The Pakistani Government has ceased the issuance of 100-page passports. The passport office has validated this announcement, conveying their regrets for any temporary inconvenience caused to the citizens.
Transition to E-Passports
Previously, post its introduction in Islamabad, the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports under the Ministry of Interior expanded the roll-out of e-passports to all passport offices nationwide. This digital shift was initiated in June, marking the federal government’s move towards technological progression in documentation.
Pricing Structure for the New E-Passports
Outlined by the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports, the fee structure for e-passports is as follows:
- 36-page passport (5 years validity): Rs9,000 (Normal), Rs15,000 (Urgent)
- 72-page e-passport (5 years validity): Rs16,500 (Normal), Rs27,000 (Urgent)
- 36-page passport (10 years validity): Rs13,500 (Normal), Rs22,500 (Urgent)
- 72-page passport (10 years validity): Rs24,750 (Normal), Rs40,500 (Urgent)
Effective August 16, these rates have been standardized, while conventional passport fees are retained without alterations.