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Machine Readable Passports (MRPs)

Machine Readable Passports (MRPs)

Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) are issued in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. Ever since the installation of Machine Readable Passport (MRP) facility at the High Commission in London, issuance of manual passports has been phased out. Machine Readable Passport (MRP) are currently being issued from High Commission for Pakistan, London and its consulates in Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

MRP office operates on the principal of live data capturing so applicants’ presence (with required documents) is compulsory to process the application.

Applicants’ data entry, photo, signature and thumb impression capturing are done by trained MRP staff using latest technology.

Applicants DO NOT need any application forms or photographs for MRP applications as it is done by MRP staff during application process.

MRP Services are appointment only and applicants visiting High Commission or its consulates. Appointments for Glasgow are booked through the text-only whatsapp number: 07378790257.
High Commissions and consulates will not be able to service the walk-in applicants for the MRP services. Please click the following link to book an appointment for MRP application:

Online Appointment Management System


Important Announcement:
The Government of Pakistan has launched an Online Passport Renewal System through E-Service. All applicants are informed that the system is just for “Renewal of Passport”. All other applications will be handled by the MRP Section of the High Commission as per existing practice. Please click following link for Online Service of Applying MRP (Machine Readable Passport):
Important Announcement About MRP Queries Through Telephonic Service

The new timings for queries relating to Machine Readable Passport (MRP) are now 10:00 - 13:00 hrs for convenience of general public.

However, response through email shall be carried out as per routine.

Important Announcement - MRP Appointments:

The Machine Readable Passport (MRP) services will be available by appointment only with effect from 12 October 2015. All applicants are requested to book a prior appointment for MRP services by clicking the following link:

Book an Appointment

More information

For further information please visit Directorate General Immigration & Passports’ website: