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Updated 17 June 2022

The government of Pakistan is currently issuing Machine Readable Passports (MRP) with five and ten years validity to Pakistani travellers. The Pakistani passport incorporates special security features designed to prevent unlawful modifications and forgery, as well as minimizing human trafficking. The MRP passport contains digitally printed personal data with a photograph in the bar code.

For Pakistani travellers whose passports have expired or will expire within the next 12 months, the government has made it possible to renew their passports via an official online portal. Here’s everything you need to know about Pakistan passport renewal; its fees, requirements, necessary documents, and processing time.

What are the requirements of a passport renewal?

The requirements are as follows:

  • Supporting documents
  • Photograph up to 5MB. Must be in accordance with the photograph tutorial
  • A fingerprint form. Must be completed in accordance with the fingerprint tutorial
  • A valid credit card to complete your online payment

What are the required documents?

The following documents are required to complete your passport renewal application.

General applicants

  • Color scanned copies of valid CNIC or NICOP or Smart CNIC or NICOP both sides
  • Color scanned copies of existing passport (the first two pages and one random page prompted by the system)
  • Color scanned copy of a valid visa/iqama/residence permit/asylum card/other nationality passport

Minors under the age of 18

  • Color scanned copies of valid NICOP or smart card (both sides) or a computerized B-Form or Family Registration Certificate
  • Color scanned copies of the parents’ valid national ID cards (both sides)
  • Guardianship certificate/court decision in case of separation
  • Color scanned copy of minor’s attestation form 
  • Color scanned copy of death certificate(s) if either the mother or father has passed away
  • Color scanned copy of valid visa/iqama/residence permit/asylum card/other nationality passport

Government employees

  • Color scanned copies of valid CNIC or NICOP or Smart CNIC or NICOP both sides
  • The applicant must provide a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) in case he/she is employed as a government officer/official, armed forces officer or a semi government/autonomous body/corporation. The NOC will be subject to confirmation/verification by the department concerned
  • Color scanned copies of existing passport (the first two pages and one random page prompted by the system)
  • Color scanned copy of valid visa/iqama/residence permit/asylum card/other nationality passport

How to renew my passport online?

Once you have assembled all the necessary documents, you may start your online passport renewal application hereIf you are applying from within Pakistan, an SMS and email code will be sent to you for registration. If applying from outside of Pakistan, all required codes will be sent via email only.

After completing your registration, simply follow the steps below:

  • Start the passport renewal application and provide the required details
  • Provide your address for your passport delivery
  • Pay the fee using a credit or debit card
  • Provide the required personal details
  • Provide your present and permanent addresses
  • Upload your photograph
  • Upload the supporting documents
  • Download the form, register the four required fingerprints prompted by the system
  • Set your scanner to 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG and grayscale. Scan and upload the form
  • Review the information you provided, sign the declaration and then submit the application

Assuming all the necessary requirements have been assembled, the entire application process may take up to 15 minutes.

After completing the application, your passport will be delivered to you via DHL. The delivery time varies according to your [provided delivery address.

Please note that the government portal does not offer services for the following categories:

  • New passport. The initial issuance of Machine Readable Passport (MRP).
  • Modification. In the case of applicants wishing to incorporate changes to their existing Machine Readable Passport (MRP).
  • Reprint exhaust. In the case of applicants wishing to obtain a new passport due to the pages running out because of frequent travelling.
  • Loss passport. The online portal does not provide services concerning lost or stolen passports. In such a case, you are requested to visit your nearest Pakistan Embassy/High Commission/Consulate General which does offer MRP-related services.

What is the fee of the passport renewal application?

The passport renewal fees vary depending on the selected category and type. For example, renewing a 5 year, 36-page passport under ‘normal’ category incurs a fee of Rs 3,000 exclusive of service charge and applicable taxes. While the same type of passport under ‘urgent’ category will set you back Rs 5,000, also exclusive of service charge and taxes. 

Depending on the type of passport and type of category, the fees range from Rs 5,500 to 20,500. This is also excluding delivery fees to your provided address.

 

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