The Director General Immigration and Passports has issued an official notification in this regard announcing changes to passport delivery times.

The Directorate-General of Immigration and Passports (DGIP) has launched an app to accept e-payments for passports. The Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah, mentioned that the e-payments system for passports will help the citizens to avoid long queues at banks. He wrote; “Another initiative of facilitating people and digitizing govt payments has been materialized by the interior ministry. I’m pleased to announce that DGIP has prepared an app to accept online passport payments putting a full stop to long queues and cumbersome trips to the banks.”

Passport Fee Asaan App to Accept E-payments for Passports

The Passport Fee Asaan app will help users to easily pay their passport fees by using a simple interface to calculate and process their e-payments for passports. The app will also generate payment challan which can be paid via ATM, internet banking, or 1-link member bank branches.

Moreover, users can also launch complaints and inquire about the status of payments with the app. The Passport Fee Asaan App will be available on both iOS and Android. This is a very convenient service. According to the media reports, the online payment system will be operational by the end of July.

Read more: Government Launches the New ‘Fast Track Service’ which Delivers Passports within 24 Hours

Pakistani Passport Remains the Fourth Worst Passport in the World

According to a new quarterly report released by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners, the Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth worst passport in the world. The countries ranked below Pakistan are Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The report ranked the Japanese passport as the best one to hold, followed by Singapore, Germany, Spain, Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg. The most powerful passports in the world are mentioned below:

1. Japan

2. Singapore, South Korea

3. Germany, Spain

4. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg

5. Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden

6. France, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom

7. Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States

8. Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta

9. Hungary

10. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia


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