OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS FOUNDATION

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Government Of Pakistan

Overseas Pakistanis who have proceeded abroad after 23rd March, 1979 on valid protected work visa by the Protectorate of Emigrants, Bureau of Emigrations & Overseas Employment (BE&OE) and Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) are automatically registered with OPF and can avail the services of OPF.

Those Overseas Pakistanis, who are not registered with OPF can do so by getting themselves registered voluntarily with OPF after paying Rs. 2,000/- each once for all on standard terms and conditions.

Overseas Pakistanis remain OPF members as long as they stay abroad.

Eligibility Criteria

To obtain OPF Membership, the following two categories have been defined:

Category I. Registered with protectorate of emigrants under section VIII of emigration ordinance and proceeded abroad.

Category II. Proceeded abroad for at least one year period but not registered with Protectorate of emigrants. This category also include the following status:-

  • Indefinite stay abroad
  • Valid Work/Employment Visa
  • Students (male/female) of 18 years old.
  • Dual nationality holder (Pakistani & any other nationality)

The following are not eligible for OPF Membership card

  • A person holding passport bearing valid visa but not proceeded abroad.
  • Holder of any kind of visit visa.
  • A person proceeding for Hajj, Umrah, Pilgrimage and medical treatment abroad.
  • Illegal emigrants (until they get themselves legalize as per law of the host countries.

Documents Required

  • Photo copy of valid passport
  • Photocopy of passport page showing seal of registration with protectorate of emigrants.
  • Pay order/ bank draft of Rs. 2000/- in favor of OPF as membership fee in case not registered with Protectorate of emigrants.
  • Two passport size color photographs.
  • Photocopy of CNIC/NICOP
  • Photocopy of Valid Visa/aqama (Residence permit)
  • Duly filled prescribed application form.

Validity

The membership card is valid during member stay abroad and after up to 3 years of his/her return to Pakistan.

Amount Deposit Details

Demand Draft of Pak Rupees 2000/- in favour of OPF

Or

Transfer Pak Rupees 2000/- as OPF Membership Fee and alongwith Bank Charges (if Any) in Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF)

IBAN Account No= IBAN A/C# PK92 ASCM 0000 5814 8080 0080

SWIFT Code= ASCMPKKA

Title of Account = OPF Welfare Fund (Membership Fee)

Bank Account Address = Askari Bank, F-7 Markaz Branch, Islamabad Pakistan.

 For queries please contact; [email protected]

Register Online

Issuance of Membership Cards

 Issuance of Foreign Exchange Remittance
Cards (FERC)
& OPF Membership Cards.

The following timelines are subject to receipt of complete documents from the applicants: –

Applications received of visiting OPs and their  Representatives at OPF Head Office Islamabad.

(i)

Scrutiny of documents

Within 1 hour

(ii)

Data entry in the
software

1 hour

(iii)

Printing of cards

Half an hour (on the
same day)

 2.             For applications received through Pak Mission.

(i)

Scrutiny of documents

Seven working days

(ii)

Data entry in the
software

Within next 7 working
days

(iii)

Printing of cards

Within five working
days

(iv)

Dispatched to Pak
Mission

Diplomatic bag* (As per
schedule)

 3.            Applications received through online portals of FERC & OPF Membership Cards.

(i)

Scrutiny of documents

Seven working days

(ii)

Printing of documents

Two working days

(iii)

Data entry in the
software

Seven working days

(iv)

Printing of cards

Three working days

(v)

Dispatched to Pak
Mission

Diplomatic bag*

(vi)

Response to incomplete
documents/payments

Seven working days

(vii)

Non
accessible applications

10 working days

*The subject cards will be dispatched through respective diplomatic bags through
Ministry of Foreign Affairs according to schedule as notified by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs:

§  Weekly bag

§  Fortnightly bag

§  Monthly bag

On the request of the applicant, card is also dispatched  through postal services on local provided address in Pakistan.

Swift Delivery of OPF Membership Cards at Door Step through DHL (Payment will be made by the applicant)

SWIFT DELIVERY OF OPF MEMBERSHIP CARD ON THE PROVIDED ADDRESS ABROAD THROUGH M/S DHL COURIER SERVICE INSTEAD OF SPECIFIED CHANNELS.

Such Overseas Pakistanis desirous  of urgent delivery of  OPF Membership card on the provided address abroad, may adopt the option of DHL Courier service after making the notified amount to the following bank account:-

IBAN Bank Account Number PK92ASCM0000581480800080
Title of Account OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS FOUNDATION
Bank ASKARI BANK LTD.

The applicant Overseas Pakistani may apply online web portal for issuance of OPF Membership Card along with requisite receipt of delivery charges of M/s DHL Courier service may also be attached with application for delivery of cards on fast track basis at the provided address abroad.

Country wise rate list of M/s DHL is given below:-

6.AUSTRALIA63007.AUSTRALIA63008.SAUDI ARABIA4000

S.NO. COUNTRY NAME DHL RATES IN PAK RUPEES PER ENVELOPE
1. ARGENTINA 11500
2. AUSTRALIA 8200
3. AUSTRIA 6500
4. BELGIUM 6500
5. BRAZIL 11500
6. BRUNEI 7000
7. CANADA 8500
8. CHINA 7500
9. CYPRUS 6500
10. DENMARK 6500
11. EGYPT 11500
12. FRANCE 6500
13 GERMANY 6500
14. GREECE 6500
15 HONG KONG 7500
16. ICELAND 11500
17. INDONESIA 7000
18. IRAN 11500
19. IRAQ 11500
20. IRELAND 6500
21. ITALY 6500
22. JAPAN 7500
23. JORDAN 5000
24. KENYA 11500
25. KOREA REP. OF (KR) 7500
26. KOREA D.P.R  OF (KP) 11500
27. KUWAIT 5000
28. LIBYA 11500
29. MALAYSIA 7000
30. MEXICO 11500
31. NETHERLAND 6500
32. NEWZEALAND 8200
33. NORWAY 6500
34. OMAN 5000
35. QATAR 5000
36. SAUDI ARABIA 5000
37. SWEDEN 6500
38. SWITZERLAND 6500
39. TURKEY 5000
40. U.S.A 8500
41. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (U.A.E) 5000
42. UNITED KINGDOM (U.K) 6000
For zone and rates for DHL Click here  

Attention:-

  1. DHL card delivery charges will be doubled of the above mentioned rates, if delivery is made in remote area of the host country as notified by the DHL.
  2. Notified amount may be remitted in OPF account and receipt of DHL charges must be attached.

 Please remit the delivery charges accordingly.