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Pakistan High Commission London Opens Account For “Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Fund 2018”

London:  In compliance with the order of the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, the High Commission for Pakistan, London has opened an account, namely, “Diamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Fund 2018”, for the receipt of donations from the Pakistani community for the said Fund.The details of the account are as under:-:Title of AccountAccount No Sort CodeBank NameDiamer Bhasha & Mohmand Dam Fund 201801953901     60-91-70United Bank LimitedC/O Pakistan High Commission 34-36 Lowndes Square London SW1X 9JN.The members of the Pakistani community who wish to contribute towards the Fund, may deposit their donations in the established account.

Updated: July 27, 2018 Read More
Establishment Of PM-CJ Fund For Diamer Basha And Mohmand Dam

London:  The Prime Minister has been pleased to call for the public donations for PM-CJ Fund for Diamer Basha And Mohmand Dam. The fund details are as under:-Title of AccountAccount No IBANBank NameSUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN03-593-299999-001-4PK06SBPP0035932999990014State Bank of PakistanThe members of the Pakistani Community, who wish to contribute towards the Fund, may deposit their donations in the above established account.

Updated: September 18, 2018 Read More
Awareness On PTA Device Identification Registration

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Updated: December 11, 2018 Read More
“NADRA Information Centres” Are Unauthorised Entities

London:  It has come to the notice of the Pakistan High Commission, London that some self-styled “NADRA Information Centres” are operating in various parts of the UK.The High Commission clarifies that these “NADRA Information Centres” are unauthorised entities, not sanctioned by the High Commission or any of its Consulates General offices.Since such Bureaus have no official authorisation to operate, the High Commission and its Consulates will not be responsible for incorrect and out of date information that is provided by such centres. It may be noted that on a number of occasions, applicants have faced difficulties in NICOP processing due to fudging in their applications which have at times resulted in their NADRA cards being delayed and in some cases, blocked.Furthermore, applicants are advised to avoid sharing personal data at such centres as they risk providing their sensitive information which can possibly be used in the future for fraudulent activities.The purported “NADRA Information Centres” are also warned that any use of the official logo or name of the Government of Pakistan is illegal and liable to prosecution.It is further informed that authorised NADRA Surgeries are conducted only by the High Commission in London and its Consulates across the UK to facilitate the community in different parts of the UK. The fee structure for NICOPs are as follows:FeeNormal Execuitve   £44  £72For NADRA cards issued during the surgeries, an additional £10 is charged along with the rates mentioned above.For any information/query related to the issuance of NADRA cards, please visit our official website www.phclondon.org/nadra or send us your query online. Alternatively, you may wish to speak to one of our representatives on 02076649200 between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs from Monday to Friday.The Pakistani community members, in their own interest, are advised to exercise caution in this regard as NADRA cards are a sensitive document. The High Commission will bear no responsibility for any problems that may occur a result of such activities.

Updated: May 01, 2019 Read More
PRIME MINISTER'S COVID - 19 PANDEMIC RELIEF FUND - 2020

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Updated: April 08, 2020 Read More
High Commission For Pakistan In London Has Started A Daily Appointment System For Consular Services.

London:  In order to facilitate Pakistani Community for Consular Services, High Commission for Pakistan in London has started a daily appointment system for Consular Services.The appointments for Consular Services (Passport, NADRA and attestation) can now be requested online from Monday 5th October 1200 hrs - 2400 hrs on a daily basis. The Passport and NADRA renewal facility for online applicants through the websites would remain available.All applicants are encouraged to follow the UK Government's guidelines about COVID-19 i.e. maintaining social distancing and wearing of face mask.

Updated: October 01, 2020 Read More
Discontinuation Of Issuance Of Manual Visas By Pakistan Missions Abroad

London:  The Government of Pakistan decided to stop manual processing of visa cases from 1st January 2021. Therefore, all visa applications are required to be processed through online visa portal only at the following web address:www.visa.nadra.gov.pkThe High of Commission of Pakistan, London and Consulates General of Pakistan in Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow and Manchester will not entertain any manual visa application from 1st February 2021.

Updated: January 26, 2021 Read More
Intl SOP Country List Travel Guidelines March 22, 2021

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Updated: March 17, 2021 Read More
Simplification Of Procedure For Issuance Of The Letters Of Administration / Succession Certificates

London:  Upon death of any family member, legal heirs languish in courts for years before they are able to obtain Letters of Administration (for immovable properties) and Succession Certificates (for movable properties). Now without going to the Courts, the legal heirs can obtain Letters of Administration or Succession Certificates, as the case may be, through a quick five stage process facilitated by Succession Facilitation Unites operated by the National Database Registration Authority. Presently, one Facilitation Unit is operative in Islamabad dealing with properties/assets in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) only. Shortly, NADRA will establish may more Succession Facilitation Units in other cities of Pakistan.The Applicants have to submit a simple application form after which NADRA will issue public notice in leading local newspapers and on its website. Where no objections are received within fourteen days, the legal heirs whether in Pakistan or abroad (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford, Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha), can visit their local NADRA office in Pakistan or the Pakistan Missions abroad, as the case may be, in the above mentioned cities and conduct bio-metric verification. Once verification of the legal heirs is complete through bio-metrics, Succession Certificate or Letter of Administration will be issued in Applicant's favour. Apart from the above-mentioned cities, the Government at the earliest is creating bio-metric verification centres in many other cities of the world.Procedure for applying the Letters of Administration/Succession Certificates is as follows:Step: 1Application Initiation: The applicant will provide his/her National Identity number, deceased person's death certificate and National Identity number along with the application, the applicant shall submit letter of authorization from all the legal heirs to file application on their behalf.Step: 2Legal Heirs and Assets Details: The applicant will provide the relevant details of legal heirs, and information pertaining to the moveable and immovable assets of the deceased.Step: 3Verification and Consent of Legal Heirs: All legal heirs mentioned by the applicant will visit NADRA's Registration Centre for bio-metric verification and details provided by applicant will be verified.Step: 4Advertisement in Newspaper: NADRA will publish the notice to the public at large for ascertaining if there are any objections on the particular applications.Step: 5Printing and Delivery of Certificate: If there are no objections after 14 days of publication of the notice, the Succession Certificate/Letter of Administration will be printed and given to the applicant.Further details are available at: https://succession.nadra.gov.pkNow there is no need to go to the Courts!!

