Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Should I seek an appointment to come to the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C, for processing of MRP?
Answer: Applicants are not required to have an appointment before coming to the Embassy. We operate on a walk-in system and applicants are severed on the first come first served basis. Usually the processing is done within one hour of your arrival at the Embassy of Pakistan.
Question: I live at a long distance from Washington D.C. Is there any way that I can get MRP by sending my documents by mail, without appearing in person?
Answer: Applicants have to come in person to get MRP processed as it involves taking of the finger prints and photographs. Once process is done, you may provide us a self addressed prepaid express USPS envelope to save you another trip to the Embassy of Pakistan. The applicant should write their return address clearly to avoid confusion. Current cost for the prepaid express envelope is $24.70. Do not use Metered stamps . Click here for US Postal Services.
Question: I have a CNIC/NICOP but it is expired. Can I get a MRP?
Answer: MRP can be processed only on the basis of a valid NICOP/CNIC
Question: How much time I will have to spend in Embassy for completion of my process?
Answer: Generally the process is completed within an hour after your arrival at the Embassy of Pakistan.
Question: Why have I not got my passport even after several months/weeks of the given delivery time?
Answer: The most probable reason is that you are a dual national and required verification report in your case has not yet been received from Pakistan. Please check whether you had correctly provided your address in Pakistan and the correct information (address telephone/mobile numbers) of two individuals residing in Pakistan who can verify your credentials. The officials of relevant department in Pakistan may ask for photocopies of your documents when they go for verification on your given address in Pakistan Please ensure that copies of these documents are available with your reference/contact person in Pakistan. Another reason may be that your case was deferred and you were asked to provide further documents or get your CNIC revised and you have not done any of required action. If this is the case please do the needful as early as possible.

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Commemorative Stamp on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee

Commemorative Stamp issued on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee could be purchased placing orders along with payment through bank draft, crossed cheque or Western Union to the following officers of Pakistan Post:

Chief Postmaster, Karachi GPO/Manager
Philatelic Bureau, Karachi GPO Pakistan
T: +92 21 99213812 & +92 21 99211105

Cheif Postmaster, Islamabad GPO/Manager
National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, Pakistan
T: +92 51 9201184 & +92 51 9223334