Arrival Procedures

  1. Domestic

    All arriving domestic passengers will enter the domestic arrival lounge, collect the respective baggage from the baggage belt (if any) and exit on to concourse hall and then proceed to car park to board his transport or hire a Taxi/Rent a Car & proceed to out gate for onward journey.

  2. International

    All arriving international passengers are required to have valid traveling documents including their passport, visa (if applicable) and disembarkation form (completed in all respect) for immigration. (International Overseas/Pakistani Card holder Passenger will not submit disembarkation form on board or at IIAP, Islamabad). These forms are handed over to the passengers on board and also available at the airport. Passengers are advised to complete the forms while on board to expedite their clearance process.

    A person entering Pakistan for the purpose of entry, must hold a valid passport and visa from the country of his origin to Pakistan, the letter being issued at Pakistan Consulates abroad. Disembarkation card is also required from such persons. For more information on Passport and Visa Policy visit Passport and Visa Information on Government of Pakistan’s website www.pakistan.gov.pk

TRAVELLING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL

Documents
  1. Filled Disembarkation Form
    (Overseas Pakistani Card holder are not required to fill)
  2. Passport,
  3. Valid Visa (if applicable).
  4. Letter issued at Pakistan Consulates abroad (For Foreigners).
  5. Vaccination Certificate (For Passengers coming directly from the countries infected with the diseases declared by WHO or International Health Regulations)

Note: International Overseas / Pakistani Passengers will not submit embarkation / disembarkation form on board or at international airports at Pakistan. As such they should not fill this form.

The holders of diplomatic or official passports of the countries would remain exempted from the requirements of entry visas as provided under the visa abolition agreements concluded with their governments.

Immigration Clearance

  • Immigration desks are divided into different sections.
    1. All Passports
    2. Overseas Pakistani Passenger/ Card Holder
    3. Foreigners / Taxpayers
    4. Old Citizens / Special Person / Women / Children
    5. Diplomats / Foreigners / Taxpayers

  • Passengers who will enter into the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are required to submit the disembarkation form. Pakistani Passport holder / International Overseas Pakistani Passengers will not submit disembarkation form on board or at international airports at Pakistan. Special Desk for Overseas Pakistan Passengers is also available to facilitate and provide assistance on 24 x 7 basis. (For more information please visit www.opf.org.pk)

  • Passengers are advised to queue up at the immigration desk and have their traveling documents ready (passport, disembarkation form and other documents). The Immigration officer will verify your Photo ID and may ask some questions in accordance with immigration procedures.

  • Under the International Health Regulations all travelers arriving in Pakistan and Staying for more than four weeks required to be vaccinated against POLIO and Obtain a Vaccination Certificate to be presented at the time of Departure.
Note: All Passengers coming from Liberiya, Seirialeaone, Mali and Guana to Report to the Ebola Desk and Seek Clearance from Airport Health Officer, before Proceedings to Immigration Desk.

Procedures

  1. Stand in your corresponding lane.
  2. Stay behind the queuing line at the immigration desk marked in red colour.
  3. Please wait for you turn at the marked red line. Take off your hat and sunglasses. Refrain from using your mobile phone while waiting.
  4. Submit your passport and disembarkation card (only for foreigners). Once your passport is returned, you may pass through immigration.
Special Desk for Overseas Pakistan Passengers is also available to facilitate and provide assistance on 24 x 7 basis. (For more information please visit http://www.opf.org.pk)

Baggage Claim

After immigration clearance, collect your baggage from the respective Baggage Conveyer belt in the area at international arrival lounge.

Procedure

  1. Check and confirm at the LCD screen or monitor displaying the baggage of your flight.
  2. Wait at the designated baggage collection area.
  3. Identify your baggage at the baggage conveyer belt.
  4. Collect your baggage and confirm that it’s yours.
  5. Passenger Facilitation Service/Passenger Protocol Service is also available on payment basis, if required.

Lost baggage


If you find that your baggage is missing, please contact the concerned airline for assistance.

The damage to checked-in baggage may be reported to the airline representative and must be claimed within 7 days of its return, and for delayed baggage, within 21 days of its return. The claim can be made from the airline with which the passenger has travelled or the agency handling the particulars Airline in this regard.


Baggage Claim

Custom Clearance

After you collect your luggage from baggage area, custom clearance of your baggage is mandatory in the international arrival area.

If you are having items regarding custom clearance (on which custom duty / tax is applicable) then pass through RED CHANNEL at the international arrival for custom clearance, for this purpose, X-ray scanning machine has been placed by the Custom Authorities. Alternatively, GREEN CHANNEL is also available for passenger not having any taxable items.

(For more information about Customs Baggage Rule; please visit Customs Rules on FBR Website, www.fbr.gov.pk) For easy access you can visit Baggage Rules on IIAP Website.

The damage to checked-in baggage may be reported to the airline representative and must be claimed within 7 days of its return, and for delayed baggage, within 21 days of its return. The claim can be made from the airline with which the passenger has traveled or the agency handling the particulars Airline in this regard.

GREEN CHANNEL

RED CHANNEL



Immigration Clearance

Banned Goods / Items


Following Contra Banned goods / items are not allowed without prior permission from concerned authorities.
  1. Arms and Ammunition
  2. Anti Islamic, Anti Pakistan or Obscene and subversive literature
  3. Items of Intellectual Property Infringements
  4. Alcoholic beverages, narcotics, drugs and psychotropic substances

If someone is found guilty of violating these rules, confiscation of the above mentioned items along with detention of the guilty may be enacted.

In case of any assistance please visit Customs Helpdesk located in International Arrival lounge at the IIAP. For further details please read the Customs Baggage Rules on IIAP website or Visit FBR /Customs Website, www.fbr.gov.pk.

Immigration Clearance
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