ISLAMABAD: Applications to renew Pakistani passports abroad will now take a little over 16 minutes and the renewed document will be delivered at your doorstep.
Acting Consul General of Pakistan to UAE Rana Samar Javed, UAE-based Pakistanis can avail this 24-hour service as of now. Those with a passport validity of seven months can also apply for online renewal, he told the Khaleej Times.
Phase-one of the system launched by the Ministry of Interior for Overseas Pakistanis went live last week. Officials said that introduction of the system would also reduce misuse of the passport and extortion by fake ‘agents’.
Once applied, the documents will be processed in Islamabad and delivered at the location listed by the user within 10 days for a normal renewal and four days for urgent applications.
The e-Services Portal is linked to the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports for online service for Pakistani citizens around the world.