Pakistan launches e-passport facility (Check fee structure)

03:22 PM | 25 Nov, 2023
Pakistan launches e-passport facility (Check fee structure)
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ISLAMABAD – The government has introduced electronic passport facility across the country to make the immigration process easier at airports for traveller.

With more than 20 features, the e-passport will carry complete record of the passenger and its travel details. People will be able to apply for the e-passport at any passport office across the country.

Smart gates will be installed at all international airports across the Pakistan, reports said, adding that e-passport holders will use them for the immigration.  

The Directorate General Immigration and Passports has also announced rates for the different categories of the e-passport. Following is the fee structure:

E-Passport with Five Years Validity

Category  Fee
Normal (36 pages)  Rs9,000
Urgent (36 pages)   Rs13,000
Normal (72 pages)  Rs15,000
Urgent  (72 pages)    Rs27,000

E-Passport with 10 Years Validity

Normal (36 pages) Rs13,000
Urgent (36 pages)  Rs22,000
Normal (72 pages) Rs24,750
Urgent  (72 pages) Rs40,000


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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