The E-passport has become wildly trending and it’s a great addition to travel documents. The governor of Pakistan is also providing such a facility to Pakistani citizens residing abroad, an electronic passport is now available to ensure safe international travel. E-passport Pakistan has many key features and benefits over a traditional passport. Since the world is advancing very fast having an e-passport can help a lot. There are some new changes to E-passport Pakistan Fee. We will provide you with all the details in this article.
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Information about E-passport Pakistan
The E-passport was launched on 30 March 2022. There was an event where Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed also said that 191 countries are allowed to apply for a Pakistan visa after meeting the minimum eligibility requirements. If we discuss the e-Passport structure, it comes with an electronic embedded chip in a passport page, which can be used to store the biometric information of the passport holder.
The chip stores all the necessary data and biometrics to verify the passport holder’s identity. The personal data includes a unique identification number and a digital signature on the data page of the passport. The E-passports made in Pakistan are in compliance with the United Nations ICAO standards. All passports are printed and shipped from the DGIP headquarters in the capital city of Islamabad.
Benefits of E-passport Pakistan
These passports are traditional Pakistani passports and they are machine-readable and biometric. E-passports are already very common and used in more than 150 countries worldwide. Most countries prefer and have already switched to e-Passport to stay up to date with better border security protocols.
If you are an e-Passport holder, you can benefit from the e-gate facility at all airports all over the world. This faculty is also beneficial when it comes to minimizing the problems in the ongoing old manual system. If done right it can help applicants to process online applications more conveniently. Overseas Pakistanis will benefit most from the e-Passport since there are various forms of security checks.
E-passport Pakistan Fee
The government has announced a great increase in the E-passport Pakistan fee. This news was shared by the Directorate of Immigration and Passports. Both home and abroad passport-issuing authorities are notified in this regard.
According to the officially released notification, the fee for a normal 36-page passport with a 5-year validity is Rs. 9,000, and the fee for a 36-page passport with 10-year validity is Rs. 13,500.
The 36-page urgent passport fee with a validity of 5 years is Rs. 15,000 and the 36-page urgent passport fee with a validity of 10 years is Rs. 22,500.
The normal fee for a 72-page passport with a 5-year validity is Rs. 16,500, whereas the fee for a normal 72-page passport with 10-year validity costs Rs. 24,750.
If want to apply for an urgent 72-page passport with a 5-year validity, the fee is Rs. 27,000, and a 72-page passport with 10-year validity costs Rs. 40,500.
For a better understanding take a look at the chart below:
Sr. No. Pages Validity Normal Fee (Rs.) Urgent Fee (Rs.)
1. 36 5 Years 9,000 15,000
10 Years 13,500 22,500
2. 72 5 Years 16,500 27,000
10 Years 24,750 40,500
How to Apply Pakistani E Passport.
The process to apply for the Pakistan e-Passport is the same as acquiring a traditional passport. The E-passport facility was initially introduced for diplomatic and government officials of Pakistan. Applicants who applied for an e-Passport will receive their passports after the production process is completed. Until then they are advised to use the old-issued traditional passport. For eligibility requirements please visit: https://onlinemrp.dgip.gov.pk/supp-docs/
Pakistani Passport Fee Payment Changed from 31st January:
The given screenshot is a Tweet from the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports (DGIP). They shared information about the Pakistani passport fee payment changes from 31st January. The payment system will be changed thoroughly and a new one will be introduced. Everything is done and the only thing left is to wait for the January month to end.
As per the old passport fee payment system, we had to visit and submit a challan to the National Bank of Punjab. Most of the Executive passport offices have an NBP counter set up in the office for passport payments. The new payment system will promote online payment platforms. The fees can be paid via EasyPaisa, JazzCash, Bank transfer, and ATM.
So this app will be the only option available from the 31st of January to pay the Pakistani passport fee. So if you want to apply for a new passport and renew the old one, we suggest you first pay the fee online and then visit the passport office. Previously, we shared the whole online process by ASAAN APP to pay the passport fee online.