A Pakistani citizen, who had been working in the Kingdom and now intends to move back to Pakistan on Final Exit after completing his job and/or ending his contract with a Saudi company, is entitled to get TR from Commercial Section of the Consulate General of Pakistan. TR enables an outgoing Pakistani citizen to avail certain Customs duty relaxations /facilitations at Pakistani ports on his arrival from abroad. For further details the following website of FBR may be consulted: Federal Board of Revenue
It can be availed only on the receipt of Final Exit paper from the Jawazat authority of the Kingdom. On providing Final Exit document to the Commercial Section in Consulate General of Pakistan, TR may be issued in favor of the leaving citizen of Pakistan from the Kingdom.
Please provide following documents for availing the service of TR:
a. Copy of Final exit
b. Copy of passport and of the passport page bearing the stamp of entry into the Kingdom.
c. Proof of job and earning in the Kingdom
Since SROs issued by the FBR Pakistan are updated from time to time regarding facilitations and provisions given to the overseas Pakistanis, the latest information/updates can be obtained from the website. www.fbr.gov.pk
TR will be issued on the same day on completion of the required formalities.
Personal effects of Pakistani national who dies abroad can be brought by the next kin of the deceased or any Pakistani national on behalf of him/her. Most articles and goods are exempted from duty/taxes which fall under the purview of duty free allowances. However, certain items such as washing machines, TV sets, sewing machine, VCR, VCP, cooking range, microwave oven and air conditioner will be allowed on payment of duty/taxes. For details www.fbr.gov.pk
Yes. Every Overseas Pakistani (OP), subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions as laid down in The Import Trade and Procedure Order 2000 can import a vehicle from abroad after two years stay therein. However, the following OPs cannot import vehicle:
1. Students receiving remittances from Pakistan,
2. Non earning member of families of the Pakistani National
3. Those who have imported/gifted vehicle during the last two years cannot import a vehicle under the said Rules.
The Personal Baggage, Gift Schemes and Transfer of Residency TR (Import of Vehicles) Rules, 2000 apply. A copy of these rules can be obtained from the website of the Federal Board of Revenue www.fbr.gov.pk . The Commercial Section of the Consulate issues the Vehicle import form.
Pakistani nationals residing abroad including dual nationals can import old and used vehicles into Pakistan under the following 03 schemes:
1. Personal Baggage
2. Gift Scheme
3. Transfer of Residence
The structure of duty and taxes under these 03 schemes remains the same. Motorcycles and Scooters can only be imported under Transfer of Residence Scheme
Cars not older than 03 years and other vehicles not older than 05 years can be imported under these schemes.
Minimum stay should be Two Years abroad with maximum 60 days spent outside the Kingdom within two years period.
Under the Gift Scheme, a vehicle can be gifted to an immediate family member only like Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Husband, Wife and Children (excluding children under 18 years of age).
i. Earning /income/salary Certificate (must be mentioned with monthly income and date of joining). This certificate must be attested by the relevant Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia.
ii. Copy of Passport (first page) with immigration stamp of the last visit.
iii. Copy of ID card and Saudi Iqama
iv. A photograph
V. Copy of ID card of Giftee in Pakistan
After submission of above mentioned document in the Commercial Section of the Consulate General of Pakistan Jeddah, one working day is required to issue the Vehicle Import Form.
The Customs in Pakistan may be approached for estimation of Customs duties and other taxes on the clearance of a vehicle in Pakistan. However, FBR has given some basic details of the customs and duties levied accordingly can be accessed on the given link: For details www.fbr.gov.pk
Ministry of Commerce and Textile in Pakistan is the responsible Ministry for all trade activities of the country. It has under its ambit various other trade bodies and authorities. For an overall view of the country’s trade profile and prospectus, the following link can be reached.
Ministry of Commerce http://www.commerce.gov.pk/
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is the relevant forum and it keeps on sharing product-related activities and export data from time to time.
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan https://www.tdap.gov.pk/index.php
For investment opportunities in Pakistan and procedures to get foreign companies registered in Pakistan, the following link of Board of Investment (BoI) will guide you accordingly.
Board of Investment https://invest.gov.pk/
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan https://www.secp.gov.pk/eservices/getting-started/
Intellectual Property Organization under the Ministry of Commerce is the custodian of trademarks and brands in Pakistan. It has clearly laid down protections and safeguards against infringement of trademarks and brands. IPO can be reached at the following link:
Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan http://www.ipo.gov.pk/
Pakistan Online Visa can be completed in 3 Easy Steps. Before starting your application visit the website:
The payment of feee is integrated with the application – Applicant can pay via a Master Card or Visa Card. Applicant can also calculate the fee against the application submitted by using the Fee Calculator available on the website https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/fee-structure/
Following are the requirements for processing of tourist visa: Photograph, Passport (must be vaild for next six months), Invitation letter by the sponsor or hotel booking details in case of individual tourist
Invitation Letter in case of group by the tour operator designated by the department of tourist services.
