The government is finally delivering the promise about launching online passport renewal service system in Pakistan. NADRA and Directorate General of Immigration and Passports collaborated to initiate e-passports services, from today.
As Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan claims, the system will gain momentum within two years. The main aim behind this decision is to reduce the long queue at the passport offices – the idea behind this is to help people renew their passports through Internet. “People will be able to get e-passports sitting at home,” Interior Minister said.
Online Passport Application Procedure
Visit the website of Directorate General of Immigration and Passports.
- Register Your Account
- Write an application for passport renewal
- Use Credit or Debit card to pay fee
Passport Process Prerequisites
Basic data is to be inserted along with fingerprint scans, passports size pictures, and other documents. As per the website, it will take no longer than 17 minutes for the procedure to be completed.
The Federal Government of Pakistan had taken the decision to launch an online system for the Pakistan Passport Office in order to get applications for the Machine Readable Passport (MRPs) Renewal. The new system is to facilitate the passport holders so that they can properly submit their passport renewal extension requests and renewals.
NADRA’s Electronic Solution to Handle Passport Renewals
According to Interior Ministry sources, a software system to facilitate a new online process has been designed. In other words, the service will only be used for renewal of passports initially and will be restricted to certain city districts in the country.
Currently, Pakistan has only 95 passport offices in the country. The shortage of passport offices is a major problem since people normally have to travel a lot and long queues are formed at the office.
The Federal Government will also increase the number of regional offices by 73 in the upcoming months. The aggregate number of regional passport offices is to reach 168 by the end of 2016.
Both the projects aim to decrease the load on the passport offices. An online system will majorly benefit the citizens who can apply for passport renewal from the ease, comfort, and safety of their houses.
This will also facilitate the people residing in the remote areas of the country.
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