The ability of U.S. embassies and consulates to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens continues to be limited. As U.S. embassies and consulates reopen their services to the public in a phased and safe approach during COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and U.S. Consulates General in Lahore and Karachi will resume limited in-person passport appointments and notarial services beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Appointments will be scheduled based on prioritized service needs including:
- Children who have yet to be documented for the first time as U.S. citizens.
- U.S. citizens who are traveling outside of Pakistan within six weeks and must renew their passports before travel.
- U.S. citizens who do not have travel plans, but for documentation purposes need to renew their expired passports or who have passports that will expire within six weeks.
- Parents of U.S. citizen minors who are providing written and notarized authorization to renew or apply for their child’s passport (DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. passport to a Minor Under Age 16).
- Emergency notarial services.
Please click here for more information on scheduling. U.S. citizens, who have not already done so, are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Mission Pakistan updates.
Welcome to the American Citizens Services (ACS) Pakistan. ACS provides services to thousands of U.S. citizens living and working in Pakistan.
In addition to routine passport and notary services, the ACS unit visits Americans in jail, assists families and friends following the death of a U.S. citizen loved one, offers help to U.S. children and families involved in abductions, checks on the welfare and whereabouts of U.S. citizens, and assists in repatriating Americans in need. Additionally, we can help you register to vote in U.S. elections, and can provide you with information on safety and security in Pakistan.
For more information about emergency services, please review What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis.