How to Renew your Passport Online? Pakistani Passport Renewal Online

Do you ever have to wait in long queues or travel to major cities to get the new passport or to renew your passport? If so, then surely you can better understand the problems faced during the whole process of passport renewal. Keeping in mind this problem and also to make Pakistan more digitalized, the Pakistani Government has introduced Online Passport renewal service a few months ago. This e-service allows the people of Pakistan to apply online for the renewal of passport.  This facility is available for Pakistani citizen around the world.

Although this service is quite useful for the people who live in those areas from where they have to travel to other big cities to renew their passports. Also, the working people who can’t get time to visit the passport office to renew their passport can apply for online renewal of passport from their homes in their spare time. Moreover, the procedure for online passport renewal is not difficult. If you do not know who to renew your passport online then do not worry. In this article, we have covered all the necessary steps to renew your passport.

You can avail this service if your passport is expired. In other cases, your passport has not yet expired and it has seven months or less validity, the applicant can still apply in renewal category. Applicants can apply with the extended validity of the passport i.e. 5/10 years. However, if the authorities require to conduct the applicant’s interview, they may have to visit the nearest passport office. Therefore applicants should select the nearest passport office when to fill the application

How to Renew your Passport Online?

These are the basic steps that you need to follow if you want to renew your passport online.

  • Click on the “Get Started” button on the website.
  • Register your account.
  • If you live in Pakistan, You will get an SMS and email code for registration.
  • If you are abroad all required codes will be sent via email only.
  • Then you have to create an application for Renewal of your machine-readable passport and have to provide details for your application.
  • Provide your address for machine-readable passport delivery.
  • Pay Fee through a Credit Card/Debit Card.
  • Provide the required personal details.
  • Provide your present and permanent addresses.
  • Upload your photograph and the supporting documents required by the application.
  • Download the form, capture the 4 fingerprints asked by the system.
  • Set the scanner at 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG, and Grayscale. Scan and upload the form.
  • Review the information you provided, sign the declaration and then submit the application.

The Government has also described the amount of time required to complete this process. According to the time mentioned on the official website, it only takes 16.5 minutes to apply for online passport renewal.

When processed the passports will be sent to the location given by the applicant within 10 days for a normal passport. An urgent renewal is processed in four days.

What is the Pakistani Passport Renewal Fee?

Pakistani Passport Renewal Fee varies from 5 years validity to 10 years validity. It also depends on page count of your Passport.

Fee for 5 Years Validity

Category Fee Service Charges Total(excl. taxes)
Normal (36-Pages) Rs.3,000/- Rs.2500
( + Applicable taxes)
Urgent (36-Pages) Rs.5,000/- Rs.7,500/-
Normal (72-Pages) Rs.5,500/- Rs.8,000/-
Urgent (72-Pages) Rs.9,000/- Rs.11,500/-
Normal (100-Pages) Rs.6,000/- Rs.8,500/-
Urgent (100-Pages) Rs.12,000/- Rs.14,500/-

Here is the Fee detail of renewing your passport for 10 years validity.

Fee for 10 Years Validity

Category Fee Service Charges Total(excl. taxes)
Normal (36-Pages) Rs.5,400/- Rs.2500
( + Applicable taxes)
Urgent (36-Pages) Rs.9,000/- Rs.11,500/-
Normal (72-Pages) Rs.9,900/- Rs.12,400/-
Urgent (72-Pages) Rs.16,200/- Rs.18,700/-
Normal (100-Pages) Rs.10,800/- Rs.13,300/-
Urgent (100-Pages) Rs.21,600/- Rs.24,100/-

Pakistani Passport Renewal Requirements:

  • Supporting documents
    • Color scanned copies of valid CNIC or NICOP or Smart CNIC or NICOP both sides
    • Color scanned copies of existing Passport (First two pages and one random page asked by the system).
    • Colored scanned copy of Valid Visa/ Aqama/ Residence Permit/ Asylum card/ Other Nationality Passport
  • Photograph up to 5MB of size
  • Fingerprint form
  • Valid Credit Card/Debit Card for online payment of your application fee

All the working people who can’t get time to visit the passport office to renew their passport can get the huge benefit from it. No doubt, such steps help the people and it also helps to digitize the country as well. Such initiatives taken by the government are really playing a keen role in the advancement of the country.

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Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.

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