Travel document to return to Germany

01.06.2021 - Article

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

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

Please conduct the following steps:

Step 1: Pakistani Police

Report to the Pakistani police station in whose jurisdiction the passport loss has taken place. They will issue a first information report (so-called F.I.R.).

Step 2: German Embassy / Consulate General

Apply for a travel document to return to Germany (Rückreiseausweis). This passport substitute (Passersatzpapier) is valid for one month only and can usually be issued on the same day. The fee is 21,00 €

Please submit the following documents:

additional information
application form

 Download here

3 passport photos
according to biometrical requirements
(see explanation in the following downloads)

proof of your identitiy- e.g. ID card, driving licence (i.e. documents with photos)
first information report
- so-called F.I.R.; issued by the Pakistani police
- if issued in Urdu, please provide a translation into English or German
flight booking
- as a proof of your intended return to Germany

Step 3: Pakistani Ministry of Interior

After the issuance of the travel document by the Embassy / Consulate General, you have to seek approval for a new Pakistani visa with the Pakistani Ministry of Interior:

Ministry of Interior

Address: Block R – Pak Secretariat, Islamabad

Telephone: (0092 51) - 9207290

Opening hours:  Mo - Fr  10:00 - 13:00h

Home Department, Govt. of Sindh

Address: Barrack #71, Pak Secretariat, Karachi

Telephone: (0092 21) - 99204920-21, 99211554

Opening hours:  Mo - Fr 10:00 - 13:00h

According to the Embassy's state of knowledge, the following documents need to be submitted there:

F.I.R. in original
3 passport photos

travel document to return to Germany issued by the Embassy / Consulate General

4. Step: Pakistani Passport Office

To actually get the new visa stamped in your passport, the last step is to visit the following passport office:

Passport Office

Address: Peshawar Mall, G 8/1, Islamabad

Telephone: (0092 51) - 9261566 

Opening hours:  Mo - Fr  9:00 - 13:00h

Passport Office

Address: Shahrah-e-Iraq, Saddar, Karachi

Telephone: (0092 21) - 99203093-96

Opening hours:  Mo - Sa 8:30 - 15:00h
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