How do we get a Pakistan Passport
Pakistan Passport is an official document issued by the Pakistani government for international travel. Pakistan passport holds the nationality and identity of Pakistani citizen and permits him/her to travel foreign countries. This official document contains the holder name, date of birth, photograph, and signature. In this article, we will describe the requirements, fee, terms and conditions and each and every step of getting the passport. Hope this article will be helpful for you whenever you are going to apply for a passport.
Types of Pakistan Passport
Passport act 1974 and Passport & manual visa 2006 issued three types of passports on the basis of color.
Ordinary passport is green in color and issued to all citizens of Pakistan. It is also known as Ordinary Machine Readable Passport.
The diplomatic passport is red in color and for all diplomats and entitles categories present in para -45 of passport and visa manual 2006.
The official passport is blue in color and issued under Para-9 of Passport and visa manual 2006 only Judges of the supreme court of Pakistan, MNA’s, Senators, provincial ministers and all government officers.
Requirement for Machine Readable Pakistan Passport (MRP)
We discuss here the whole process of obtaining Ordinary Machine Readable passport and following documents are required for MRP
-For 18 year and Above
Computerized Nation Identity Card (CNIC) / Children Registration Certificate (B Form)/ NICOP/Smart Card with its two photocopies
Original Bank Challan receipt with prescribed fee deposits
NOC in case of government servant
Old passport with its photocopy if you have any
For Dual Nationality holder required foreign passport with its photocopy
Army officers come in their uniform
-Less than 18 years
Original bank challan with prescribed fee.
Parents Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) photocopies accompanied with one of them (Father or Mother).
Original computerized registration certificate (CRC) by NADRA with 2 photocopies.
Foreign passport for dual nationality holders.
Categories of Pakistan Passport
There are two categories of Ordinary Machine Readable passport
These categories are made only to distinguish the application procedure for obtaining the passport. Below table shows the time duration for both categories
Procedure in getting Pakistan Passport:
At the Regional Passport Office (RPO) the applicant goes through the following process for obtaining their passport. We describe the whole procedure step by step for you.
Before arrival at the passport office, get the bank challan receipt from the authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan and deposit the prescribed fee for the passport as mentioned above.
Now the applicant arrived at the customer service counter with all the required documents. If the applicant has all the required documents he will be guided towards the Token counter.
At the token counter, applicant produces the original Computerized National Identity card/ B form, Smart card or NICOP.After checking the Original CNIC, the camera operator captures the applicant and give a token number.
After getting the token applicant will reach the biometric counter when his token number appears on the Biometric capturing counter. At your turn, data entry operator took your fingerprints (Right thumb, right index finger, left thumb, left index finger impressions).
After finger impressions, the applicant will guide towards the data entry counter when his number appears on the counter. Now data entry operator enters all the required data of the applicant (Applicant name, father name, qualification, employment status, contact number, your home address).
A screen is also visible to the applicant so in case of any mistake in you have the right to tell the operator for correction.
After entering the data a form will be printed by the operator and given to the applicant for the verification to the next counter.
After verification applicant signature will put on the form.
Now the applicant will get duplicate token number form data entry counter and wait for their interview turn.
When the applicant token number appear on the AD counter, you will appear with all your original documents in front of assistant director for the interview.
After interview Assistant Director will declare while applicant case will allow go ahead or overruled.
Under 18 years applicant Assistant director will handover the form to the applicant for attestation of the photograph from class 1 govt officer. Attestation officer writes his CNCI, contact number and put the official stamp on the form. After attestation of form, his token will allow moving forward.
After complete the above stages you can get your passport after 10 working days (Normal Passport ) and after 4 working days (Urgent Passport).
Fee structure for Pakistan Passport (MRP)
The fee is fixed for Machine Readable Passport according to its categories and validity of the passport. The fee is prescribed on the basis of validity and categories of passport.
For 5 Years Validity:
Fee (PAK Rupees)
For 10 Years Validity:
Fee (PAK Rupees)
Validity of Pakistan Passport
The Director General Of Immigration & Passport issue the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) for five years and ten years. Some are the conditions for validity of passport
5 years validity passport cannot convert into 10 years validity.
Under 15 years children will get passport only for 5 years validity.