Office of Protectorate of Emigrants in Karachi

Office of Protectorate of Emigrants in Karachi

Office of Protectorate of Emigrants in Karachi

(the last step for H1b people when they get their visa)

Karachi Zone


Protector of Emigrants

Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment

14-J, Block No.6, Near KFC,

Nursery, PECHS, Karachi.

Phone #

092-21-4398711, 4532596, 4538090





Timings: Mon-Thu: 9am to 12:30 pm

Fri 9am to 11am.

Sat closed I think


Take your

  • Photos (4)
  • NIC (original + 4 copies)
  • NIC of Father (2 copies)
  • NICOP (if you have it 3 copies)
  • Passport with visa (original + 4 copies)
  • Contract  (4 copies)
  • I-797 (3 copies)
  • Rs. 6,150/-

Make sure you go with your driver as there’s a lot of driving around and parking is very hard to find. It will help if you take someone else with you so that several things can be taken care of simultaneously.


Go inside the protectorate building. There’ll be an office inside labeled visa section. Tell them you want the protector stamp. If they ask you anything about previous employment say you were never employed as otherwise they will tell you to get a NOC from your previous employer! After examining documents they will make a challan (they might make you go upstairs to have your docs reviewed there as well), payable at National Bank Pakistan, the branch is opposite Baloch Chowrangi Pull. After receiving the challan go to NADRA office inside the building and get a receipt for your NICOP made for Rs 900. Then go to the state life insurance window right next to it and get that made for Rs 650.


Make 2 photocopies of the empty NBP challan before going to the bank as the bank will keep two of them and give you the original after stamping it. Don’t go inside the bank to submit the challan.


There’ll be a window outside marked “2” and that’s where you submit it with Rs 2500. You might have to walk around the building a bit on its right side to spot it as there are several windows in between.


Then go to Habib Bank Limited after crossing the road adjacent to NBP. Go inside the bank and ask for the protector challan at the first counter on your right immediately when you enter. You have to fill out that challan and then pay Rs 2000 at a window outside the bank on the left side of the bank.


Now go to the photocopy shop outside KFC. Go inside the notary public office there and get the affidavit made for whatever price he says – negotiate price?


Make 2 photocopies of the affidavit, 2 copies of the state life insurance, 2 copies of HBL and NBP filled out challans each and 2 copies of the NADRA receipt at the photocopier outside KFC.


Then go to the photocopy shop inside the protectorate office. Show him all this stuff. He will then give you relevant forms to fill and make a set of your documents and ask you for some money obviously.


You’ll submit that set, along with your original passport and original NIC and some of the docs mentioned in the beginning of this guideline at a window in the left side of the building. You need to submit your stuff before 12pm.


Outgoing Emigrant (Direct) Registration work flow

First Step

Emigrant Worker (Direct) submits Documents for registration to the Reception of direct employment

  1. Visa
  2. CNIC
  3. Passport
  4. NOC (Lady Worker/ Government Officials/ Army Personals )
  5. Translated documents if it is in other language
  6. understanding /affidavit if agreement is not available



Second Step

Receptionist issue Protector of Emigrants Direct Employee form & guide for registration fees & other required bank slips



Third Step

Emigrants submit fees chalan in Bank & get registration of NADRA

  1. NICOP- Rs 900
  2. Insurance Certificate – Rs 650
  3. Welfare fund - Rs 2000
  4. Protector fee –Rs 2500

Forth Step

Emigrants present all fees chalan & certificate to the receptionist


Fifth Step


Emigrant documents file will send to the relevant office Protector of Emigrants

Registration Section


Sixth Step

Registration section checks all documents & verified then after that they allot registration number and stamp on passport then send that file to protector of emigrant



Seventh Step

Protector of emigrant officer signs, emboss on passport & forward emigrant to briefing section



Eighth Step

Briefing section officer brief all necessary aspects regarding health, rights etc.


Courtesy: Jaweria Umar



Abdullah Munir 19-07-2011, 19:53

Given information is a great help for those who wants to get the Protection at first time. So it is really appreciated.

Muhammad Adeel 11-09-2011, 21:04

A.O.A !!! this information is a great help for us !! m yeh poochna chah raha tha k protector visa passport p stamp hne se pehle bh bnwa saktey hein ?? aur secondly yeh k agar m individually bnwana chahun tou bn sakta hai ?? ya kisi agent k through hi bnwana perega ??

