Visa Facilitation

PSEB provides Inbound and outbound visa facilitation to all valid member IT/ITeS companies and call centers for customers, investors, and company employees. Any registered company and call center can obtain this facility from PSEB simply by sending a request letter explaining purpose of visit, duration of stay and copy of passport(s).

Sajid Iqbal

Manager Domestic Business

Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Limited

2nd Floor Evacuee Trust Complex

F-5, Aga Khan Road

Islamabad - 44000

Telephone: 92-51-9204074, Extension 102

Fax: 92-51-9204075

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reporting of IT Exports

All IT & ITeS companies and their banks are reminded to mention the following codes from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) when reporting their monthly exports on the Export Proceeds Realization Certificates (EPRC) along with Form-R (download). If you or your bank does not mention these codes, then that remittance will not be recorded against IT exports and IT exports reported by State Bank will be below actual exports. Hence, please make a note of this.

No.SBP Code No.CategoryDescription
1 9102 Call Centers Receipts on account of services provided by Call Centers
2 9181 Hardware Consultancy Services Receipts on account of computer hardware consultancy services provided to non-residents
3 9182 Software Consultancy Services Receipts on account of database services provided to non-residents such as development, storage, and on-line times series. Also included are the database processing services provided to non-residents
4 9183 Maintenance and Repair of Computers Receipts on account of maintenance and repair of computers and peripheral equipment abroad to non-residents
5 9184 Export of Computer Software Receipts on account of export of computer software including design, development, and programming of customized system
6 9185 Other Computer Services Receipts on account of other computer services not specified elsewhere

PSEB Registration

IT and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) companies operating in Pakistan must register with PSEB in order to avail the following benefits and future incentives:

Benefits of PSEB Registration:

  • Tax exemption on exports of IT services (currently till 2016 but expected to be extended further)
  • Repatriation of profits (currently 100% repatriation of profits is permissible)
  • Voice traffic legalized for PSEB registered call centers
  • Credibility with foreign customers and investors in the international market
  • Subsidized participation in International exhibitions and roadshows
  • Subsidized participation in local exhibitions attended by foreign customers and investors
  • Marketing of IT industry through PSEB sponsored IT portal
  • Subsidized professional trainings for the management and technical staff of IT companies
  • Fully paid Internships of ICT graduates in the IT industry (more than half have been are hired by the IT industry)
  • Incubation Program for IT entrepreneurs/startups
  • Inbound and outbound visa facilitation of customers, investors, and company employees

Please note that any call center not registered with PSEB will be considered to be operating illegally and will be subject to legal proceedings by the PTA and FIA. In the event that your call center is operational, renewal of your registration with PSEB is mandatory in order to ensure that your call center continues to function as a legitimate business. Non-compliance will be reported to PTA for further action.

To register with PSEB, please click on the relevant link given below and download the registration form:

Company Registration | Call Center Registration

Foreign Remittances NOC

According to Foreign Exchange Manual 2002 Chapter 14 Clause 12, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) requires that any IT company willing to procure software from abroad first needs to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from PSEB in case of remittance above 100,000 US $ or equivalent. However, no NOC from PSEB is required in case of remittance below 100,000 US $.
Please download, print, and clearly fill out this NOC form, and post it along required documents at the address given below.

Required Documents

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) documents
  • Cover letter with complete contact information
  • Foreign Vendor Identification
  • Copy of contract with foreign vendor
  • Evaluation Report
  • Copy of Invoices from foreign vendor

Processing Charges

Processing fee must be enclosed as per below schedule (Revised from 1st August, 2017):

Sr. No. Remittance Value Fee Proposed
1 100,000 – upto 200,000 US $ or equivalent Rs. 50,000/-
2 Above 200,000 – upto 400,000 US $ or equivalent Rs. 100,000/-
3 Above 400,000 – upto 600,000 US $ or equivalent Rs. 200,000/-
4 Above 600,000 – upto 1 Million US $ or equivalent Rs. 300,000/-
5 Above 1 Million – upto 2 Million US $ or equivalent Rs. 400,000/-
6 For each additional 1 million US $ or equivalent Rs. 400,000/-

Sajid Iqbal
Manager Domestic Business
Pakistan Software Export Board (G) Limited
2nd Floor Evacuee Trust Complex
F-5, Aga Khan Road
Islamabad - 44000
Telephone: 92-51-9204074, Extension 102
Fax: 92-51-9204075
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.