Highlights of the post:
Types of Passports
Offices in Islamabad
Offices in Lahore
Offices in Karachi
Offices in Rawalpindi
Passport offices in Pakistan are found in every region of the country across all provinces. These offices are divided into two categories including regional passport offices and executive passport offices while DGIP head office is located in the capital city. Since a passport is the basic document for you to get a permit to travel abroad, you need to have the latest information about the application and renewal procedure.
In this blog, we’ll discuss all the details about the passport offices located in the major cities of Pakistan, their address and helpline numbers. Before we tell you about the locations and the contact information about the passport offices, let’s quickly review the application process.
Step-Wise Guide for Passport Application Process in Pakistan
When applying for a passport in Pakistan, you will have to visit one of the nearest offices and report to the following counters:
- Customer Service Counter
- Token/Photograph Counter
- Biometric Data Counter
- Data Entry Counter
- Verification of the Applicant’s Records
- Interview by the Assistant Director
- Collection of Passport
On a side note, if you’re a resident of the capital city, we’ve shared a list of the passport offices in Islamabad for your convenience.
Types of Pakistani Passport
Under the Passport Act 1947, there are three kinds of Pakistani Passports:
- Ordinary Passports: used by common citizens
- Diplomatic Passports: used by diplomats (representatives of Pakistan). It has a red cover.
- Official Passports: issued to government officials. It has a blue cover.
Documents required for issuance and renewal of passport
The documents one requires for issuance [both adults and minors] and renewal are different.
Let’s take a look.
If you are 18 years of age or above, you need to take the following documents with you.
- 2 photocopies of CNIC or NICOP
- Bank receipt of the fee deposit
- In case of dual nationality, the foreign passport and its copy
- If an employee of the government, an NO (no-objection certificate)
- The original CNIC or its NICOP
For citizens under the of 18, the necessary documents are:
- 2 photo copies of birth certificate, issued by NADRA
- 2 photo copies of parent’s CNIC
- Bank receipt of the fee deposit
- Computerised CRC (Children Registration Certificate) issued by NADRA
- Foreign passport and its copy (in case of dual nationality)
For Passport Renewal
For the individuals who wish to get their passport renewed, they should make sure they keep the following documents with them:
- Bank receipt of the renewal fee deposit
- Original CNIC or CRC (for minors)
- Old passport and its copy
Passport Stolen/ Lost
In case of your passport being stolen or lost, you can reapply for a machine readable passport by following some simple steps:
- File a report in the nearest police station
- Submit the fee required according to the times your passport has been lost.
|No. of times lost||Fee for a normal Passport |
|Fee for an urgent Passport|
In case your passport has been lost three times, your case will be referred to the DGIP Pakistan.
- You need to take the following documents with you;
- Photocopy of the old passport
- A copy of your CNIC
A new passport will be issued after verification of the previous passport from the concerned authorities, thus it might take a long time, a month or even more.
Charges and Validity
There are certain criteria, according to which, the fee for the passport is decided.
- Number of pages in a passport
- Years of validity
- Normal or urgent
The passport for minors will have the validity of 5 years only.
The normal passport can be collected in 15 days, while the urgent passport arrives in 4 days.
Fee Structure for Passport with 5 Years Validity
|Category||Number of Pages||Price (PKR)|
Fee Structure for Passport with 10 Year Validity
|Category||Number of pages||Price (PKR)|
Headquarter and Regional Passport Offices in Pakistan
The last thing you need to know before visiting the passport offices in Pakistan is their location and their contact information.
DGIP Head Office
This is the head office of the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports in Pakistan (DGIP).
Address: G-8/1 Mauve Area, Islamabad
Passport Offices in Islamabad
Other than the DGIP head office, there are a few regional passport offices in Islamabad.
|Islamabad||13-C, Al-Hussain Plaza, G-10 Markaz, Islamabad.||051-9239308|
|EPO Islamabad||Plot 19-A, Pak Plaza, Fazal-e-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad.||N/A|
Note: The passport offices in Islamabad remain open from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. They are closed on weekends and public holidays. However the timings can change any time based on the instructions of the DGIP Pakistan.
