Biometric Travel Documents - ePassports

Reisepass Enlarge image (© dpa/ picture-alliance) German travel documents are issued centrally by the Federal Printing Office (Bundesdruckerei) in Berlin and sent by Diplomatic pouch to the missions abroad. Hence, it takes a few weeks until your passport can be handed over to you. Therefore, we recommend to apply for the passport in due time.

In Pakistan, the Consulate General in Karachi accepts passport applications for the inhabitants of the Sindh and Balochistan provinces. The Embassy in Islamabad is in charge for all other provinces and areas in Pakistan. As a matter of principle, passports need to be applied for in person and in writing.

On this page you will find all necessary information about the application procedure.

You intend to apply for a new passport

Please read about the necessary documents.

Reisehinweise für Minderjährige

You intend to apply for a new passport for your child

Please read about the necessary documents.


You wish to have your place of residence updated in your passport

If you have settled permanently in Pakistan, you need to have your place of residence updated in your passport.


You don't have a passport any more and need to return to Germany

You are staying in Pakistan only temporarily and need a travel document to return to Germany (for example: you lost your passport ... )


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.



Passport application by appointment only!


Passport applications can only be submitted in person.

At the Embassy in Islamabad, appointments can
only be booked online under the following link .

At the Consulate General Karachi, please call (0092 21) -  3587 3782 or (0092 21) -  3582 1596.

The processing time for passport applications will take about five weeks after your application is complete, a possibly required document verification has taken place and, if applicable, the use of a name subject to German law has been determined.