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General Requirements for Passport

Ordinary Machine Readable Passport is issued to all citizens of Pakistan.

General Requirements for Passport

New Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

New Passport
For acquiring passport 1st time, the applicant can visit the relevant Passport Office / Foreign Mission along with the required documents.

Documents Required for MRP

Required Documents
The applicant has to bring the following documents while arriving at Regional Passport Offices in Pakistan or Passport Offices at Pakistan Missions abroad:
Category
Age
Pre-Requisite Documents Required
Normal /Urgent 18 & Above
  1. Original Bank Paid Fee Challan (receipt) of prescribed fee.
  2. Original Valid CNIC/NICOP with a photocopy.
  3. Previous Passport in original with its photocopy, (if issued).
  4. NOC in case of a Government Servant.
  5. Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual-Nationals only.
  6. Lost passport Police report, mentioning previous passport number (only in lost passport cases).
Normal /Urgent Under 18 / Minor
  1. Original Bank Paid Fee Challan (receipt) of prescribed fee.
  2. Original Children Registration Certificate(CRC/Form"B") or FRC or Smart Card with its one photocopy.
  3. Copies of valid CNICs of both the Parents.
  4. The Minor will be accompanied by either of his/her parent or legal guardian appointed by court of law, along with original valid CNIC/NICOP of parent/guardian.
  5. Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual Nationals only.
  6. In case either of the parent is deceased, his/her Death Certificate in original and its photo copy.
  7. In case parents are separated/divorced, custody papers granted by Court of Law.
  8. In case of guardian, a guardianship certificate issued by court of law and the appointed Guardian will visit Passport office, in person with minor along with his/her original CNIC and its photocopy.
  9. Lost passport Police report mentioning previous passport number (only in lost passport case)..

Passport Validity (5/10 Years)

Validity

The Directorate General of Immigration & Passports will issue the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) subject to the fee deposited in the bank, valid for:

  1. Five years
  2. Ten years

Note : Children under 15 years of age will be issued Passport having 05 years validity only.

Passport Application Priority

Application Priority
Machine Readable Passport (MRP) shall require following time duration for its delivery after being successfully processed:

Category Duration
Fast Track 2 working days
Urgent 4 working days
Normal 10 working days

Note : Fast Track Passport service is initially available in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad and Rawalpindi only.

NOTE: An E-mail/SMS will be sent to applicant upon dispatch of Passport from Production facility, however applicant can also track it through SMS or by calling Helpline No. Passports are shipped within prescribed time however it may take additional time to reach their destination i.e. respective Regional Passport Office (RPO) or Foreign Mission (FM).

Fast Track Passport

Passport Application Process

Process
After submitting Prescribed Passport Fee for passport, the applicant will go through the following stages at Regional Passport Office (RPO) for obtaining Machine Readable Passport (MRP): read more...
NOTE: Before arrival at the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Original paid Bank Challan receipt must be acquired, by depositing the prescribed Passport Fee at designated branches of National Bank of Pakistan.
Process Flow In Pakistan & Foreign Missions Abroad
  • Arrival of Applicant at Customer Service Counter.
  • Token Counter + Capturing of Photograph
  • Biometrics / Finger Prints capture.
  • Data Entry.
  • Verification as per Office Record. (ECL/BL)
  • Interview and Decision by Assistant Director.
  • Passport Delivery (Collection of Passport)

Renewal of Passport

Renewal of Passport
  • Under Passport & Visa Manual 2006, there is no restriction for renewal of passport before its expiry.
  • Passport having full validity of 5/10 years can be issued to the applicants even if existing passport has not completed its validity.
  • However, a statement mentioning the reason for obtaining a new passport before its expiry may be obtained from the applicant.
  • The applicant may visit the relevant passport office along with required documents for renewal of his/her passport. The existing passport will be returned to the applicant after taking necessary action.

Online Renewal Service : Currently this service is available for applicants outside Pakistan.

Passport Modification / Changes of Particulars

Change of Particulars/Modification (Change of Name, father name, date of birth etc.)
  • The applicant can apply for a passport to modify his/her name, father name, date of birth etc.
  • For it, he has to get his CNIC/NICOP revise/modify first. After getting it, he may visit the passport office along with the required documents.
  • In case of doubt about the age of any applicant, the issuing authority may call documentary evidence such as birth certificate issued by municipalities or other local bodies, or matriculation certificate of recognized Universities or Boards.

Note : However cases of change of name, father name and date of birth altogether will be forwarded by the Regional Passport Office/Foreign Mission to Directorate General Immigration & Passports, Islamabad for approval.

Lost Passport

Passport, when reported Lost
In case of the loss of passport following formalities will be completed:
  • Police report to be lodged with the concerned police station.
  • Requisite fee as per nature of loss i.e. 1st time loss, 2nd time loss to be deposited in the Bank.
  • In case the passport is lost, the Police Report mentioning previous lost passport number will be required.
  • The lost Machine-readable Passport number can be acquired from the nearest Regional Passport Office by filing written application, if required, along with CNIC/NICOP copies or CRC (in case of minor).
  • In case of 1st-time loss, the double fee would be charged for passport, on second-time loss, it shall be quadruple. For the Fee, schedule click here.
  • If the applicant is living abroad and he has lost his passport third time and the Pakistan Mission abroad feels that the applicant is gainfully employed and applicant’s request needs consideration, the Pakistan Mission will refer the case to Directorate General Immigration and Passports for further orders.

Third Time Lost : The Regional Passport Offices in Pakistan will refer 3rd-time loss cases to the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, Islamabad for seeking further advice/approval.

Note : In case of emergency, Pakistan’s Mission Abroad will issue emergency travel document (ETD) for returning to Pakistan, with an intimation to DGI&P.

Damaged Passport / Exhausted Pages

Damaged Passport

Passport against damaged would be issued subject to submission of prescribed fee and production of required documents.

Exhausted Pages

If you are a frequent traveler and pages on your passport are exhausted then you can apply for a fresh passport. You have the choice to choose 36 pages, 72 pages and 100 pages passport depending upon your requirement, however, you have to pay an extra fee for 72 pages passport and 100 pages passport. For more information regarding fees see passport fee section. Passport against Pages exhausted would be issued subject to submission of prescribed fee and production of required documents.

Our Office Timings (for Public dealing)

For passport applications and delivery of passports, the schedule is:

Regional Passport Offices in Pakistan:

Sno. Days Public Dealing Time Office Time
1Monday to Thursday9:00 am to 2:00 pm.9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2Friday9:00 am to 12:30 pm.9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Pakistan Missions abroad:

Please visit the website of the concerned Mission for office timings.

Passport Offices

Offices
Regional Passport Offices (RPOs) of various Zones & Foreign Missions.
o Islamabad.
o FATA.
o Sindh.
o Punjab.
o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
o Balouchistan.
o Azad Jammu Kashmir.
o Gilgit Baltistan.
o Foreign Missions.

Jurisdiction of Passport Offices

General Guidelines

Guidelines
  • According to the existing passport policy the first ever passport will be issued only from the Regional Passport Office in whose jurisdiction the permanent or temporary address of the applicant as recorded in CNIC falls.
  • Applicants of subsequent passports can be entertained by Regional Passport Offices at temporary address (not recorded in CNIC) provided such complete present address is attested by a Gazetted Officer mentioning his CNIC & Telephone number besides by-name official stamp.
  • The Officers/Officials of Government departments, Armed Forces, Autonomous Bodies/Corporations etc, are required to submit No Objection Certificates (NOC) from their departments for issuance of passports.
  • The photograph of the Members of the Armed Forces would be captured in uniform.
  • Minors below 15 years of age are not entitled for ten years validity passports thus five years validity passport would be issued to them.
  • The applicants holding Dual Nationality should bring Foreign Passport in original and its photocopy and declare the same in his/her passport declaration form.
  • A separate passport will be issued to each and every applicant irrespective of age. All sorts of endorsements, including names of children on parent’s passports are not allowed in the machine-readable passport.
  • The passport will only be delivered to the applicant himself/herself or his/her blood relatives, on the given date. Passports to irrelevant persons would not be delivered.
  • The Passport would be delivered after four working days in case of Urgent application and after ten working days in case of Normal application.
  • Bringing of Arms or use of Camera and Mobile phone in Regional Passport Office is prohibited.
  • Only Passport applicant should visit Regional Passport Office accompanies may stay outside to avoid overcrowding.
  • For acquiring a Passport for the first time or for its renewal, modification etc. in Pakistan the applicant has to go through the process mentioned in Steps at Passport Office however applicants living abroad may renew their passport through the Online portal.
  • The passport applicant can visit Pakistan Missions abroad for renewal, modification, lost, damaged, pages exhausted etc. categories.

Cancellation of Multiple Passports

Note : New Policy for Cancellation of Multiple Passport is coming soon.

Contact Passport Policy Section

Contact Kindly provide the following information while making any query specifically for matters related to PASSPORT POLICY.
  • Applicant Name with Father/Guardian Name.
  • Case No. (if initiated)
  • Place of Birth (City/District).
  • Country.
  • CNIC/NICOP Number
  • Passport No. (if applicable).
  • passport.policy@dgip.gov.pk
Kindly provide the following information while making any query specifically for BLACK-LIST Cases.
  • Applicant Name with Father Name.
  • Case No.
  • Place of Birth (City/District).
  • Country.
  • CNIC/NICOP Number
  • Passport No. (if applicable).
  • blcell@dgip.gov.pk

Last modified: 15 November 2021 9:54 am.


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