Any of the following :
Following documents are required:
Upon submitting Application, the applicant will receive Electronic Travel Authorization on the email address provided by him within 48-72 Hours if the application is approved.
No. applicants with Indian passports can apply for Pakistani visa manually only not online.
No, such applicants have to apply from their home country.
It takes around 02 weeks in case of Urgent passports and 04 weeks for Normal passports.
Yes, you can apply for ten years validity passport. There are two types of passport with validity of 05 years and 10 years. However, the children below 15 years of age are issued only 05 years validity passport.
Yes, you can apply for 100 pages passport booklet as there are three types of passport booklets available for the convenience of the applicants: 36 pages, 72 pages, and 100 pages.
For processing the renewal of your MRP, please bring the following documents to the Consulate General:
i. Original valid CNIC
ii. Previous Passport
iii. Original Iqama along with its copies.
Please bring an undertaking/affidavit for the lost passport along with CNIC and Iqama for processing a passport in the ‘Lost Category’.
Yes. Please bring the child along with his/her birth certificate and parents’ documents accompanied by one of the parents of the child.
In case of any change in details, please apply for a new MRP and bring supporting documents for the desired change.
Yes. Please visit the website: (https://onlinemrp.dgip.gov.pk) where you can renew your MRP.
Only renewal facility is available online. In case of any modification/loss or new passport, you have to visit the Consulate General.
In case of damaged passport, you will face difficulty at the airport. It is advisable that you should apply for a new passport.
It is advisable that you should apply for new passport six months prior to its expiry.
Before traveling from KSA on your new passport, please visit Saudi Jawazat Office to update your new passport details in its system.
There are three NADRA Registration Centers functioning in KSA
1. Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh
2. Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah
3. Pakistan House in Madinah
The following application categories are currently available at NADRA Jeddah and Madinah. More categories will be added as we expand our services.
You can apply for a new overseas ID (SNICOP) in case you already possess a 13 digit NADRA issued identity number which can be a CRC, NICOP, CNIC or Smart ID. Your first identity document will be converted into a valid SNICOP.
No Previous Identity:
You can apply for New Overseas ID (SNICOP) in case you do not possess a 13 digit NADRA issued identity number which can be a CRC, NICOP, CNIC or Smart ID. Your first identity document will be SNICOP. Please note that in this case, supporting documents will be required.
You can apply for renewal of your ID Card if it has expired or has three months in its expiry date.
You can apply for a Reprint of your ID card (SNICOP/NICOP) if it has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
o If you would like to amend your national identity data (NICOP/SNICOP) e.g. address, Name, photograph, signature etc., you can apply for a modification in your ID Card.
o You can also apply for modification if your ID card (CNIC/NICOP) has not expired but you want to acquire your Smart-NICOP.
Yes you can apply for NICOP from NRC Jeddah or Madinah.
You cannot apply for CNIC/SCNIC from NRC Jeddah or Madinah. These cards are issued from Pakistan only.
You can apply for a new POC only through NADRA website, if:
o You were a Pakistani national and have surrendered the nationality.
o You are a foreign national and your parents or grandparents are or were Pakistani nationals.
o You are a foreign national and any of your relatives (brother, sister, uncle, aunt) are or were Pakistani nationals.
Yes. FRC can be processed from NRC Jeddah or Madinah, but presence of one of the family members is mandatory at the time of processing of FRC.
There is no need of photographs if your all family members are cardholders (CNIC / SCNIC/NICOP/ SNICOP). However, the applicant and all members of the family, whose age is under 18 years, need to appear at NADRA for photographs.
Yes. You can process Cancelation of Card (Death Certificate) of your blood relative at NADRA Jeddah or Madinah..
The card delivery and printing timelines depend on the application type selected. For the Normal category, the printing time of the card is approximately 31 days after the approval. Similarly, printing time for Urgent and Executive categories is approximately 23 and 10 working days respectively. If an application is submitted carefully along with complete documents, it will be approved in 24 hours. However, incomplete applications can take longer time and depends on the applicant’s reply to NADRA.
However, during COVID-19 pandemic situation, courier services operations are severely affected, therefore, delays are expected during the dispatch of cards.
Juvenile applicant (Under the age of 14) is not required to affix his/her fingerprints or signatures for SNICOP.
You can only pay the application fee in CASH only at the Fee Counter of NADRA.
Yes. For the convenience of applicants, home delivery option is available at NADRA Jeddah only.
For documents details please click the following link.
After getting a Final Exit from the sponsor, a person has to leave the kingdom within two months otherwise, the person is considered illegal and if arrested may serve sentence along with deportation.
In order to be able to travel to Pakistan without being detained, the person will have to approach his sponsor who can get him a fresh final exit after payment of penalties.
Those who came to the Kingdom on Umrah Visa on or after January 2020 and have not been able to return due to COVID-19 and their visas have expired; can return home without any penalties.
Any employee who goes on Exit Re-Entry and does not come back to the Kingdom within time of Exit Re-Entry, the employee gets banned for three years from entry into the Kingdom on any type of work visa.
