Ordinary Machine Readable Passport is issued to all citizens of Pakistan.
Validity of MRP (Machine Readable Passport)
The Directorate General of Immigration & Passports will issue the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) valid for five years & Ten years subject to fee deposit.
Passport having validity of 05 years cannot be converted into validity for 10 years.
Children under 15 years of age will be issued Passport having 05 years validity.
Process of Machine Readable Passport
After submitting appropriate Passport Fee for acquiring the relevant Passport Category, the applicant will go through the following stages at Regional Passport Office (RPO) for obtaining Machine Readable Passport (MRP): read more…
NOTE: Before arrival at the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Original Bank Challan receipt must be acquired from the relevant branches of the National Bank, by depositing an appropriate Passport Fee.
Process Flow In Pakistan & Foreign Missions Abroad
Arrival of Applicant at Customer Service Counter.
Token Counter + Photograph Capturing.
Biometric Data Capturing. i.e.(Finger Print)
Verification as per Office Record.
Interview and Decision by Assistant Director.
Passport Delivery Counter.
Required Documents for Machine Readable Passport
Pre-Requisite Documents Required
Normal/Urgent 18 & Above Original Bank Challan (receipt) with appropriate fee deposits.
Original Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) issued by NADRA with its 2-photocopies.
OLD Passport with its photocopy, if issued.
NOC in case of a Government Servant.
Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual-Nationality holders only.
Normal/Urgent Under 18 Original Bank Challan (receipt) with appropriate fee deposits.
Original Computerized Registration Certificate (CRC) issued by NADRA with its 2-photocopies.
Parents Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) with their photocopy.
Foreign Passport along with its photocopy, for Dual -Nationality holders only.
Their are two categories of Ordinary Machine Readable Passport, only for variation among application type/procedure of obtaining passport.
Machine Readable Passports (MRP’s) are replacing the existing manual system. MRP shall require not less than following time duration, to be made available for its delivery after being successfully processed.
Normal 10 days
Urgent 4 days
NOTE: Passports dispatched from the Headquarters for delivery to the applicants within prescribed processing period could be tracked through SMS & Online Passport Tracking System, but to reach their destination i.e. respective Regional Passport Office (RPO) or Foreign Mission (FM), they may take some additional shipment time.
05 Years Validity Category Fee
Normal (36-Pages) Rs.3,000/-
Urgent (36-Pages) Rs.5,000/-
Normal (72-Pages) Rs.55,00/-
Urgent (72-Pages) Rs.9,000/-
Normal (100-Pages) Rs.6,000/-
Urgent (100-Pages) Rs.12,000/-
Fee for 10 YEARS Validity
10 Years Validity Category Fee
Normal (36-Pages) Rs.5,400/-
Urgent (36-Pages) Rs.9,000/-
Normal (72-Pages) Rs.9,900/-
Urgent (72-Pages) Rs.16,200/-
Normal (100-Pages) Rs.10,800/-
Urgent (100-Pages) Rs.21,600/-
Renewal of Passport
Under Passport & Visa Manual 2006, there is no restriction for renewal of passport before its expiry. Passport having full validity of 5/10 years can be issued to the applicants even if existing passport has not completed its validity. However, a statement mentioning the reason for obtaining a new passport before its expiry may be obtained from the applicant. The existing passport may be cancelled and returned to the applicant. All other formalities may also be completed in the case.