Sunday, September 18, 2016

Getting passport in Pakistan without hassle

We have all experienced the long queues and incessant chatter of agents outside passport offices. This post will help you circumvent most queues and allow you to get a passport with ease. Be sure to follow these guidelines:

1. Payment: You are required to pay a fee for getting your passport printed. You have the option of getting an urgent or normal delivery passport. (Normal passport arrives in whereas Urgent arrives in 4 days).

In addition, you can get a passport for 5 or 10 years validity and have the option of 36, 72 or 100 pages. The payment structure as follows:
 Payment in Rs.
Normal (10 days delivery)
Urgent (4 days delivery)
Pages / Validity
5 YEAR
10 YEAR
5 YEAR
10 YEAR
36 pages
3,000
5,400
5,000
9,000
72 pages
5,500
9,900
9,000
16,200
100 pages
6,000
10,800
12,000
21,600

Price correct as of September 2015
Decide on what you need and deposit this amount in National Bank. There is an NBP booth at Lahore Garden Town Passport office, but I recommend depositing this fee a day before going to the passport office.

You will need to print and fill this slip: https://www.nbp.com.pk/Forms-Applications/PassportChallanForm.pdf

And here are the branches of NBP that accept this payment: http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Banks.aspx

Remember, you SHOULD deposit this fee a DAY before going to the office.

2. Documents needed:

For a citizen's passport you need:
A. Your original CNIC and 2 copies of your CNIC (for children less than 18, Form B and need a guardian to accompany them)
B. Your previous passport and 1 copy of it  (if available)
C. Challan copy showing you have paid the passport fee

Get this done before going to the passport office.

3. Which office:

Here's a list of passport offices in Pakistan: http://www.dgip.gov.pk/files/Offices.aspx


No comments:

Post a Comment