Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

Please Note:

The MRP operations regarding Biometrics and Photo Capturing at the Pakistan High Commission, Canberra will be remain suspended from 5th March, 2018 to 24th March, 2018 due to unavoidable circumstances. The applicants may schedule their appointments accordingly, in case of any emergency please contact Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney.

Please note that Personal presence is mandatory for Machine Readable Passport(MRP)


Machine Readable Passport System is replacing the existing manual passport system. As per the new policy, in line with international requirements, every citizen of Pakistan shall hold Machine Readable Passport (MRP) for travelling abroad before November 2015.

Validity of Machine Readable Passport (MRP)

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) is issued for a period of Five (05) or Ten (10) years (as per applicant's choice: See Fee Table). Under 15 years of age children are not entitled for 10 years passport validity.

Fresh/Renewal/Modification of passport in lieu of an expired passport is issued if:

  • Validity of MRP passport has expired or expiring within next one (1) year.
  • Conversion of Manual Passport (having any validity less or more than an year) to MRP Passport
  • All Pages of the passport have exhausted OR damaged booklet
  • Changes in particulars i.e Name , Date of birth etc
Categories to Apply / information:

MRP Application Tracking

After applying MRP, You can track your MRP application, by sending your CNIC/NICOP # at above mentioned relevant email (from where you process your MRP application), in case you did not receive your passport within given time frame.


For further information, please email at your relevant MRP section:

MRP Wing Pakistan High Commission
MRP Wing Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney: (Please Note: This email address is for enquiries of applicants from New South Wales only)

(We try to reply emails on daily basis)

Telephone Inquiries

Email enquiry is preferred way of communication and replied on daily basis. Limited phone calls are accepted to address emergency issues ONLY as on others days it's not possible to reply due to processing of applicants MRP applications. For information regarding passport application, this file contains all information and in case of any confusion or missing information regarding particular case, shall be entertained on email only.


Please overview the list of closed holidays of HC/CG in 2017 before finalizing your plan to visit MRP facility: High Commission for Pakistan Holidays 2017

Physical Address: 4 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

  • Now you can apply online ( for Renewal of your Machine Readable Passport, if your Machine Readable Passport has expired OR its' validity is less than 7 months.
  • Those applying for the following categories have to come in person at the MRP facilitation center at the Pakistan High Commission Canberra.
  1. New MRP
  2. Lost Passport.
  3. Modification of Passport (Changes in particulars i.e Name, Date of birth etc).
  4. Damaged Passports
  5. Renewal of Official & Diplomatic Passport.

In case an applicant is asked by the system for an interview; he will then be requested to visit the facilitation center at the High Commission Canberra.

Updated: May 04, 2017