Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Urgent Passport in Pakistan: Requirements, Fees and Complete Guide

According to a recent directive from the DG, delivery of passports with a standard fee will now take 10 days rather than a month, delivery of passports with an urgent fee will now take 4 working days rather than 10, and delivery of passports via fast track will now take 2 days rather than 5 as it did previously.

For the applicants, this decision is a huge relief, especially since the backlog of passport applications reached 500,000 in the first week of April.

Even the delivery of Exact and Urgent passports did not occur within the allotted time.

To minimise any inconvenience, it is crucial for the applicants to take advantage of this new procedure and submit their passport applications as soon as possible.

The DG has guaranteed that all applicants will obtain their passports on schedule and that the passport distribution procedure will be sped up.

FAST TRACK PASSPORT FEE

Passport Fee Asaan, is a digital initiative for the facilitation of the People of Pakistan, by Directorate General Immigration & Passports, Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan. Passport Fee Asaan will help its users in Passport Fee Calculation and Payment process. The following features are part of this App:

1.e-Payment

User(s) can Calculate Passport Fees with a simple & easy Wizard to choose suitable options as per his/her own needs and generate a Payment Challan (PSID). This PSID can be paid via ATM, Internet-Banking or 1-link member bank branches.

2.Complaint Resolution

Users can launch a complaint about the payment process, right away from this app and get it resolved.

3.Check Status

Users can inquire about the status of Payment or Complaint with a few taps.

The charges for a fast-track passport are obviously higher than a normal application. We have detailed them in the table below for your convenience. Take a look!

Important Instructions for Users:
  1. Use your Original ID Card / CNIC No. without mistakes in digits entries, (13 digits) need to be followed in Mobile App & e-Portal payments solution.

  2. Before applying for a passport & online fee payment, the area jurisdiction policy must be followed.

  3. Once payment is done, it is non-refundable under the policy so take extreme care in data feeding while using mobile & web applications & online banking.

Number of Pages 5-Year Validity (Charges in PKR) 10-Year Validity (Charges in PKR)
36 10,000 12,500
72 14,000 18,500
100 17,000 23,000

The passport application process in Pakistan has been categorised into two types listed in the following table with their time durations.

Category of Passport Application Time Duration
Normal 10 Days
Urgent 4 Days

FEE TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT IN PAKISTAN

FEES STRUCTURE FOR PAKISTANI PASSPORT WITH 5-YEAR VALIDITY

Category Number of Pages Fee
Normal 36 PKR 3,000/-
Urgent 36 PKR 5,000/-
Normal 72 PKR 5,500/-
Urgent 72 PKR 9,000/-
Normal 100 PKR 6,000/-
Urgent 100 PKR 12,000/-

FEES STRUCTURE WITH PASSPORT WITH 10-YEAR VALIDITY

Category Number of Pages Fee
Normal 36 PKR 4,500/-
Urgent 36 PKR 7,500/-
Normal 72 PKR 9,900/-
Urgent 72 PKR 16,200/-
Normal 100 PKR 18,800/-
Urgent 100 PKR 21,600/-

WHAT YOU MUST DO AT THE RPO (REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE)

These are the procedures you must follow once you arrive at your local passport office if you’re wondering how to obtain a passport in Pakistan.

  • Customer Service Counter.
  • Token/Photograph Counter
  • Biometric Data Counter
  • Data Entry Counter
  • Verification of the Applicant’s Official Records
  • Interview by the Assistant Director.
  • Collection of Passport

Let’s take a look at the step-by-step process of how to get a passport in Pakistan at Regional Passport Office.

CUSTOMER SERVICE COUNTER VISIT

When you arrive at the Regional Post Office’s customer service desk, you will receive a briefing on the entire passport application procedure in Pakistan. You will be asked to go to the Token/Photograph counter if you have all the necessary documentation.

TRADEMARK/PHOTO COUNTER

Your original Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), as well as a bank challan form, must be presented here. You must present your Child Registration Certificate (CRC) if you are under the age of 18.

Biological data counter

You will proceed to the Biometric Counter after receiving a token when your token number is shouted out. A Data Entry Operator (DEO) will welcome you over there and punch in the imprints of your left thumb, left index finger, right thumb, and right thumb.

COUNTER FOR DATA ENTRY

The Data Entry counter must be visited in the following step. To ensure that the information is being entered accurately and without typos or spelling problems, the Data Entry Operator will enter all of the required data into the system while you can see the screen.

THE APPLICANT’S OFFICIAL RECORD IS BEING VERIFIED

Applicants will only be granted a Pakistani passport after passing this verification stage of the passport application procedure. A special team is typically called to look into a case when there is even the slightest possibility of uncertainty.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

Finally, you and all of your original documents will appear before the Assistant Director of the Regional Passport Office. After speaking with you, the Assistant Director will decide whether your passport application is valid enough to be processed or should be rejected.

COLLECTION OF PASSPORT

You will be offered a 10-working-day window for a regular passport application and a 4-working-day window for an urgent passport application after you have completed all of the aforementioned steps for processing your passport. You can either pick it up at the Regional Passport Office’s Passport Collection Counter or, for an extra fee, have it couriered to your home address.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The paperwork needed to apply for a passport in Pakistan are listed below.

For Applicants with 18 Years of Age or Above

  • Bank Challan (receipt) of the prescribed fee deposits
  • Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)/NICOP with its 2-photocopies
  • OLD Passport with its photocopy, in case if there’s one issued previously
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) in case of a Government Servant
  • Foreign Passport with a photocopy, for people with Dual-Nationality

For Applicants Under 18 Years of Age

  • Bank Challan (receipt) of the prescribed fee deposit
  • Computerized Registration Certificate (CRC) with 2-photocopies
  • Photocopies of Parents’ Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs)
  • Foreign Passport with a photocopy, for applicants holding Dual-Nationality

REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICES IN MAJOR CITIES ACROSS PAKISTAN

Here are a few addresses and contact details of Regional Passport Offices in some of the major cities in Pakistan

City Address Phone
Karachi Shahrah-e-Iraq, Saddar 021-99203092-3
Lahore Shahrah-e-Awan Tijarat 042-99201997, 99201916
Islamabad DGIP Headquarter, Mauve Area, Islamabad Capital Territory 051-111-344-777
Faisalabad Jail Road, opposite Allied Hospital 041-9210129
Multan U-Block, New Multan 061-9220088
Peshawar Phase-5, Hayatabad 091-9217616-7
Quetta Arbab Barkat Ali Road 081-9201762
Hyderabad Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) Area 0223-883864

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