Slowly but surely, the government is delivering on some of its promises. Like we reported in the past, NADRA and Directorate General of Immigration and Passports have collaborated to commence online passport or e-passports services, starting today.
According to Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, the system will spread within two years. It is aimed to reduce the queues at passport offices and help people renew their passports via Internet.
“People will be able to get e-passports sitting at home,” said the Interior Minister.
Pakistan has only 95 passport offices across the country, which poses a lot of problems to the concerned people. Even though the number of passport offices were planned to increase, the e-passport project could not be held back due to its accessibility.
You can now apply for your passport online.
Application Procedure for Getting Passport Online
The process is fairly simple.
You just have to visit Directorate General of Immigration and Passports’ website (Click Here).
Follow the steps accordingly:
- Register your account
- Lodge an application for renewal of your passport
- Pay fee through credit or debit card
Prerequisites for Passport Process
Basic information is to be provided along with couple of passport size photographs, fingerprint scans and supporting documents required during the application.
According to the website, it will take no more than 17 minutes to complete the passport renewal application online.
Fee Structure for Passports
The fee structure is easy to comprehend as well. A detailed table highlights all the key aspects below: