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 fovour of OPF

Or

Transfer Pak Rupees 2000/- as OPF membership fee and Bank Charges (if Any) in 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.

 For queries please contact; regn@opf.org.pk

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.