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Updated July 2024

All Pakistani citizens can travel abroad for purposes such as business, tourism, education, and more, relying solely on the essential travel document—the Pakistani passport. Available with options for 5 or 10 years of validity, this passport serves as your gateway to global adventures. Opting for the 10-year validity means fewer renewals and a decade of uninterrupted travel experiences.

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In this guide, Wego will walk you through everything you need to know about obtaining a 10-year Pakistani passport, from fees and requirements to the application process, making your journey seamless and efficient.

What is a Pakistan 10 year passport?

The Pakistani passport is issued in two main validity periods: a 10-year passport and a 5-year passport, with the former offering a longer validity duration. Despite this difference, both passports provide similar facilities and legal standing.

Furthermore, Pakistani passports are issued in two formats, including Machine Readable Passports (MRP) and e-Passports. The distinguishing feature of an e-Passport is its inclusion of an electronic chip. This chip securely stores the passport holder’s biometric data along with other essential information. Its contactless nature enables electronic reading, enhancing convenience and security during travel.

Choosing between these passport types ultimately boils down to personal preference and specific travel needs.

For a comprehensive understanding of the Pakistani passport, including its various aspects and features, please refer to our dedicated article below:

Pakistan Passport: The Ultimate Guide to Obtaining and Renewing Your Passport

 

What are the Pakistan 10 year passport requirements?

Below are the essential documents required when applying for a Pakistani 10-year passport:

Adults

  • proof of prescribed passport fee payment (original bank receipt or e-payment confirmation)
  • valid CNIC/NICOP with a photocopy
  • previous passport in original with its photocopy (if issued)
  • NOC from the concerned department for government/semi-government employees
  • foreign passport with a photocopy (for dual nationals)
  • lost passport police report (if applicable)

Minors

  • proof of prescribed passport fee payment (original bank receipt or e-payment confirmation)
  • original Child Registration Certificate (CRC/Form “B”) or Family Registration Certificate (FRC) or Smart Card with one photocopy
  • valid CNICs or passports of both parents with photocopies
  • the minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with their original CNIC/NICOP
  • custody papers for separated/divorced parents
  • guardianship certificate for legal guardians
  • foreign passport with a photocopy (for dual nationals)
  • death certificate of a deceased parent (if applicable)
  • lost passport police report (if applicable)

How to apply for a Pakistan 10 year passport?

To obtain a machine-readable passport with a 10-year validity, applicants must navigate several sequential procedures at Regional Passport Offices in Pakistan or Pakistan Missions abroad:
  • arrival at the Customer Service Counter: Upon arrival, applicants proceed to the Customer Service Counter to initiate the application process.
  • fee verification: The applicant’s payment for passport processing fees is verified at this stage to ensure all financial requirements are met.
  • photograph capture: A photograph of the applicant is taken according to the specified guidelines for the MRP.
  • token issuance: A token or queue number is issued to the applicant, which determines their order in the subsequent steps.
  • biometrics/fingerprint capture: Biometric data, including fingerprints, is captured to authenticate the applicant’s identity.
  • data entry: The applicant’s personal details and biometric information are entered into the passport system for processing.
  • verification against office records (ECL/BL): Background checks are conducted against office records such as Exit Control List (ECL) and Black List (BL) to verify the applicant’s status.
  • interview and decision by Assistant Director: An interview may be conducted by the Assistant Director to assess the applicant’s eligibility and validate the information provided.
  • passport delivery (collection of passport): Once the application is approved and processed, the applicant collects their Machine Readable Passport from the designated office or mission.

What is a Pakistan 10 year passport fee?

The fee for a Pakistani 10-year passport is higher compared to a 5-year passport. However, this upfront investment translates into fewer renewal hassles and reduces the need to visit the embassy or consulate when you are abroad.

This offers peace of mind, knowing you have secure and continuous legal citizenship status without frequent administrative disruptions.

Inland fees

For applicants within Pakistan, the fees for a 10-year passport amount to the following:

Please note that in addition to the fees mentioned below, there will be an extra service charge of PKR 1,000.

Category Fee
Normal (36-Pages) PKR 6,700
Urgent (36-Pages) PKR 11,200
Normal (72-Pages) PKR 12,400
Urgent (72-Pages) PKR 20,200
Normal (100-Pages) PKR 13,500
Urgent (100-Pages) PKR 27,000

Overseas fees

For Pakistani citizens residing abroad, the fees for a 10-year passport are outlined below.

Please note that in addition to the fees mentioned below, there will be an extra service charge of PKR 1,000.

Category Fee
Normal (36-Pages) Rs. 6,700
Urgent (36-Pages) Rs. 11,200
Normal (72-Pages) Rs. 12,400
Urgent (72-Pages) Rs. 20,200
Normal (100-Pages) Rs. 13,500
Urgent (100-Pages) Rs. 27,000

10 year passport rule for Pakistani travelers to Europe

When planning to travel to the European Union, it is crucial for Pakistani travelers to understand and comply with the “10-Year Passport Rule.” This rule ensures the security and validity of travel documents for individuals entering EU countries.

According to this rule, your Pakistani passport must meet the following criteria:

  • issue date: Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the EU country. This means if your passport was issued more than 10 years ago, it will not be accepted for travel to EU nations, regardless of its expiration date.
  • validity beyond departure: Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave the EU country. This ensures that travelers have a sufficient validity period on their passports for the entirety of their stay, plus a buffer period.

Complying with these requirements is essential to avoid any issues at immigration checkpoints. Ensuring your passport meets these criteria will help prevent travel disruptions and guarantee a smooth entry and exit from EU countries.

Please make sure to always check your passport’s issue date and remaining validity before planning your trip to Europe to align with these regulations.

 

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