Updated: April 15, 2021 Read More
Government Introduces “Pass Track App” To Curb Spread Of Covid-19

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, streamline data submission and tracking of passengers travelling to Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan has introduced a new measure whereby it will be mandatory for all passengers to submit their requisite information/data through Pass Track App. Effective from May 1, 2021, this will be a mandatory requirement and no exception in this regard shall be allowed.Furthermore, it is prime responsibility of the airline operators to ensure that all passengers travelling to Pakistan have submitted complete information through the Pass Track App prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan. Any or all cases of non-compliance will be dealt with strictly in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.Additionally, the requirement of submission of Health Declaration Form will cease from Monday 1, 2021 upon coming into effect of the mandatory requirement of submission of information/data through Pass Track App. The App is available for download from Google Play and Apple App store on the links below:For Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.passtrack.nitb.gov.pk&h1=en_GB&gl=USFor IOS:  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pass-track/id1531996732

Updated: April 16, 2021 Read More
High Commission To Help Community In Property Disputes

In order to follow up on the complaints of the community regarding property disputes back in Pakistan, the High Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK, H.E. Moazzam Ahmed Khan has appointed a dedicated officer Mr. Dildar Ali Abro, who will deal property relate cases at the High Commission.The community members are advised to send their complaints with all supporting documents to the following address:Email: propertycomplaints@phclondon.orgThe cases will be followed up with the concerned authorities in Pakistan

Updated: May 21, 2021 Read More
Help In Expediting Pending Court Cases

In order to expedite pending cases in Punjab, Pakistan; the High Commission for Pakistan in London has established direct channel of communication with Honourable High Court, Lahore.The diaspora living in the UK whose cases are pending with courts in Punjab can now send their applications through the High Commission which will submit same to the Honourable High Court Lahore for expeditious proceedings and disposal.Applications can be sent at the following email address:propertycomplaints@phclondon.org

Updated: June 09, 2021 Read More
Information For Pakistanis Regarding Bank Accounts In Pakistan

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has exempted Overseas Pakistanis from biometric verification to operate their bank accounts in Pakistan. The banks in Pakistan have been permitted to utilize NADRA Verisys system instead of biometric verification. Overseas Pakistanis would only be required to provide reasonable evidence/proof, like copy of valid Passport, Visa, CNIC and NICOP, regarding their residency status.Dormancy of Bank Accounts11The SBP has clarified that an account not operated by the holder for a period of one year would be classified as dormant.Activation of Dormant AccountsA dormant account can be activated upon a formal request through postal/email address, registered mobile or landline number by the customer, Verification will be done through NADRA Verisys system only.For ComplaintsAny specific issue or complaint concerning any bank regarding the facilitation of Overseas Pakistanis in compliance with aforementioned instructions, can be lodged with SBP through following contacts:Postal Address: The Director, Banking Conduct & Consumer Protection Department, State Bank of Pakistan, I.I. Chundrigar Road,KarachiEmail Address: ops.helpdesk@sbp.org.pkHelpline: 0092-21-111727-273Fax: 0092-21-99221160Debit CardsOverseas Pakistanis can be re-issued debit cards by contacting their Bank's call centre from the registered phone number, email address or Bank's mobile application. After due process, the old card will be cancelled, and a new debit card will be issued and sent to the customer on the registered address. After receipt of the debit card, the customer would be required to contact the call centre again for its activation.

Updated: June 25, 2021 Read More
Revised Inbound Air Travelers Policy

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Updated: February 17, 2022 Read More
Launch Of Foreign Minister's Portal In Five Pakistan Missions Abroad

http://mofa.gov.pk/launch-of-foreign-ministers-portal-in-five-pakistan-missions-abroad/As announced by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on 16 June 2021, under the Vision FO Thought Leadership Platform, the pilot phase of the Foreign Minister's Portal (FMP) has been launched today.In its pilot phase, the FMP is available online for overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals residing in the jurisdiction of five Pakistan Missions abroad, namely, Barcelona, Dubai, Jeddah, London and New York. The Pakistani community and foreigners can download the App (Foreign Minister's Portal) from Android store from today, & later on from iOS store also, to register their problems, suggestions and feedback.Launched under the supervision of the Foreign Minister, the cardinal objective of the Portal is to directly engage with our Diaspora by providing them remote access to the Missions through modern means of communication. This will also help to assess the nature of the issues being faced by overseas Pakistanis leading towards their better resolution.Gradually, the scale of the Portal will be widened to all Pakistan Missions aboard.

Updated: June 28, 2021 Read More