Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Machine Readable Passport

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A person holding nationalities of two countries is a DUAL national. Government of Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 19 countries including UK. Details of these countries are available at http://www.dgip.gov.pk/files/immigration.aspx#IV

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Passport (either British or Pakistan) is a must while entering/leaving any country. While NADRA (NICOP) card is a person's identification document, a Passport, in general, serves as a TRAVEL DOCUMENT and should be carried while crossing international borders from one country to another.

In addition, a person should also carry any form of personal identification document (in order to prove his/her identity) as well as a valid Passport (for immigration purposes). Immigration officers at all border entry/exit points reserve the right to ask for personal identity (i.e. NADRA/NICOP/POC cards) as and when required.

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You should apply for a new passport well in advance before the expiry of the present one in order to avoid any emergency travel situation. In general, it's a good idea to apply four to six months in advance before the expiry of the present passport.

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Details of all types of passport applications are available at Pakistan High Commission, London's website at https://www.phclondon.org/mrp/requirements/

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For applicants above 18 years, and applying for the first time, we need longer processing times. Since the passports are approved and printed in Pakistan, first time applicants need to go through additional processing procedures which take more time than normal processing times. Please bear in mind that the Passport Department at the Pakistan Consulate in Birmingham collects data of the applicants, while the processing and printing of the passport takes place in Pakistan.

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Given the importance of the document, it's advisable that you personally collect your passport. However, we also have the facility to post it to your given address upon payment of additional postage charges.

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Yes, you may authorize anyone else to collect your passport on your behalf. However, you need to give him/her a written authorization letter, along with a copy of your NADRA/CNIC card