Departure Procedures

All International departing passengers are required to check the validity of passport and ticket information prior to the departure. Also passengers are required to check the information on security, immigration and customs from the airport website prior to the departure.


For departure through BKIAP Airport following valid documents are required:

Documents For Domestic Flights For International Flights
  1. CNIC
  2. Valid Airline Ticket
  1. Valid Airline Ticket
  2. Valid Passport
  3. Valid Visa (if applicable)
  4. CNIC
  5. Photo ID
  6. Health Certificate (if applicable)
  7. NOC or Ex-Pakistan Leave (Mandatory for Govt: Employees)

Passenger traveling through International / Domestic Flights will use respective gates designed for entry into briefing lounges following the procedure mentioned below.

  1. Follow the queue while entering through respective gate.
  2. Refrain from using your mobile phone while waiting.
  3. Show valid Airline ticket at the entrance gate.

Health Verification

You are advised to obtain Polio Health Certificate before going to the Airport from the designated centers of Ministry of Health i.e. Lady reading hospital (L.R.H), Khyber Teaching hospital (K.T.H), Hayatabad Medical Complex (H.M.C) and Molvee Jee Hospital GT Road (Hashtnagri), Peshawar. If you are not having the polio certificate then follow the instructions of the representative of Airport Health Department present at the entrance of International Briefing lounge.

Note: Polio Vaccination is Free at all the International Airports of Pakistan”.

Baggage Screening

  1. Make a queuing line at ASF security screening desk.
  2. Pass your baggage from the scanning machine, present yourself for body search and your baggage for inspection, if required and proceed to the respective airline counters for check-in.

Baggage Cautions

  1. Please refuse to carry any items at the request of strangers, as these could contain following contraband items.
    1. Heroin, Drugs, Narcotics other intoxicating agents
    2. Currency more than (PKR) Rs. 3000/- or US $ 10,000/- or equivalent foreign currency.
    3. Antiques
    4. Intellectual Property Right infringements and infringed CDs
    5. Firearms, ammunition and Explosives
    6. Endangered Wild Life Species, Fauna and Flora as protected under the Wild Life Act and Cites
    7. Counterfeit currency and counterfeit products

  2. Please hand-carry expensive items such as cameras and jewelry, or fragile items such as pottery or glass.

  3. Please write your name, address and destination on your luggage in English in case your baggage gets lost.
  4. If you have any item / currency which need to be declared at Customs, please go to the Customs declaration counter.

If someone is found guilty of violating these rules, confiscation of the above mentioned items along with detention of the guilty may enacted.

In case of any assistance please visit Helpdesk of respective departments in the briefing area. For further details please visit the respective website.

For Customs Info, Visit FBR Website:
For Anti Narcotics detail please visit Website:

Airline Check-in

All International departing passengers are required to check the validity of passport with valid Visa and ticket information prior to the departure. Also passengers are required to check the information on security, immigration and customs from the airport website prior to the departure.

To ensure a smooth departure from BKIAP Airport, passengers are advised to check information on guidelines for liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on baggage on airport website when packing baggage.

Departing passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 1½ to 02 hours (for Domestic Flights) and 04 hours (for International Flights) prior to the scheduled time of departure of the flight.

Passengers can find the location of check-in counters for their respective airline on the display monitors located in briefing area on top of the briefing counters.

For more information, please contact to the respective airline. The Airlines information is available at the BKIAP Website.

Immigration Process

  • At International Departure Immigration desks are divided into different sections.

    1. All Passports
    2. Overseas Pakistani Passenger/ Card Holder
    3. Foreigners / Taxpayers
    4. Old Citizens / Special Person / Women / Children
    5. Diplomats / Foreigners / Taxpayers

  • Non Pakistani Passengers departing from Islamic Republic of Pakistan are required to submit the embarkation form. Pakistani Passport holder / International Overseas Pakistani Passengers will not submit embarkation form at international airports at Pakistan. Special Desk for Overseas Pakistan Passengers is also available to facilitate and provide assistance on 24 x 7 basis. (For more information please visit

  • Passengers are advised to queue-up at the immigration desk and have their traveling documents ready (passport, embarkation form and other necessary documents). The Immigration officer will verify your Photo ID and may ask several questions in accordance with the immigration procedures. Your cooperation is appreciated.

  1. Stand in your corresponding lane
  2. Stay behind the queuing line at the immigration desk.
  3. Submit your Passport having valid Visa, Polio Certificate and embarkation card (only for foreigners) and other necessary documents (NOC, Photo ID). Once your passport is returned, you may pass through immigration and you will wait for boarding.
  4. Please check your passport before leaving immigration counter that it is properly stamped.

Cautions for Immigration:

  1. Harassment to the Immigration officer is a crime U/s 506 of Pakistan Penal Code.
  2. Interference, interruption in the work of Immigration Officer is also a crime U/s 186 of Pakistan Penal Code.
  3. Intentional / not to deliberate immigration is a crime U/s 3/4 of Passport Act and Immigration Ordinance 1979.

Departure Lounge

Departuer Lounge

  1. After immigration and custom clearance, you will proceed to International Departure Lounge. The Passenger will be not be allowed to go out of the Lounges (to Public Areas) once the formalities are completed.

  2. Follow the announcement for boarding by the airlines and proceed to the boarding gate for onward travel to the aircraft by bus / shuttle.

Immigration Procedure for crew handling

As regards flight crew member on scheduled services who retains his license in his possession when embarking and disembarking, remains at the airport where the aircraft has stopped or within the confines of the cities adjacent thereto, and depart on the same aircraft or on his next regularly scheduled flight out of Pakistan, his crew member license or crew certificate is accepted in lieu of passport or visa for temporary admission into Pakistan with those countries only with whom bilateral agreement exists in this respect. This provision is also applicable if such crewmember enters Pakistan by other means of transport for the purpose of joining an aircraft.

Departuer Lounge

Departuer Lounge

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