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Updated December 2021

Pakistan has put in place an effective and easy online method to renew Machine Readable Passports (MRP), issued by the government with five and ten years validity to Pakistanis from all parts of the world. Overseas Pakistani Passports holders can apply for renewal of their passports through the online passport facility whose passports have expired or will expire within the next 12 months.

If you are a Pakistani national living in Saudi Arabia, looking to renew your passport, we got you covered. Here is the complete guide on the passport renewal process for Pakistani expats in the KSA. 

Pakistan passport renewal in Saudi Arabia

The renewal procedure for a Pakistan passport is available entirely online. You will have to visit the Consulate General only in case of any modification/loss or new passport applications. 

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

  • New passport. The initial issuance of Machine Readable Passport.
  • Modification. In the case of applicants wishing to incorporate changes to their existing Machine Readable Passport.
  • 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 cases, you are requested to visit your nearest Pakistan Embassy/High Commission/Consulate General, which does offer MRP-related services.

What are the requirements of a passport renewal?

Before applying, please have the following ready:

  • 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

Documents required

General applicants

The following documents are required while applying for Renewal of Machine Readable Passport through online passport service provided that his/her current passport is expiring within a period of 12 months:

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

Minors under the age of 18

The following documents are pre-requisite for issuance of passport to minors below 18 years:

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

Government employees

If the applicant is an employee of the Government of Pakistan, the following documents will be required:

  • colour 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
  • colour scanned copies of existing passport (the first two pages and one random page prompted by the system)
  • colour 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 via the link https://onlinemrp.dgip.gov.pk. Since you are applying from outside of Pakistan, all required codes will be sent via email only.

Users already registered in the Pak-identity system can log in from their registered Pak-identity “Username” and “Password”. If you have not done so, create a new application. 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 required by the application.
  • download the form, capture the 4 fingerprints asked by the system.
  • set the scanner at 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG and Grayscale. Scan and upload the form.
  • review the information you provided, sign the declaration, and submit the application.

Assuming all the necessary requirements have been assembled, the entire application process may take up to 16 minutes.

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

What is the fee of the passport renewal application?

The passport renewal fees vary depending on the selected category and type.

Fee for 5 years validity (excluding taxes and delivery charges)

Normal (36-Pages)- Rs.5,500
Urgent (36-Pages)- Rs.7,500

Normal (72-Pages)- Rs.8,000
Urgent (72-Pages)- Rs.11,500

Normal (100-Pages)- Rs.8,500
Urgent (100-Pages)- Rs.14,500

Fee for 10 years validity (excluding taxes and delivery charges)

Normal (36-Pages)- Rs.7,000
Urgent (36-Pages)- Rs.10,000

Normal (72-Pages)- Rs.10,750
Urgent (72-Pages)- Rs.16,000

Normal (100-Pages)- Rs.11,500
Urgent (100-Pages)- Rs.20,500