U.S. Citizen Services
Welcome to U.S. Consulate Karachi
Welcome to the website for U.S. Consulate Karachi's American Citizen Services (ACS) section. We provide information and assistance to U.S. Citizens in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. If you reside in any other province in Pakistan, please contact U.S. Embassy Islamabad for assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: ACS is unable to answer ANY visa related inquiries! Please click here to find out how to contact the Immigrant Visa section in Islamabad. U.S. Consulate Karachi does not handle immigrant visas. For questions regarding Non-Immigrant Visas, please click here.
Who We Are
ACS is a unit of the U.S. Consulate devoted to assisting and providing information to Americans abroad. We visit Americans in jail, assist families and friends following the death of a U.S. citizen, offer help to U.S. children and families involved in abduction, custody, support, and other cases, check on the welfare of U.S. citizens, provide routine notary services, help register to vote in U.S. elections, and can provide information on safety and security in Pakistan. Detailed information on these and the other services we provide is available via the links on the left.
Voting from Overseas? Go to this website page for registration and ballot return information.
U.S. Citizen Living in Karachi?: Please register with the U.S. Consulate to receive important information about safety conditions and assist us in contacting you in an emergency. Please register by clicking here.
All Security messages for U.S. Citizens: Please refer to our section on Travel Information and Messages.
Emergencies: ACS never requires appointments for emergencies. Please click on our website page for more information regarding emergency situations.
Appointments: We require an appointment for all routine services. Please click here to make an appointment. We process appointment-based services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
Passport & Report of Birth Abroad Pickup: You will receive an email when your passport or report of birth abroad is ready. Regrettably, we are unable to send passports for delivery through the mail. Please bring your expired passport and fee receipt to collect your passport / report of birth on any TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY,OR THURSDAY between the hours of 1:00pm to 2:30 pm, except on U.S. and Pakistani holidays. Applicants age 16 and over must collect their own passports. For applicants under 16, either parent can collect the documents. No appointment is necessary for pickup.
U.S. Passports: Elimination of Visa Page Inserts
- The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016.
- The Final Rule to this effect was published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2015. This Final Rule was published after a 60 day comment period.
- Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance passport security and is consistent with international passport standards.
- Requests for additional 24-page visa inserts will only be accepted until December 31, 2015. This is effective worldwide. Beginning January 1, 2016, applicants in need of additional pages in their valid passports must obtain a new passport.
American Citizen Services
U.S. Consulate General Karachi
Plot 3, 4, 5, New TPX Area
Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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