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Who can migrate?

All persons have the right to freedom of movement. However, the right to travel abroad is usually tied to holding a valid passport. According to the Exit from Pakistan (control) ordinance, the Government may, by order, prohibit any person or class of persons from leaving Pakistan for a destination outside Pakistan, although such person owns the valid travel documents.

In most cases, migrants must apply for a visa to enter a different country. To get a visa, migrants must pass various checks (i.e., health) and must meet specific entry criteria depending on the category they belong.