There are more than one million Pakistani expatriates living in Saudi Arabia which constitute around 3.5% population of Kingdom. While living in Saudi Arabia, these expatriates have to renew their passport and national identity card as well.
Today we are going to share with you the procedure to renew Pakistani passport from either Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh or Pakistani Consulate in Jeddah. One of our readers has shared this procedure with us but he has requested to keep his identity hidden. The step by step procedure to renew Pakistani passport from Saudi Arabia is explained below.[irp]
You can only renew your passport when it has a validity of less than one year. They will not entertain your request if the remaining validity of passport is more than a year.
You will have to make an appointment with Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh or Appointment with Pakistan Consulate in Jeddah. The detailed procedure to make an appointment with both has been explained in the above links.
You will also have to carry following documents in original as well as their photocopies;
- National Identity Card
You will be given a token when you reach to the counter for the renewal of Pakistani passport.
You will have to make payment of the fee for the renewal of the Pakistani passport. You will have two options to renew the Pakistani passport either for 5 years or 10 years. Fee for the renewal of passport is given below.
You will have to appear in different windows at your turn and at the end of the process, you will be given a receipt. It takes around 40 days to renew passport normally. However, if you have applied for an emergency passport, it takes around 20 days.
You can track the status of renewal of your Pakistani passport from this link http://tracking.dgip.gov.pk/. I would suggest you check the status before visiting the Embassy or Consulate for the collection of passport.
Fee for the Renewal of Pakistani Passport in Saudi Arabia
|Ordinary||5 Years||36 Pages||SR 135|
|Ordinary||5 Years||72 Pages||SR 245|
|Ordinary||5 Years||100 Pages||SR 270|
|Urgent||5 Years||36 Pages||SR 225|
|Urgent||5 Years||72 Pages||SR 400|
|Urgent||5 Years||100 Pages||SR 535|
|Ordinary||10 Years||36 Pages||SR 240|
|Ordinary||10 Years||72 Pages||SR 440|
|Ordinary||10 Years||100 Pages||SR 480|
|Urgent||10 Years||36 Pages||SR 400|
|Urgent||10 Years||72 Pages||SR 720|
|Urgent||10 Years||100 Pages||SR 960|