Isra'a Khan 11-09-2011, 21:20

Your welcome! and Muhammad Adeel you need a valid visa for another country plus documentation proving that you are employed there in order to get the Protectorate stamp. Please read the documents required (Written above) And I don’t understand what you mean by agent. You have to be present yourself. There’s no agency that does this work for you. There’s a man in that office (at the photocopier side) who can help you with arranging your documents and making sets and who tells you what to do and where to go. And he’s extremely helpful in that regard. But there isn’t an agency. Hope I answered your questions !

Muhammad Adeel 12-09-2011, 15:36

THANK U SO MUCH !! m very thankful to u !!! :)

wasif 20-09-2011, 05:46

thanks alot for briefing all procedure of protector;)

sohail 10-10-2011, 09:03

what is i797?
police character cirtificate also required i believe ….right??

Falcon 08-11-2011, 06:55

What’s NICOP?? Plz clarify.

Kinza 11-11-2011, 09:11

NICOP = national identity card for overseas Pakistanis

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Furqan 07-02-2012, 12:51

Currently im working in UAE and i’ll come to pakistan in march after 1 year. Could you tell me the exact office of Protectorate of Emigrants?

aisha 23-02-2012, 04:24

AOA! my question is those who already have their protector and if any case of switching the job do they have again go for protector or pay some insurance amount. please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you

Name (Required) 19-03-2012, 06:27

Hello,i am employed by one of the UAE company 1st time as i was reading NOC requirement for the Lady worker i don’t understand this requirement please guide???

maliha 20-03-2012, 13:26

2 additional things i read on a site……

“Please note that protector is valid for 30 days only..Make sure you are not getting the stamp 30 days before your date of travel.
Please note that now a days Protector office only accepts visas with OK TO BOARD stamp by airlines…”

Also, the second part of the article..what falls in outgoing direct workers category??

Adnan 26-03-2012, 16:30

Hi, had protector in my expired passport, now i m changing the job, my NICOP is still valid, do i have to get the protector again to go to UAE with new job visa

ALi 27-03-2012, 06:08

How Much Time it will take to get the protector stamp on Passport after submitting the passport :-
1. directly
2. via any agent

Any help will be really appreciated

Faisal 01-04-2012, 06:20

does anybody have contact of agent to get it done ?

M.Safdar 02-05-2012, 08:56

thanxxx… :)

Adeel 22-05-2012, 06:03

Commendable information. I already have Protector stamped on my visa while I was going to UAE with a job offer in 2008. I returned to Pakistan after 1 year and settled here in Pakistan with a job offer. Now please inform me if I get another job offer do i need to get Protector stamp because the pasport having previous Protector satmped is cancelled due to expiry and i got a ew passport issued with ofcourse same passport number.

I will really appreciate your reply.


faiijee 06-06-2012, 22:10

Hello Everyone,

This is very useful, detailed and important piece of information.

But in my situation, I got an Employment Visa for Dubai, I got my ticket and not knowing that I will need a protecter, I went to the airport to catch my flight.

At the checkin counter I was told that I don’t have a protecter on my passport and I can’t go on my flight. I paniced and asked around, I went to the FIA Immigration Officer and told him my situation, plus it was a Friday night… He took me to the side and told me he will let me on the flight if I paid 6000 rupees????

Guys, I paid him 6000 rupees at the airport, he went with me to the checkin counter, told the lady I was OK to board, then I stuck 6000 in my passport and I was told which immigration counter to goto…I went and got my exit stamped and I had a safe flight and joined my job….

So, the MORAL of the story is: the above detailed instruction is very useful, but waste of time when u can avoid all that just by asking ANY immigration officer at the airport and he will do the job for you and save you all the running around….

We are best known for this kind of services….AREN’T WE??????

Kamran 13-06-2012, 19:24

the way you have put down the procedure is just great ,,,,,,,thank you very much…..

Asad 11-07-2012, 18:20

I want to ask if i want to apply for protector, then can how could i apply for that? i mean if i am not from karachi ? should i go there for these procedures ?

Adeel 29-07-2012, 13:54

asalam-alaikum to all,
i want to ask a question as i am soon going abroad for job and i will definitely do the protector stamped as well.
but i was told that after stamp you have to leave with in a month period.
now if i come back to pakistan after a year or two for holidays and when going back does it requires a new stamp of protector

Hammad 23-08-2012, 13:38

Thank you Isra’a Khan & Jaweria Umar for sharing this information with us.

