Winter season brings with it a host of changes and adjustments, and the passport office is no exception. As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, the Department of Immigration and Passports has announced new working hours for passport offices across the country.
Starting this winter, all regional and executive passport offices, as well as service counters, will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays. Meanwhile, the Department of Immigration and Passports in Islamabad will open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, with a lunch and prayer break from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. With these changes in place, passport-seekers can rest assured that their winter travel plans can proceed smoothly.
Passport Office New Timings Changed For Winter
|Office Type||Days of Operation||Operating Hours||Break Time|
|Headquarters (Islamabad)||Monday to Friday||8:30 am to 04:30 pm||01:00 pm to 01:30 pm|
|Regional Passport Offices||Monday to Thursday||09:00 am to 02:00 pm||N/A|
|Regional Passport Offices||Friday||09:00 am to 12:30 pm||N/A|
|Executive Passport Offices||Monday to Thursday||09:00 am to 02:00 pm||N/A|
|Executive Passport Offices||Friday||09:00 am to 12:30 pm||N/A|
|Service Counters||Monday to Thursday||09:00 am to 02:00 pm||N/A|
|Service Counters||Friday||09:00 am to 12:30 pm||N/A|
NOTE: These timings are subject to change as per government regulations and notifications. Please check for any updates before visiting the passport office.
Passport Office Timings
According to the latest notification issued on October 17, 2023, there have been changes in the operating hours of the Department of Immigration and Passports (Headquarters) in Islamabad for the winter season. The new timings will be effective from Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, with a break for prayer and lunch from 1:00pm to 1:30pm.
Furthermore, the regional passport offices, executive passport offices, and service counters in major cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi will also have adjusted timings. They will be open for service from Monday to Thursday between 9:00am and 2:00pm, and on Fridays from 9:00am to 12:30pm.
In case of any queries or concerns, individuals can contact the passport office in Islamabad at their 24-hour helpline number: +92-51-111-344-777. It is advised to take note of these changes and plan your visits accordingly. Stay updated with the latest announcements and notifications from the Department of Immigration and Passports to avoid any inconvenience. Let’s work together to ensure a smooth and efficient passport issuance process during the winter season.
Making sure you know the new timings of your local passport office is essential for keeping your travel plans headache-free! Visit www.passportoffice.gov.pk/timings to locate your nearest branch and make an informed decision whether it be applying for a passport, renewing an outdated one, or even making a change of address request we’ve got you covered!
We highly recommend jotting down the contact information of your local branch ahead of time, so that you’re well prepared next time you’re required to visit the office. Also, please do make sure to keep updated on any future changes in timings that may occur in order to keep yourself in the know! We hope this interface allowed for an easy experience for our citizens and wish everyone a safe and happy Winter season!