Amnesty approved for government officers who obtained passports in private capacity

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March 19,2019

The Government Officers/Officials, who obtained passport in concealment of profession, are advised to approach Passport Offices concerned, alongwith NOC and recommendations of their respective departments to get their passport data rectified and fresh passport issued, modifying profession as Government Service, within three months of issuance of this letter.

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  • On expiry of given date/period of three months, the passports of defaulting officers/officials will be cancelled/blocked
  • Legal action under the relevant Section of Passport Act 1974

ISLAMABAD: The government has approved proposed amnesty for its Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being government employee in concealment of government service.

Directorate General, Immigration & Passport (Headquarters) vide its letter No. 15/01/2019-Policy (Vol-III), dated 11-03-2019 has informed that Federal Cabinet vide Cabinet Division’s letter No. 096/CM/2019-D dated 22nd February, 2019 has approved proposed amnesty for Government Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being Government employee in concealment of Government service, as under.

The Government Officers/Officials, who obtained passport in concealment of profession, are advised to approach Passport Offices concerned, alongwith NOC and recommendations of their respective departments to get their passport data rectified and fresh passport issued, modifying profession as Government Service, within three months of issuance of this letter.

The Government Officers/Officials who obtained passport before joining the Government service are advised to correct their data by applying a fresh passport and producing NOC from their parent departments, within three months of issuance of this letter.

In addition to the prescribed passport fee, additional processing charges of Rs. 5000/- will be levied on defaulting Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being government servants.

On expiry of given date/period of three months, the passports of defaulting officers/officials will be cancelled/blocked and legal action under the relevant Section of Passport Act 1974 shall be initiated against them by the departments concerned through FIA under intimation to this Directorate General.


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