Dear All – For further details you can also visit

Tariq Amin 30-08-2012, 19:22

any one please tell me what is the ” OFFER LETTER ”
when i am going for the protecter stamp the men who sit on the front desk he said that two things are required 1 is OK TO BOARD stamp and 2 is OFFER LETTER BY A COMPANY,

Saad 18-10-2012, 09:49

I have a work visa and permit which was issued in canada. Now I am here in karachi for vacations. Do I need a protector.

mohd qureshi 08-11-2012, 13:04

dear sir, i just need infomation that family member traveling with new residence visa required stamp


Arshad Azmi 06-02-2013, 09:17

very informatic…..thanks Aloootttt

arsalan khan 02-03-2013, 05:35

please reply that NICOP is a must for protector or not???…I have new smart card will it do best????

Usman 02-03-2013, 19:10

AOA, I have changed my visa status from visit to employment while staying in Dubai, Now i am planning to travel to Pakistan. Do I still need a visa protector while coming back.

any kind soul,


Afaq 13-03-2013, 09:53

Thanks for such a productive article.

Sagheer 14-03-2013, 18:56

Can someone tell me, is the police character certificate is required for protector ?

Or I should go with some money.


zulqarnain 29-03-2013, 10:53

very very thanx.. very useful information. than again frnd.

Yasir 01-04-2013, 09:08

Dear Today i have visit protectorate building , I am working in karachi sinch 5 years but my NIC , Police Character Certificate , Domicile is issued from the punjab but NCOP is issued from Nadara karachi, offer letter and Embassy confirm letter is also available but they said that you can’t make your protactor from karachi office , you have to visit Multan for this, Then i have visit Assistant Director Furrukh Jamal room on the first floor, he said just bring your current company agreement letter then it will be done from karach office.

But my question is that now if they said that your police character certificate is issued from the Punjab then what will be the procedure to issued protector from karachi office , Why i have to plan for multan , I have no time for this procedure , They should give facilitation to the people of Pakistan , if this department is not giving respect to his own country people then how other countries give that..

Salman Khan 18-04-2013, 15:08

Hey !!! Thanxxxxxxx a lot Jaweria . This information posted was of a great benefit to me . I was in so much of emergency dat I had only one day in my hand to sort out the protector issue, and in such critical circumstances I didn’t even knew the location of this damn protectorate building . But Alhamdulillah your info on this website helped me in the first place and later cuz of some sources all these complicated and mind f**kin policies of da chutiya Govt. Of Pakistan got setteled at peace. :)

Wish u all da best for ur life .

Salaam ………

Imran 30-04-2013, 08:21

Great help, shows a true spirit of guidance. May Allah bless you with all bests in your life.

Asif Lalani 04-06-2013, 10:33


Please let me know what is the actual validity of Protector itself ?
I have a work visa of 6 months validity, which is renewed after each 6 months by company.

And i visit Pakistan Twice (2) time in each 6 months.
Then, do i need to apply for protector each time whenever i visit Pakistan ? OR i just need to apply only once till my Visa Expire ?

Please respond (if possible via Email as well).

Regards, Asif.

amin 14-06-2013, 21:47

its not real details ,becuse only NICOP fees = 2500
plzz yahan to kam as kam real detail likha karo khuda ka khof karo pakistan ka aak idara bhi theek se kaam nahin karta ufffff

nomee 04-07-2013, 16:28

@amin, article owner na 2011 mein article likha ha or ap 2013 ki bat kar rahay ho, Pakistan mein chezin kitni tazee sa mahngi hoti hain, you know? 27-07-2013, 10:54

Also, S has lent vett ‘Tuesdays suffering from Morrie’ and ‘Has had somewhat faith.

Atif Razi 06-09-2013, 12:18

Asalam O alikum Everyone,

I have recently got Silver Fern job search visa for Newzealand. I have obtained the visa through Highlgy Skilled prcoess. There has been no contract involvement from any employer based in NewZealand. My question is. Do I still need to give a contract letter for employement, when I will be going to search the job there.


loveyourcountry 20-09-2013, 16:08

faiijee great man. 1 request is keep Pakistan as a great country in-front of everyone while you are abroad.

Dr.Abdullah Dahar 04-01-2014, 20:27

There is a private recruitment company in karachi hiring doctors for saudi arabia name Q E ENTERPRISES office at nursery near shaheed e millat road, his owner name is mr.iqbal awan , last year i came for the interview in karachi, and I given my all ORIGINAL Documents to him for attestation etc, one year gone now this man mr.iqbal is not giving my documents back to me and when my relatives are going there to get documents back he is mis behaving them as well, kindly tell me how can I get my original documents back as he is not willing to give it back to me, I can coperate with you by any means if needed to give mr.iqbal a punishment or to cancel his licence as well

numair 26-01-2014, 14:58

what is contract and i-797

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