You no longer have to wait for the 50 people in front of you to get their passport before you get yours, at least in Islamabad. A new one window executive passport office was inaugurated in Islamabad by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar recently.
Similar passport offices and mega NADRA centers will be opened across every district in Pakistan in the coming months. Let’s see what facilities and rates you can expect.
The Islamabad One-Window Executive Passport Office
The passport office is located on Fazl-e-Haq road, opposite Polyclinic Hospital in Blue Area. It is an executive passport office where you can get your passport ready faster than usual but you will have to pay extra for it. The office promises speedy delivery of your passports and also offers a home delivery option.
For a five year passport you have to pay Rs. 3,000 at a regular passport office to get it made. An executive passport costs Rs. 6,000 and can be collected from the new executive passport office. An urgent passport would set you back Rs. 8,000 but it will also be made faster than a regular or executive passport.
For home delivery you would have to pay more than the usual fee for getting a passport made. When asked about the high fee for the passports, Mr. Nisar said that he had spoken with the concerned officials to review the charges for services at the new executive office.
NADRA/Passport Directorate’s Expansion Drive
He added that the new office was part of an expansion drive by NADRA and the passport directorate. As part of the drive more passport offices and mega NADRA centers will be opened in Karachi and Lahore in the next few weeks according to Mr. Chaudhry Nisar.
We had set a very ambitious target of setting up a passport office in every district of the country, and we are on course to achieve this target by the end of March this year. In 69 years since the country’s creation, 92 passport offices were established, but we have set up 74 new passport offices in the past year and a quarter,
Via Express Tribune