How to apply for a passport in Pakistan
I have been planning to pursue my further education in Australia and I need a passport to apply for admission in University of Sydney. I only that I have to visit regional passport office but no clue what to do next. Please guide me through the process.
All Pakistani citizens living in Pakistan need a passport that proves your identity in a foreign country. You can obtain a passport by following the process below.
Visit your nearest passport office with a bank challan receipt after paying passport fee. You can get clallan form from authorized branches of National Bank of Pakistan
For passport fee and other details visit http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Ordinary%20Passport.aspx#Fee
Arrive at Costumer Service Counter
At regional passport office, show up at Costumers service desk with required documents in hand. You will be guided about the process and directed towards the token counter.
For information on documents required for passport: http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Ordinary%20Passport.aspx
You will get a token and directed you to camera man for photographs and other formalities.
Biometric Data Acquisition
Now appear at biometric counter for finger prints of right and left thumbs and index fingers.
Data entry operator will enter your data into computer. You can also see the entered data on the screen. If there is an error, you can guide the operator to make corrections. Finally, you will have to sign a form and you will be given a duplicate token.
Your record will be matched and an officer will make sure you’re not in black list or exit control list.
Assistant Director will take your interview and make a decision to allow or disallow you for further process. Mostly, you’re allowed to proceed and get your passport.
Delivery of Passport
After going through the above process, your passport will be dispatched from headquarter and deliver to designated regional office. You can track your passport online or through SMS.
Normal: 10 working days
Urgent: 04 working days
For more details on visas, passports and immigration visit http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Home.aspx