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Amendments in Baggage Rules 2006

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AMENDMENTS IN BAGGAGE RULES 2006

INCENTIVES UNDER FOREIGN EXCHANGE REMITTANCE CARD (FERC) SCHEME

The Government of Pakistan has made amendments in Baggage Rules 2006. Now the FERC holder would be able to utilize the duty credit available under rule 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.

 Special Allowances for Foreign Exchange Remittance Card holders

 -  In 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 import of vehicles. Utilization of duty credit shall be endorsed by the customs on the passport of an FERC holder in the form as setout in Appendix-A.

TABLE

(1)                        (2)                                                                   (3)                                                                                                         (4)

S.No.    TYPE OF FERC                AMOUNT REMITTED THROUGH NORMAL BANKING CHANNEL                             DUTY CREDIT IN PAKISTAN RUPEES

                                                                                   (in US $ or equivalent foreign currency)   

1    Silver                                                                                  2500 or more                                                                                            10,000

2    Silver Plus                                                                          5000 or more                                                                                            20,000

3    Golden                                                                            10,000 or more                                                                                             30,000

4    Golden Plus                                                                   25,000 or more                                                                                              50,000

5    Platinum                                                                        50,000 or more                                                                                             100,000

 

Announcement

Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) Facility at Canberra

 MRP Facility at Canberra, Australia


Machine Readable Passport (MRP), facility has become available at the Pakistan High Commission, Canberra (Australia). MRPs are a new version of electronic passports which replace old manual (handwritten) passports. The validity of an MRP is for a period of 10 years.  It may please be noted that personal presence for biometrics, photo and data entry, at the time of launching an MRP application is compulsory.


Some Governments have made MRPs, compulsory for issuance of visas to their respective countries. The Pakistan High Commission at Wellington, at present, does not have the facility to issue MRPs.  All those Pakistan passport holders, intending to go on visits to a country/countries, which have made MRPs mandatory, are advised to get their manual passports replaced by a MRP, either from the Pakistan High Commission at Canberra or from any of the following Pakistan Mission’s having MRP facilities.


MRP facility besides Pakistan also exists in Pakistan’s Mission at London, Frankfurt, Ottawa, Toronto, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, Oslo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, New Delhi, Muscat, Paris, Doha, Kuwait and Bahrain.

To obtain all details about MRP fees etc. please contact MRP section at the Pakistan High Commission Canberra, details as follows:

Name:         Syed Mohammad Jamil,
                  System Administrator
Postal Address:    High Commission for Pakistan,
                         4-Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley,
                         ACT-2606 Canberra
Email:           parepcanberra@internode.on.net
Website:        www. pakistan.org.au    
Telephone Nos.    (+61-2) 62901676, 62901879 and 62901031
Fax No.                (+61-2) 62901073

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26 November, 2012

 

 

 

 


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