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12 June 2023

The Pakistan Protector Stamp

If you are Pakistani and you have a valid work visa, it is mandatory to get your passport stamped by the Protectorate of Emigrants, allowing you to leave Pakistan.
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Pakistani Protector Stamp

The UK is a popular destination for Pakistani workers. There are over one million Pakistanis currently living in the UK, many of whom have a Skilled Worker Visa

In order to collect reliable data about emigration and combat illegal travel, the Pakistani Government has a rule in place that requires you to get what is known as a Protector stamp. The Protector is a stamp that is put on your passport to prove you have been allowed to leave Pakistan to work in a foreign country. 

Pakistani airport personnel will not allow you to leave Pakistan if you do not have a passport with a Protector stamp.

Here are some of the documents required when applying for a Protector stamp:

  • Valid passport
  • Your Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)
  • Your visa work permit
  • Your employment offer/contract
  • An undertaking form (to ensure you would not become illegal in your destination country)

The Protector stamp will be a requirement for any Pakistani citizen who secures a job offer and sponsorship under the UK’s Skilled Worker Visa route. 

If this is you, we can assist you with making sure all of your documents are in order and filled out correctly, thus allowing you to begin your life in the UK.

How can we help?

The Pakistani Government requires you to have a Protector stamp in order to leave the country. It is therefore important for you to ensure you are able to provide one. 

We can assist you with the administrative processes involved with leaving Pakistan. Our checking service includes a full check and collation of all the documentation you need as part of your application to leave Pakistan and come to the UK. Amongst other checks, we ensure you have a valid Protector stamp. 

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If you have any questions, or want to book an appointment with one of our legal experts, contact Woodcock Law today. Call us on +44 (0)20 7712 1705 or email

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