How to Apply for E-Passport in Pakistan & Fee Structure in 2024

ISLAMABAD -- The Directorate General Immigration & Passports launched the e-Passport, a especially stable travel document that also permits humans to pass thru airport immigration without difficulty.

It incorporates an electronic chip placed in one of the passport pages in order to be used to save biometric facts about the person.

The chip includes facts a good way to validate the passport holder's identity, which include the passport holder's biometrics, non-public facts from the passport's facts web page, a unique identity range, and a digital signature.

An e-passport has a contactless (NFC) chip, permitting it to be study electronically.

Pakistani e-Passport holders can use the e-gate feature at any airport international.

It would also assist in eliminating all of the obstacles in the current manual procedure, allowing Pakistani applicants to file online applications more easily.

How to Apply for E-Passport

1. Obtain the Required Documents

Before beginning the application procedure, ensure that you have the essential documents and information ready:

  • National Identity Card (CNIC) or Smart Card
  • Existing valid passport (if applicable)
  • Passport-size photos
  • Other personal details (Contact information, address, etc)

2. Online Application

You're now ready to apply online. Now, you have to:

1. Click on the Get Started button.

2. Register your account :

  • If you are in Pakistan, you will receive an SMS and email code to complete the registration process.
  • If you are overseas, the essential codes will be provided by email only.
  • Create an application for your machine-readable passport along with the necessary information.
  • Please give your address for machine-readable passport delivery.
  • Pay the fee using a credit/debit card (Visa/Mastercard only).

3. Enter the required personal details.

4. Give your present and permanent addresses.
5. Upload your photo.
6. Upload the supporting documents required by the application.
7. Download the form, and capture the 4 fingerprints asked by the system.
8. Set the scanner at 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG and Grayscale. Scan and upload the form.
9. Review the information you provided, sign the declaration and then submit the application.

3. Fee Payment

After filling out the online application form, you will be required to pay the e-Passport charge. The price amount may differ based on the type of passport you are applying for (normal, urgent, executive, etc.).

Select your desired payment method, which may be a credit/debit card, internet banking, or other relevant alternatives.

4. Appointment Schedule

When your payment is verified, you will receive a confirmation email or message with a reference number.
Use the reference number to make an appointment at the nearest e-Passport office or facility.

You will need to choose a date and time that is convenient for you.

5. Biometric Verification

On the day of your appointment, go to the specified e-Passport center at the scheduled hour.
Give your reference number to the staff at the facility and follow their instructions.
Your biometric information (fingerprints, photographs, and perhaps an iris scan) will be gathered at the location for security purposes.

6. Process an Application

The competent authorities will process your application and the acquired biometric data.
The e-Passport will be constructed, and your personal information will be securely kept on the integrated electronic chip.

7. Collect Your E-Passport

When the procedure is complete, you will be notified by email or SMS that your e-Passport is ready for pickup.
To pick up your new e-Passport, visit the e-Passport center on the explained date.

You may need to present your original CNIC for verification.

E-Passport Fee Structure 2024

The e-passport is divided into two categories: 36-page and 72-page.

The usual charge for a 36-page e-Passport with a five-year validity term has been set at Rs9,000, while the urgent fee is Rs15,000.

The usual charge for a 36-page e-Passport with a ten-year validity term has been set at Rs13,500, while the urgent fee is Rs22,500.

The standard charge for a 72-page e-passport with a five-year validity is at Rs16,500, while the urgent fee is Rs27,000.

Normal Fees
Urgent Fees
136 Pages
Rs 9000
Rs 15,000
5 Years
236 Pages
Rs 13,500
Rs 22,500
10 Years
372 Pages
Rs 16,500
Rs 27,000
5 Years
472 Pages
Rs 24,750
Rs 40,000
10 Years

The standard charge for a 72-page e-Passport with a ten-year validity term is Rs24,750, but the urgent fee is Rs40,500.

How long does the online application process take?

The table below illustrates the approximate time required to complete an online application, provided you meet all of the conditions.

Sr #
Passport Processing
1Register user
2 Minutes
2Select application category
1 Minute
3Give passport delivery details
1 Minute
4Pay fee
2 Minutes
5Provide personal information
1 Minute
6Provide Address details
2 Minutes
7Upload photograph
1 Minute
8Upload supporting documents
1 Minute
9Print, scan, and upload the fingerprint form
5 Minutes
10Review and Submit the application
0.5 Minute
Total Estimated Time
16.5 Minutes

Online Passport Services For Citizens

The e-Services Portal serves as the gateway to online services provided by the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports to Pakistani residents both at home and abroad.

Apply For These
Service Available For These
Inland & Overseas
Reprint Damage
Reprint Lost
Reprint Exhaust
Type "New" for Newly Born Baby (Upto 2 Years)
Partial Modification (For newly married female applicants)

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Muhammad Faizan Anwar