Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) are issued in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. Ever since the installation of Machine Readable Passport (MRP) facility at the Embassy of Pakistan, Paris issuance of manual passports has been phased out. Machine Readable Passport (MRP) are currently being issued from Embassy of Pakistan, Paris.

MRP office operates on the principal of live data capturing so applicants’ presence (with required documents) is compulsory to process the application. Applicants’ data entry, photo, signature and thumb impression capturing are done by trained MRP staff using latest technology. Applicants DO NOT need any application forms or photographs for MRP applications as it is done by MRP staff during application process.

General Procedure and Conditions for Issuance of Passport

  • Presence of applicant is mandatory for Bio-metrics
  • Original valid CNIC/NICOP and Photocopy
  • Original Pakistani Passport and Photocopy
  • Original French Identity/ Residence Card and Photocopy or Domicile Certificate of France.
  • In case of Dual Nationality, original French Passport and Photocopy.

In case of an MRP passport, the applicant should make photocopies of first two pages of the passport, bearing details of the applicant and pages with visas. In case of manual passport pages 1,2 and 7 and pages containing visa should be copied.

Additional Documents In Case of Lost Passport

  • Full filling all requirements as mentioned above.
  • In case of loss of Machine Readable Passport, original lost report from French Police authorities is required for processing a new Machine Readable Passport.
  • In case of loss of Manual Passport, original lost report from French Police station and verification of the lost passport will be sent to passport issuing authority and after receiving the reply, passport application will be processed.
  • In case of Third time lost, the case will be sent to Directorate of Immigration and Passport, Islamabad and after clearance of the case, the passport application will be processed.

Additional Requirements In Case of Children being Minor i.e of age less than 18 years

  • The original Pakistani Identity card of the parents and photocopies.
  • Presence of parents is mandatory.
  • Original French Birth Certificate.

Additional Requirements In Case of First Time Passport Application

  • For applicants born in Pakistan, verification of the national status and antecedents will be sent to District Police Officer in Pakistan. Passport application will be processed only after confirmation from Pakistan.

Border Security System

  • Each application is checked in the BSS provided by the Intelligence Bureau. The suspected cases will be sent to DGIP and only after clearance of case the passport will be issued.

Cancellation of MRP

  • Applicants having duplicate CNIC/MRPs are blocked in AFIS system until they cancel the fake CNIC/MRP. Such applications are forwarded to DGIP for cancellation, if applied.

Passport Collection

  • Original Token Receipt
  • Previous passport is mandatory
  • In case of loss of passport, presence of applicant is mandatory for collection.

System Independent Cases

  • Such cases require further proof of applicant (CNIC, Brother CNIC, Birth Certificate etc
Type of the PassportCategory of the Passport5 Years Validity
10 Years Validity
36 Pages PassportOrdinary36€72€
Urgent66€96€
1st Lost Passport (Ordinary)72€144€
1st Lost Passport (Urgent)132€192€
2nd Lost Passport (Ordinary)144€288€
2nd Lost Passport (Urgent)264€384€
72 Pages PassportOrdinary72€132€
Urgent96€168€
1st Lost Passport (Ordinary)144€264€
1st Lost Passport (Urgent)192€336€
2nd Lost Passport (Ordinary)288€528€
2nd Lost Passport (Urgent)384€672€
100 Pages PassportOrdinary84€144€
Urgent168€288€
1st Lost Passport (Ordinary)168€288€
1st Lost Passport (Urgent)336€576€
2nd Lost Passport (Ordinary)336€576€
2nd Lost Passport (Urgent)672€1152€