How to Apply for Passport

1. Apply Online for Passport 

2. Steps to Follow

Step 1 - Arrival of Applicant at Customer Service Counter

  • The applicant will approach the customer service counter at Regional Passport Office.

  • Applicants will be guided about the process flow of the System for applying the passport.

  • In case the applicant has all the requisite documents he/she will be guided to the Token Counter.

  • A separate passport will be issued to each and every applicant irrespective of age.


Step 2 - Token Counter + Capturing of Photograph

  • The applicant will produce the original CNIC/Smart-Card/NICOP or Children Registration Certificate (CRC), in case of below 18 years of age, along with its copies and Bank Chalan Form.

  • The Camera operator will proceed with capturing of applicant's photograph.

  • Token will be issued to the applicant.

Step 3 - Biometric Data Capture (Finger Prints)

  • The applicant after obtaining the token will approach the Biometric Counter as soon as his token appears at Biometric Capturing Counter.

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO) at the Counter will capture his right thumb, right index finger, Left Thumb, and Left index finger impressions.

Step 4 - Data Entry

  • The Applicant will move to the Data Entry Counters as soon as his token number appears on the Counter.

  • The Data Entry Operator will enter all the required data of the Applicant while the data entry screen will also be visible to the Applicant.

  • In case of any modification in data, the Applicant should guide by the Data Entry Operator accordingly. After the data entry is completed Data Entry Form will be printed by the operator and will be presented to the Applicant for verification.

  • The Applicant will verify all its contents by signing the form.

  • The applicant will be asked to collect duplicate tokens from the data entry counter

Step 5 - Verification as per Office Record (ECL/BL)

  • The verification against the office records will be carried out.

    • Verification against Exit Control List (ECL) and Black List (BL).

    • In case of slightest doubt about the National Status of the applicant the case may be referred to Special Branch/IB for confirmation of his National Status as a citizen of Pakistan or otherwise.

Step 6 - Interview & Decision by Assistant Director

  • Finally, the applicant will appear before Assistant Director when his token appears on the AD counter along with all the original documents.

  • The Assistant Director will interview the Applicant and declare his verdict to the applicant whether his case is to be allowed go-ahead or overruled.

  • Assistant Director will defer the case of Applicant below 18 years of age and will hand over the printed form to the applicant for attestation of his photograph from a Class 1 Govt. officer.

  • The attester will have to write his/her CNIC/Contact No. along with the official stamp on the form.

  • On production of data form (duly attested) the deferred Token will be allowed go-ahead.

Passport Delivery Time (Collection of Passport)

  • After successful completion of the above stages, the Applicant will be given:-

    • 10 working days time to collect his/her passport; in case of normal passport.

    • 04 working days time to collect his/her passport; in case of urgent passport.




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