Pakistan Introduces E-Passports, Temporarily Pauses 100-Page Passports

Web DeskSeptember 30, 20235542 min
Pakistan Introduces E-Passports, Temporarily Pauses 100-Page Passports

The Pakistani government has decided to discontinue the issuance of 100-page passports, a move confirmed by the passport office. While this change may lead to temporary inconvenience, it was announced through an official statement by the passport office, along with an expression of regret for any disruptions.

Previously, the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, operating under the Ministry of Interior, introduced the issuance of e-passports from passport offices across the country, following the lead of Islamabad. These electronic passports were introduced by the federal government in June.
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As per the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, the fee for a 36-page passport, valid for 5 years, is set at Rs9,000, with an urgent e-passport available for Rs15,000.

For a 72-page e-passport, the standard fee is Rs16,500, and the urgent fee is Rs27,000. A 36-page passport, valid for 10 years, will cost Rs13,500 under normal processing, while the urgent fee is Rs22,500.

For a 72-page passport valid for 10 years, the regular fee is Rs24,750, and the urgent fee is Rs40,500. These new fee structures came into effect on August 16, while the fees for standard passports remain unchanged.

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