Recent Updates and Announcements                                          

    • Pakistan climbed 28 places in Global Ease of Doing Business:

       • The World Bank issued its annual report on ‘Ease of Doing Business 2020’ in ​Washington DC on 24 October 2019.

       • The report highlights significant improvements regarding Pakistan’s overall standing in the case of doing business. It has carried out six reforms in the last one year hat have improved its ranking to 108 from 136 among the 190 nations. Pakistan ranked 144 in 2018.

       • These reforms include getting electricity, paying taxes, registering property, ​staring a business, issuance of construction permits and trading across borders.

       • Pakistan has also improved its score to 61 in the area of absolute progress towards ​best global practices in business regulations. This score earlier stood at 52.8.

       • Pakistan has ranked as number one reformer in the world among the top 11 ​economies for countries with population of more than 100 million.

       • The World Bank’s report is a manifestation of the success of Pakistan’s ​Government for undertaking reforms to improve the business opportunities in the ​country.

    • Launching of E-Visa on arrival for businessmen and tourists from Canada

      The Government of Pakistan has introduced Visa on Arrival (VoA) for 50 countries and E-Visa for 175 countries (including Canada), which would be augmented with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Details are available at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk

    • Appeal For Donations For 'Supreme Court Of Pakistan-Prime Minister Diamer Bhasha-Mohmand Dams' Funds 2018

      (2018-09-25) On the instructions of the Government of Pakistan, the High Commission for Pakistan, Ottawa, has opened a special bank account to collect donations/contributions for the construction of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams in Pakistan. As announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, all the Pakistani community members including Canadians of Pakistani origin and Pakistani nationals on permanent residence in Canada are cordially requested to donate generously for this noble cause. The details of the special account are given as follows:

      Wire Payment Instructions/Bank Account Details:

      1. Beneficiary Name: High Commission for Pakistan
      2. Beneficiary Address: 10 Range Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8J3
      3. Beneficiary Account: 32146 1997-154
      4. Institution Number: 001
      5. Beneficiary Bank: Bank of Montreal (BMO)
      6. Beneficiary Bank Address: 340 Albert Street Suite 1310, Ottawa, ON K1R 7Y6
      7. Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

      OR

      You can directly remit your donation to the following bank account in Pakistan:

      Wire Payment Instructions/Bank Account Details:

      Bank: State Bank of Pakistan
      Title: Supreme Court of Pakistan-Prime Minister Diamer Bhasha-Mohmand Dams
      Account No.: 03-593-299999-001-4
      IBAN: PK06SBPP0035932999990014

      For diaspora members in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) the Consulate General of Pakistan Toronto's bank account information is:

      Wire Payment Instructions/Bank Account Details:

      1. Beneficiary Name: Consulate General of Pakistan, Toronto
      2. Beneficiary Address: 7880, Keele Street, Units 13-18, Vaughan ON L4K 4G7
      3. Beneficiary Account: 311-20311- 184-147365
      4. Institution Number: 321
      5. Beneficiary Bank: All branches of Habib Canadian Bank
      6. Swift Code: HBZUCATT

    • Machine Readable Passport (MRP), update for October 19 2016 

      Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGIP) has set up an online service for Pakistani citizens around the world to apply for renewal of Machine Readable Passport online. Please visit this page to apply and for all the required information : http://onlinemrp.dgip.gov.pk/ 

      Those who require assistance may contact DGIP directly.

      Categories for new, amendment and lost MRP applications must be submitted to the Consulate General of Pakistan in person.

      The Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver is still accepting MRP applications for those who are appearing in person. You may apply in person under the renewal category as well as new, amendment or lost.

    • National Identity Card  for Overseas Pakistanis ( NICOP) and Pakistan Origin Card applications (POC), update for February 16 2016 

      NADRA has launched web based application system for processing of NICOP/POC applications in order to facilitate Pakistani expatriates.

      As a consequence, this Consulate has stopped processing of manual NICOP/ POC as of September 2015. In view of the above, the Consulate would be constrained to provide any assistance with regard to NICOP/POC. The applicant may directly visit the website of NADRA: id.nadra.gov.pk/
    • General Guidelines, December 3 2015

      Due to numerous telephone inquiries, at times it becomes difficult to respond to all queries on telephone. The applicants are, therefore, advised to go through the website of the Consulate to find answers to their queries which have mostly been addressed there. In case any further clarification about the status of application is required, the applicants may preferable communicate through email  which would be immediately responded to.  

 

NICOP/POC

  • National Identity Card  for Overseas Pakistanis ( NICOP) and Pakistan Origin Card applications (POC), update for February 16 2016 
    NADRA has launched web based application system for processing of NICOP/POC applications in order to facilitate Pakistani expatriates.

    As a consequence, this Consulate has stopped processing of manual NICOP/ POC as of September 2015. In view of the above,  the Consulate would be constrained to provide any assistance with regard to NICOP/POC. The applicant may directly visit the website of NADRA: id.nadra.gov.pk/
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