The official passport delivery timelines have once again been adjusted, in response to an unprecedented surge in passport applications.
In a recent announcement, the Director General of Immigration and Passports (DGIP) has unveiled the revised passport delivery schedules.
Standard passport delivery will now require up to 21 working days, as opposed to the previous 10-day timeline.
Urgent passport processing will take 5 days, one day longer than the previous 4-day commitment.
It’s important to note that the fast-track passport delivery timeline remains unchanged, adhering to the previous 2-day schedule.
Additionally, the DGIP has encouraged citizens to observe the designated office hours. Passport offices will be open nationwide from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays.
Furthermore, applicants have been advised to report any inconveniences through the Pakistan Citizen Portal. For inquiries and additional assistance, individuals can reach out to the DGIP helpline at 051-111-344-777.
It’s worth mentioning that earlier this year, in April, the delivery times for normal, urgent, and fast-track passports had been reduced to 10 days, 4 days, and 2 days, respectively.
On a separate note, the Pakistani passport remains one of the lowest-ranked passports globally, according to Henley & Partners, a UK-based citizenship and residence advisory firm, which ranks it as the fourth worst passport in the world.