Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Pakistan’s electronic passport on March 30th, 2022, and declared that it would help Pakistanis, especially those who live abroad.
Imran Khan, speaking at the e-passport launching ceremony in Islamabad, stated that e-passports are subject to numerous security checks, and that extending benefits to Pakistanis living abroad will ultimately help the country. Foreign Pakistanis are a vital resource, according to the prime minister, who highlighted that Pakistan has recently received record remittances from them.
People’s lives will be made easier while at the same time corruption can be contained and managed. Pakistan’s tourism industry will benefit from this as well.
The new biometric passport will include electronic chips, as well as 29 additional security elements that have been introduced to the E-Passport. In terms of Pakistani travel documents, this would be the most significant upgrade since 2004. In all airports, the E-Passport holder can use the E-gate service to expedite security checks.
The E-Services Portal can be used to:
- Apply for Renewal
- Reprint Damage
- Lost of Machine Readable Passport
- Modification of Machine Readable Passport
The fees for e-passports have not yet been announced. It may be a little more expensive than the standard passport.
Pakistan has become one of many countries with an electronic passport system, increasing security and simplifying international travel.