Those workers who get deported from the Kingdom are usually banned for the period from five to ten years depending upon the nature and sensitivity of the case determined by the Jawazat.
For all such individuals, the Saudi government had an extended period of Exit Re-Entry period for three months without penalty, which has now expired. The workers will have to approach their sponsors for necessary extensions in their Exit Re-Entry.
As per local laws, both the Employee and the Employer have to follow the Service Agreement. If your Agreement with the company is for two years, it is not appropriate to leave after fifteen (15) months.
You are required to complete the period as mentioned in the Agreement and give two months’ notice to the sponsor informing him of your intention to go on Final Exit. If then the sponsor is not allowing Final Exit, then you may file a complaint/case for Final Exit in Labour Office. The legal department of the Consulate General would provide necessary guidance in the matter.
It is advised to settle the matter with your sponsor and try to get it canceled. The sponsor has the option to cancel within twenty days without penalty. If he does not cancel, then the worker is required to submit the case in Labour Office. The case/complaint can be submitted online. At the Labour Office, You will be required to present evidence that the Haroob Declared by the sponsor is illegal. In case of any further guidance, the Welfare Wing of the Consulate General can be contacted.
Whenever, the demand for transfer is accepted, the information of the employee is also transferred from previous sponsor to new one. It is not possible for the previous sponsor to give final exit when the Iqama has been transferred to any other sponsor. Furthermore, Final Exit of domestic workers, drivers, agricultural workers etc is being done from Jawazat, while those working with the companies get Final Exit from Labour Office if the sponsor is allowing leaving the job. It is possible that the new sponsor has given you Final Exit. It is advisable to get Jawazat Print to check the exact status of Exit.
As per the Service Agreement, You do not have the right to demand more than the agreed amount. The salary is fixed. If you are being paid less than the agreed salary, only then you can file a complaint/case in concerned Labour Office.
Those who are deported from Saudi Arabia through deportation, they are usually not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia for five (5) years.
An expatriate worker who has been deported from Saudi Arabia through deportation is prohibited from entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for at least five (5) years.
According to Saudi law, if there is any fine against anyone for violation of Corona SOPs, Traffic Laws, his Exit Re-Entry or Final Exit gets banned. An expatriate worker can only travel back after payment of fines/penalties.
Following are the timings for the attestation of documents:
Timings of Consular Services
08:00 AM – 3.30 PM (Sunday – Thursday)
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM (Sunday- Thursday)
Yes please. Because you have to sign the documents and your thumb impression is necessary.
We do not have any such requirement. However, you need to ascertain any legal requirements from the beneficiary in whose name you are executing the Attorney.
You do not necessarily need to go to a Solicitor for a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney may be printed on a plain paper, and is to be signed in front of the Consulate General’s authorized official/officer.
All the persons executing the Power of Attorney need to be present while submitting the document as their fingerprints and other details are required. However, any applicant (or their authorized person) may subsequently collect the document on their behalf.
All such documents should be attested by the concerned board/university/Wafaq ul Madaris duly verified by the IBCC/HEC and then by the Foreign Office Islamabad or its camp offices in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta or Peshawar.
Our consular teams visit as per their program/schedule to different cities of Western Region such as Madina, Abha, Al Baha, Taif, Jizan, Yanbu and Bisha. You can avail this facility on their arrival as per program duly advertised on social media.
All the documents issued by the Saudi authorities should be attested by the Saudi Foreign Office and then will be attested by the Consulate General after verification of original Pakistani ID.
Yes. On the basis of valid Pakistani passport your documents can be attested by the Consulate General.
Attestation/Legalization Service is provided at home only in case of Senior Citizens (over 70 years of age)or those who cannot visit the Consulate General due to medical conditions.
Non Attestable Documents
❖ Identity cards and its translation.
❖ Criminal Judgments/FIRs.
❖ Political/Criminal Disputes
❖ Invitation letters.
❖ Insurance papers
❖ Charity documents of NGO’s
❖ Papers of registry and sale/purchase of land etc.
❖ “Will” regarding disposal of his/her property or estate
❖ IELTS/TOEFEL certificates, ISO standardization and all international certificates
❖ Applications of all kinds
❖ Reference letters from professors etc. both from abroad as well as national educational institutions.
❖ Divorce Papers.
❖ “Compromise” (Razi Nama)
Yes, you can get the ETD and travel to Pakistan.
The requirement for Umrah/ Visit Visa:
The ETD allows you to travel to Pakistan only. You cannot travel from Pakistan to any country on ETD. Therefore, you need a valid MRP for traveling from Pakistan back to KSA.
You cannot travel to any other country except Pakistan.
After verification of national status and getting valid CNIC, you can be issued ETD.
After ascertaining the national status of the deceased an ETD can be issued.
Make sure you bring the following documents with you to the Consulate General:
a. Dully filled in an application form with two photographs
b. Proof that you are on Umrah/Visit Visa
c. Tickets for your onward journey if you are traveling by plane,
d. Photocopy of the lost passport or ID card
e. other identity documents or photocopies of them