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Today, we bring you all the details of getting a new passport or renewing an existing one in Islamabad. From locations to passport requirements to pricing, we have got you covered.
So, let’s begin.
Starting from the basics…
What is a Passport?
A passport is a travel document issued by a country’s government to its citizens that verifies the identity and nationality of the holder for the purpose of international travel.
In short, if you want to travel outside your country, you need your passport otherwise you will not be able to enter that specific country.
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Details in the Passport
A typical passport contains the following information:
- The bearer’s name.
- Place of birth.
- Date of birth
- The date of issue
- Date of expiry
- Passport number
- Signature of the bearer
Types of Pakistani Passports
There are three basic types of passports that the Pakistani government issues to its citizens.
- Ordinary Passports
- Diplomatic Passports
- Official Passports
Ordinary Machine Readable Passport is issued to all citizens of Pakistan. They can use it to apply for international visas.
Also, read visa-free countries for Pakistani citizens.
2. Diplomatic Passport
Diplomatic passports are issued to the Diplomats and other entitled categories.
3. Official Passport
Official passports are issued to Pakistani Nationals who are Senators, MNAs, Provincial Ministers, Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan/High Courts, Officers serving with the Government, and proceeding abroad on official assignments, etc.
Passport Offices in Islamabad
If you are a resident of Islamabad and wish to know about the passport office locations, then keep on reading.
|DGIP Headquarter||G-8/1 Mauve Area, Islamabad||051-111-344-777|
|Islamabad||13-C, Al-Hussain Plaza, G-10 Markaz, Islamabad.||051-9239308|
|EPO Islamabad||Regional Passport Office plot 19-a ground floor, Pak Plaza, Fazal-e-Haq Road Blue Area, Islamabad.||–|
Process of Getting a Passport
Step 1 – Arrival of Applicant at Customer Service Counter
For this step, the applicant has to go to the customer service counter at the Regional Passport Office. If you have all the required documents with you, you will be taken to the token counter.
Step 2 – Token Counter and Capturing of Photograph
The applicant will produce the original CNIC/Smart-Card/NICOP or Children Registration Certificate (CRC), in case of below 18 years of age, along with its copies and bank challan form.
Also, the camera operator will take pictures of the applicant. Then, a token will be issued to the applicant.
Step 3 – Biometric Data Capture
The applicant after obtaining a token will approach the Biometric Counter as soon as his token appears at Biometric Capturing Counter. Data Entry Operator (DEO) at the Counter will capture his right thumb, right index finger, Left Thumb, and Left index finger impressions.
Step 4 – Data Entry
The Applicant will move to the Data Entry Counters as soon as his token number appears on the Counter. The Data Entry Operator will enter all the required data of the Applicant while the data entry screen will also be visible to the Applicant so that he or she can guide the Data Entry Operator accordingly.
After the data entry is completed Data Entry Form will be printed by the operator and will be presented to the Applicant for verification. The Applicant will verify all its contents by signing the form. The applicant will be asked to collect duplicate tokens from the data entry counter.
Step 5 – Verification as per Office Record (ECL/BL)
The verification against office records will be carried out. Verification against Exit Control List (ECL) and Black List (BL) will also be carried out to make sure that the applicant has a clean history.
In case of slightest doubt about the National Status of the applicant, the case may be referred to Special Branch/IB for confirmation.
Step 6 – Interview & Decision by Assistant Director
Finally, the applicant will appear before the Assistant Director when his token appears on the AD counter along with all the original documents.
The Assistant Director will interview the Applicant and declare his verdict to the applicant whether his case is to be allowed go-ahead or overruled.
Assistant Director will defer the case of Applicant below 18 years of age and will handover the printed form to the applicant for attestation of his photograph from a Class 1 Govt. officer. The attester will have to write his/her CNIC/Contact No. along with the official stamp on the form.
On production of data form (duly attested) the deferred Token will be allowed go-ahead.
Things to Bring Along to the Passport Office for MRP
To get your machine-readable passport at the office, make sure you carry the following documents with you.
- Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)/NICOP/Smart-Card or Children Registration Certificate (Form”B”)>
- Original Bank Challan of Rs.3000/- for Normal & Rs.5000/- for Urgent processing for 5 years validity passport & Rs.5400/- for Normal & Rs.9000/- for Urgent processing of 10 years validity passport
- Children under 15 years of age will be issued 05 years validity Passport
- Old Passport (if any)
The Validity of the Pakistani Passport
The government of Pakistan issues two kinds of passports.
The Directorate General of Immigration & Passports will issue the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) valid for five years & Ten years subject to fee deposit.
However, you must remember that a passport having validity of 05 years cannot be converted into validity for 10 years. Also, children under 15 years of age will be issued Passport having 05 years’ validity.
Documents Required to Get Your Passport
– Normal/Urgent (18 & Above)
- Original Bank Challan (receipt) with prescribed fee deposits.
- Original Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)/NICOP/Smart-Card issued by NADRA with its 2-photocopies.
- OLD Passport with its photocopy, if issued.
- NOC in case of a Government Servant.
- Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual-Nationality holders only.
– Normal/Urgent (Under 18)
- Original Bank Challan (receipt) with prescribed fee deposits.
- Original Computerized Registration Certificate (CRC) issued by NADRA with its 2-photocopies.
- Copies of Parents Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC), accompanied with either of them (Father/Mother).
- Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual -Nationality holders only.
Pricing of Passport
Pakistani passport comes with two durations: 5 years and 10 years validity. The pricing of each category differs accordingly.
Here is a table of passport fees so that you can have a fair idea about the pricing model of different kinds of passports.
Fee for 05 Years Validity
Fee for 10 Years Validity
This was all you need to know about a Pakistani passport and how to get it. We hope this article will help you a lot. If you have any more questions, please leave a comment in the comment section below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.