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THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN HAS EXTENDED FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR PAKISTANI COMMUNITIES . PAKISTANI ORIGIN FOREIGN NATIONALS CAN OBTAIN NICOP WHICH ENTITLES THEM TO ENTRY FROM ELIGIBLE ROUTES INTO PAKISTAN WITHOUT VISA, DUAL NATIONALITY PASSPORTS, AND OTHER FACILITIES WHEN THEY VISIT PAKISTAN.

PAKISTANI CITIZENS ARE ENTITLED TO SOME DUTY FREE GOODS WHEN THEY RETURN/GO TO PAKISTAN , DEPENDING ON LENGTH OF STAY ABROAD AND AMOUNT OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE REMITTED. UNDER TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE, THEY CAN ALSO TAKE SECOND HAND CARS WITH DUTY DISCOUNTS. THESE FACILITIES ARE ALSO EXTENDED TO PAKISTANI CITIZEN WITH DUAL NATIONALITY AS WELL AS A FOREIGN NATIONAL WITH PAKISTAN ORIGIN CARD. THIS CONSULATE WILL ISSUE EARNING CERTIFICATES FOR GIFT SCHEME AND TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE.

FOR INFORMATION ON BAGGAGE RULES, GIFT SCHEMES AND TRANSFER OF RESIDENCEPLEASE VISIT WWW.COMMERCE.GOV.PK OR PLEASE VISIT www.fbr.gov.pk INCLUDING FOR DUTY STRUCTURE ON CARS. FOR SECOND HAND WHILE THERE IS DUTY DEPRECIATION ALLOWED SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM OF 50%, THE BASE VALUE WILL DEPEND ON THE MAKE, MODEL AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURING AND IT IS PRUDENT TO HAVE THESE ASSESSED BY CONTACTING FBR OR CUSTOMS OR ALTERNATIVELY , THERE IS AN OPTION OF FIXED DUTY FOR MOST CARS.

PlEASE visit http://www.fbr.gov.pkupload/20114191244029273Importofvehicles2010.pdf for latest rules and facilities in this regard. or CLICK LINK. FBR HAS PRINTED A COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON IMPORT OF VEHICLES AND ALL INFORMATION AND FORMS ARE IN THIS ONE BOOK.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR BOOKLET:

For latest customs duty, please check with customs. custom duty is available on www.fbr.gov.pk
Classification would be in or near HSC 8703.

Increased facilities announced for Foreign Exchange Remittance Card ( FERC) has also been announced by the government ( SDRO 666(1)/2006 dt June 28th 2006. In addition to other allowances, Pakistani nationals having FERC has been extended duty credits for purchase from Duty Free Shops in Pakistan or unaccompanied baggage ( except vehicles) in increase slabs. Now there are five categories, silver, silver+, Golden, Golden+ and Platinum for remittance of $ more than 2500, 5000, 10000,25000 and 50000, respectively , of US$ or equivalent currency. Same amount of duty credit in Pakistani Rupees respectively will be allowed.

To further facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis, the Government of Pakistan has broadened the Foreign Exchange Remittance Card (FERC) entitlement Scheme. It has now enabled the card holders to utilize the duty credit available under clause 5 of the said rules for the unaccompanied baggage including those seven items with fixed duty i.e. Television, Deep freezer, Refrigerator, Microwave oven, Cooking range, Washing machine and Air Conditioner.

Other facilities have been allowed by CBR vide SRO 682(I)/2006 . For details please visit cbr website or contact Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis or Pakistan Missions in Canberra and Sydney.

CBR HAS NOW ALSO ANNOUNCES PASSENGER FRIENDLY GREEN CHANNELS FOR INCOMING AND OUT COMING PASSENGERS WITHOUT SUBJECTING THE BAGGAGE'S TO SCANNING ETC. FOR DETAILS PLEASE visit thier ebsite

FOR DETAILS ON ALL OTHER FACILITIES PLEASE VISIT MINISTRY OF LABOUR WEB THROUGH www.pakistan.gov.pk AND THE OVERSEAS PAKISTAN FOUNDATION WEBSITE . THE OTHER FACILITIES EXTENDED TO FOREIGN NATIONALS WITH PAKISTANI ORIGIN CARDS CAN BE VIEWED THESE WEBSITES INCLUDING WWW.PAKBOI.GOV.PK
AT WWW.CIRC-GOV.COM , THERE ARE MANY VIABLE INDUSTRIAL UNITS FOR SALE ETC. YOU ARE MOST WELCOME TO PHONE , EMAIL/FAX OR VISIT THE CONSULATE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE ABOVE

ANNOUNCEMENT'S

This is for the information of all Pakistani & New Zealand Nationals and others living in New Zealand that the High Commission for Pakistan at Wellington - New Zealand has started providing all Consular Services to the applicants. All applicants are therefore requested that they should forward their cases to High Commission for Pakistan at Wellington - New Zealand. Please note that no fresh applications regarding CONSULAR SERVICES are being accepted in Canberra and all those received would be returned. You are therefore advised to ensure that in future your applications for Consular Services are sent to following address:- CONSULAR SECTION, HIGH COMMISSION FOR PAKISTAN, 182 ONSLOW ROAD, KHANDALLAH, 6035, WELLINGTON-(NEW ZEALAND).

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OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS FOUNDATION

[LETTER NO.MP/3011/FERC/CWAs/05/2006 DATED 18 JULY 2006]

SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE REMITTANCE CARD (FERC) HOLDERS

The Government of Pakistan in the Federal Budget has announced incentives for the FERC holders, beside increasing the number of cards from two categories to five (5). In this context Central Board of Revenue (Revenue Division), Islamabad has issued SRO 666(1)/2006 dated June 28, 2006 incorporating Special allowances for Foreign Exchange Remittance Card holders, which states as under; From Nov 2012, the OPF have further facilitated the Overseas Pakistanis by doing away with the requirement of the Remittance Book. Now attestation by Pakistani missions abroad will be done on the application form directly, without the need to produce the FER Book. For full details of facilities and requirements please visit OPF website as above for updated facilities and requirements

Special allowance for Foreign Exchange Remittance Card holdersIn addition to the allowances hereinbefore provided, the duty credit as specified in the Table below shall be admissible to a Pakistani national holding Foreign Exchange Remittance Card (FERC) once in a calendar year. The duty credit can also be utilized for the unaccompanied baggage or any purchase from one of the duty free shops. The duty credit under this scheme shall not be utilizable on the import of vehicles. Utilization of duty credit shall be endorsed by the customs on the passport of an FERC holder.

S.NO. TYPE OF FERC AMOUNT REMITTED THROUGH NORMAL BANKING CHANNEL (in US$ or equivalent foreign currency) Duty Credit in Pakistani Rupees
1. Silver 2500 or more 2500
2. Silver Plus 5000 or more 5000
3. Golden 10,000 or more 10,000
4. Golden Plus 25,000 25,000
5. Platinum 50,000 50,000