    Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 4:52
  • @karancan can you perhaps add an answer?
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 1:12

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As long as you are residing legally in the country you can apply for a visa to Pakistan:

Applicants holding passports other than Australia/ Fiji Passport should provide proof of their residential status in Australia/Fiji. Their passports must contain the appropriate entry. All others should apply for visa in their country of origin.

From the Pakistan Embassy in Australia website

You will need to show proof of travel, funds and your friend's details. In addition a letter from your friend addresses to the embassy and a copy of his/her NIC (national identity card) should also help.

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