Please make sure to read information about the documentation and fee structure of passport offices in Islamabad.
Passport Offices in Lahore
The addresses and contact details of the regional passport offices in Lahore are as following;
|Lahore||8-A, Shahrah-e-Aiwan Tijarat, Shadman, Lahore||042-9201997 / 9201916|
|Lahore-1||4-A, Sher Shah Block, Behind Barkat Market, New Garden Town||042-9201836|
|Lahore (Bar Council)||Lahore High Court Bar Association.||N/A|
|Lahore (Shahdara)||Zain Park bypass, Sagian Road, Shahdara, Lahore||N/A|
|Lahore-3||14KM Stop, Main Raiwind Road, Araiyan More, Lahore.||N/A|
Note: Passport offices in Lahore remain open from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. On Friday, the offices remain open till 12:30 pm. They are closed on weekends and public holidays. However, the timings of the offices may change on the basis of instructions of DGIP Pakistan.
If you need to apply or renew your passport, here is the information from documentation to fees in passport offices in Lahore.
Passport offices in Karachi
Lets see the address and contact details of the regional passport offices in Karachi.
|Karachi-1||Shahrah-e-Iraq, Frere Police Station Road||021-9203092-3|
|Karachi-2||1st Floor, Awami Markaz, Shahrah-e-Faisal||021-9203091|
|NADRA Executive Passport Office||Marine Promenade, Block 3, Clifton||021-99248163|
Note: Passport offices in Karachi remain open from Monday to Thursday 9 am to 2 pm. Friday the timings are till 12:30 pm. They are closed on weekends and public holidays. However the timings are subjected to change as per the instructions of the DGIP Pakistan.
Here is a simple guide to passport office in Karachi, from passport fees to documentation and everything.
Passport Offices in Rawalpindi
Here are the addresses and contact details of the regional passport offices in Rawalpindi.
|Rawalpindi||Opposite Station High School No.3, Ganj Mandi More, Railway Workshop Road, (Near Bakery Chowk).||051-9237253|
|EPO Rawalpindi||Rehmanabad Murree Road, Rawalpindi||N/A|
Regional Offices in Pakistan: Provincial List
Apart from the major cities of Pakistan, here is a list of some of the regional offices in the four provinces, with their address and contact details.
Passport Offices in Sindh
|Hyderabad||Plot No. S-3, SITE Area.||0223-883864|
|Sukkur||House no C-628, near Local Board, Mules Road.||071-5625453|
|Nawabshah||House # 1-A, Sachal Sarmast Colony||N/A|
|Thatta||District Accounts Office, Thatta||N/A|
Passport Offices in Punjab
|Gujrat||G.T. Road, Near Deona Mandi||053-9260200|
|Sialkot||Zeeshan Housing Complex, Kashmir Road.||0432-550096|
Passport Offices in Balochistan
|Quetta||Arbab Barkat Ali Road, Near Railway Football Ground.||081-9201762|
|Zhob||House no A/78, near Wapda Office, Cantonment.||0822-412696|
|Gwadar||TTC Colony Ward.||N/A|
|Kech (Turbat)||Makran Plaza Turbat, in front of NADRA Office.||N/A|
Passport Offices in KPK
|Peshawar||Phase-5, Hayatabad, near North West Hospital||091-9217616-7|
|Abbottabad||Mandian, Abdullah Market, opposite Daewoo Bus Stand, Mansehra Road, Mezile Chowk||0992-385672|
|Bannu||Miranshah Road, Bannu Cantt.||0928-9270112 / 9270207|
|D.I.Khan||Near Agriculture Research Center, Main Bannu Road.||0966-9280219|
|Kohat||DHQ Hospital Road, Phase II, KDA Township.||0922-9260342|
|Swat (Saidu Sharif)||Kanju Township.||0946-818205 / 817698|
This is all you need to know about the passport offices in the Major cities of Pakistan. If you are a regular traveler, and wish to travel to Turkey, visit our Travel Guide to Turkey from Pakistan.