New and Renewal of Machine Readable Passport

Requirements for New/ Renewal/Modification of MRP

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) application processing requirements are different for adults and children and dual nationals. Please go through the relevant section carefully before visiting the Consulate General of Pakistan Los Angeles for processing of your MRP application as all documents listed under each category are mandatory and our staff will not be able to process your application if the requirements are not fully met.

Requirement for Adult applicants (18 years of age and above)

1) Personal Presence of the applicant at the Consulate General
2) Applicants aged between 18-63 years must produce any one of the following Original & ValidNADRA Cards along with its photocopy (front & back):

  • Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) OR
  • National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) OR
  • Smart National ID Card (SNIC)

Note: Senior Citizens (64 years and above) may present their expired (but original) CNIC / NICOP / Smart National ID Card along with its photocopy (front & back).

3) Original previous Passport with photocopy of its bio-pages (first four pages)
4) Proof of legal residence status in the US (copy of Green Card / US Passport/ visa/ work authorization).
5) Proof of residence in our area of jurisdiction (copy of State’s Driving License/ latest utility bill etc).
6) Fees payable to Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles ONLY IN THE FORM OF MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER’S CHECK.
7) Self-addressed, prepaid, certified mailing envelope if the applicant desires delivery of passport via post.

Note:

  • Dual national applicants must also present their original foreign passport along with its photocopy. MRP will be issued to dual nationals aged between 18-59 after clearance from Pakistan.
  • If applicants are Pakistan Government employees, they will be required to produce original No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued within last ninety (90) days by their respective Ministries / Divisions / Departments.

Requirement Requirement for Minor applicants (below 18 years of age )

1) Personal Presence of the applicant at the Consulate General accompanied by either one of the parents
2) Applicant must present original & valid NICOP along with its photocopy (front & Back) OR NADRA Child Registration Certificate (CRC)/ Rg-2 Form (B-Form) and its photocopy.
3) Original previous Passport with photocopy of its bio-pages (first four pages) (in case of renewal of passport).
4) Applicants Original Birth Certificate containing both parents’ names and its photocopy.
5) Father’s Pakistani Passport/NADRA Card and its photocopy.
6) Proof of applicant’s legal residence status in the US (copy of Green Card / US Passport/ visa/ work authorization- if applicable).
7) Proof of residence in our area of jurisdiction (copy of Father’s/ Mother’s State’s Driving License/ latest utility bill etc).
8) Fees payable to Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles ONLY IN THE FORM OF MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER’S CHECK.
9) Self-addressed, prepaid, certified mailing envelope if the applicant desires delivery of passport via post.

Note:

  • In case parents are separated or divorced, the custodian father or mother is required to produce court orders confirming his/her legal right of custody of the child.
  • Minors below 15 years of age are issued only 5 year valid MRP.
  • Dual national applicants must also present their original foreign passport along with its photocopy.

The Fee Structure for various categories of MRP is as under:

 

Category of MRP Validity of Passport Ordinary Processing Fees (US $) Urgent Processing Fees (US $)
New Passport/ Modification/ Renewal 5 Years 46 120
New Passport/ Modification/ Renewal 10 Years 83 216
lost Passport:
First time Loss 5 Years 92 240
First time Loss 10 Years 165 432
Second time Loss 5 Years 184 480
Second time Loss 10 Years 331 864

 

Fees is payable to Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles only in the form of Money Order or Cashier’s check. Personal checks or cash are not accepted. Fees, once deposited, is non-refundable.

On submission of MRP application, the passports are printed in Pakistan and sent to the Consulate General. Thereafter, the applicants can either pick the passports from our office during given delivery hours or can have them mailed for which they have to provide self-addressed, prepaid, certified mailing envelopes. After mailing out, the Consulate General does not bear any responsibility if passports are lost in transit.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Question:Should I seek an appointment to come to the Consulate for processing of MRP?

Answer: Applicants are not required to have an appointment before coming to this Consulate. 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 Consulate.

2.Question: I live at a long distance from LA. Is there any way that I can get MRP by sending my documents by post, without appearing in person?

Answer:No. Applicants have to come in person to get MRP processed as it involves taking of the finger prints and photographs. Once your process is done . You may provide us a prepaid return envelope so the passport is posted to your given address to save you another trip to the consulate.

3.Question:I have a CNIC/NICOP but it is expired. Can I get a MRP?

Answer: No. MRP can be processed only on the biases of a valid NICOP/CNIC

4.Question:How much time I will have to spend in consulate for completion of my process?

Answer: Generally the process is completed within one hour after your arrival the consulate.

5.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.

 

For any further questions or queries related to Machine Readable Passport, Kindly send email at this address: passport@pakconsulatela.org
the Consulate discourage telephone calls as they result in disruption of service to the individuals visiting the consulate. However on a issue which cannot be explained in email you may call at: 310-441-5114 extension 1007″


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