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Machine Readable Passport

Important Notice: Manual/Hand-written Passports to Phase-out by September 30, 2016 click for more info......

Important Notice: The Government of Pakistan has introduced online renewal of Machine Readable Passport (MRP). For further details please visit: https://onlinemrp.dgip.gov.pk



The Government of Pakistan has introduced Five(5) and Ten(10) years validity Machine Readable Passports (MRP) incorporating special security features designed to check human trafficking and forgery. It contains digitally printed personal data with a photograph in the bar code.

Valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or Computerized Registration Certificate (CRC) or the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani (NICOP) original is mandatory for issuance of the Machine Readable Passport (MRP). The issuance of passport is directly complementing the government's efforts to increase the number of people in database and in improvement of the overall governance of the country.


Categories to Apply for:




•Fee is non refundable

•Deposit fee at counter. (With Credit/Debit card or Mony order/Cahsier Check Payable to "Embassy of Pakistan")

•If payment is made through Credit/Debit card additional service charges will be included

•Present fee receipt and Pakistani Identity (CNIC or NICOP), Pakistani Passport, Documents with Photocopies for issuance of token

and Digital photo capture (without eye glasses).

•Proof of legal residence status in the US (copy of Green Card / US Passport/ visa/ Work authorization)

•Digital fingerprint capture.

•Data Entry (Please Read Data Form carefully and signe).

•Interview and DATA Varification by MRP Officer.


Applicant must bring the previous pakistani passport, valid CNIC, NICOP, US Status or US passport (incase of Dual Nationals) at the time of process with photocopies.

•No need of any form and photograph.
•No need to make an appointment. Process is based on “First Come First Served Basis”.
•MRP can't be issued or renewed in mail or through a representative.
•No amendment/modification is permissible in Machine Readable Passport. The Applicant should apply for a new Passport.
•If date of birth in CNIC is 1965, in MRP it will be treated as 1/1/1965.

Embassy Closed Holidays


Important note: On required photocopies

Please read the requirements for photocopies for each type of application and bring/send the required number of copies with the application.

For the convenience of the applicants, a copier machine at the Consular Section is available, which takes 25 cents (quarters) coins or one dollars bills only.

Return Express USPS Envelope

•  If the applicant(s) would like their passport to be sent back to them, a self addressed prepaid express USPS envelope is mandatory. The applicant should write their return address clearly to avoid confusion. Current cost for the prepaid express envelope is $23.75. Do not use Metered stamps . Click here for US Postal Services

•  The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C will not be responsible for loss of documents in the mail sent by ordinary/priority mail.


Washington DC contacts:

Please call for Passport Inquiry, from 3:00 to 5:00pm - 202-243-6500 Ext: 2600 & 2018

Washington DC Embassy email: MRP@embassyofpakistanusa.org

Note: Please include your cell number in the email.

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