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US visa validity for Pakistanis reduced from 5 years to 12 months

Journalists and media persons will not be allowed to stay for over three months.

The duration of US visa for Pakistani nationals has been reduced from five years to 12 months. 

Journalists and media persons will not be allowed for over three months without renewing their travel permit, Tribune reported.


An additional fee of $32 will be charged for I visas (Journalists and Media visa), and $38 for all other visa categories must be paid at the Embassy Islamabad or Consulate General Karachi from January 21, it further states. 

The US Embassy did not specify anything about the B1 and B2 visas, which will continue to remain valid for five years. 

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