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Apply online for your Pakistani ID card/POC/FRC and have it delivered on your door step

Notice
All members of the community are informed that the as per new policy of NADRA, cancellation of NICOP can only be made online through NADRA website. The Embassy of Pakistan, Vienna will not be sending any documents to NADRA FOR CANCELLATION

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is offering two types of identity cards to facilitate the Pakistani community living abroad. These cards offer valuable benefits and incentives to the card holders. Following section will help you to choose the right Identity Card for you and follow the procedure to apply for this card.


NICOP

National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis

Apply here

Cancellation

Please click below for more details

Apply here

POC

Pakistan Origin Card

Apply here

Prioritize

Speed up the application process

Apply here

FRC

Family Registration Certificate

Apply here

Verification

Verify NADRA’s issued documents

Apply here
FAQs
Application Categories

What categories can I apply in?

The following application categories are currently available at Pak-Identity. More categories will be added as we expand our online service.

When can I apply for a New Overseas ID (NICOP)?

IDENTITY HOLDER:

You can apply here in case you already possess a 13 digit Nadra issued identity number which can be a CRC, NICOP, CNIC or Smart ID. Your first identity document will be converted into a valid NICOP. Please note that this is also valid for modification of NICOP.

NO PREVIOUS IDENTITY:

You can apply here in case you do not possess a 13 digit Nadra issued identity number which can be a CRC, NICOP, CNIC or Smart ID. Your first identity document will be NICOP. Please note that in this case, supporting documents will be required.

When can I apply for a Renewal of my ID?

You can apply for a Renewal of your ID Card if it has expired .Choose the Renewal category when you are applying for a conversion of your card to a chip-based Smart-ID Card. If you choose to have your card converted to a Smart-ID, you can modify your identity details during the online application process. You may be asked to provide some documentary proof for these modifications.

When can I apply for a Reprint of my ID?

You can apply for a Reprint of your ID Card (CNIC/NICOP) if it has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

When can I apply for a Modification of my ID?

How many applications can I apply for, from one account?

You can use your Pak Identity account for upto 8 applications.

I have applied in the wrong category. What should i do now?

In case the payment is not processed, you can select archive option for rejecting your tracking id. Archive option is present on your existing application page. Once your tracking id is rejected you can proceed with the new one.

Can I apply for normal/Teslin based identity card through Pak-identity?

The application categories introduced through Pak-identity allows you obtain your Smart Identity. You must visit any nearest NADRA Center for getting Normal CNIC.

Can I apply for new CNIC through Pak-identity?

You cannot apply online for new CNIC through Pak-identity. You will have to visit any nearest NADRA Centre to apply for new CNIC.

When can I apply for First time (New) POC?

You can apply for a new POC if

When can I apply for a Renewal of my POC?

You can apply for a Renewal of your POC if it is expiring in 6 month’s time. Choose the Renewal category (My Pakistan Origin Card has expired). You need to provide an image of your valid foreign passport in this category.

What will the Verification of FRC confirm?

You can verify FRC online with the FRC number and it will display all the family members included in the FRC.

Are the photographs required in applying for a new FRC?

Yes, you will be required to provide your Photograph (applicant) as well as photographs of all members of the FRC who are under 18 years of age. The applicant must be part of the FRC he/she is applying for.

Supporting Documents

What documents do I need to apply online?

You will have to upload supporting documents with your application to facilitate the processing. The required supporting documents depend on your chosen application type.

To find out which Supporting Documents you must upload, please choose options below that represent your application as accurately as possible.

NOTE: There may be some extra documents required depending on the nature of your specific case.

Information on how to attach documents to your online application will assist you in uploading your supporting documents.

Processing & Delivery Time

How long will it take to Process and Deliver my ID Card?

“The card delivery and printing timelines depend on the application type selected. For the Normal category, the printing time of the card is approximately 31 days after approval by the case officer. Similarly, printing time for urgent and executive categories is approximately 23 and 10 working days respectively. If an application is submitted carefully along with complete documents, it will be approved in 48 hours. However, incomplete applications can take longer time and depends on the applicant’s reply to the case officer.
Further, during COVID-19 pandemic situation, courier services operations are severely affected, therefore delays are expected during the dispatch of cards.“

Application Completion

How will I know if I have completed a section of the application?

A check-mark will appear on the top of the section that has been completed.

Where can I review the information I provided?

You can review the information or check the previous section at any point whilst completing the application. This can be done by clicking the respective bar of the completed section and that box will open with the information provided. Once all sections are completed you will be able to review all of the information you have given. However, once payment is made/completed you will not be able to make further changes in the fields which impact the fee of the application.

I need help with filling out my application. Where do I go?

The Pak-Identity web application displays helpful information next to each information field. You just need to click the “?” icon and the information will be displayed about that specific field. You will also find guidance at the Identity document page and in our Guides and Information links at the bottom of the Homepage.

What will happen if I ‘Submit my Application’ before all the information has been provided?

Pak-Identity portal will not let you submit incomplete applications.

How do I save my application?

After providing the complete information in a respective section, you will need to click the save button in the right bottom of each section.

I completed my application but haven’t received any confirmation from NADRA. Did NADRA get my application?

A confirmation email upon successful submission of your application is automatically sent to your provided email address. The email might end up in your Junk Mail folder.

Do I need to submit fingerprints or signatures for juvenile in case of NICOP?

No! You do not need to submit fingerprints or signatures for juveniles (Under 14 years of age).

What do I need to know about 4 digit security code?

The 4 digit security code is saved in smart identity card chip. It allows the holder to perform secure transaction in various applications. The digits range from 0-9. Applicant can choose any four.

What should I put in Relation with Head field?

Select your relationship with the head of the Family

EXAMPLE 1:

EXAMPLE 2:

Fee Payment

How do I pay the Application Fee?

If you are applying from within Pakistan, you can pay the fee:

If you are applying from outside Pakistan, you can pay the fee:

Can I pay with someone else’s credit card/debit card?

You can also pay by someone else’s credit/debit card, but not without consent of the card owner.

How can I pay through franchise?

Applicant within Pakistan can also pay through Franchisee outlet. You can pay by:

Is there cash on delivery option available?

No, cash on delivery is not an available option. The only available option for payment is through debit/credit card and outlet (for applicants within Pakistan only).

Application Processing

My application is rejected. What should I do?

If your application is rejected by the case officer, the rejection reasons and details are communicated through email. Check the email in your inbox or junk folder. In case you want to contest the rejection, you can launch a complaint on our Complaint Management System (CMS)

Why payment is taken earlier while applying?

Payment is taken early only for modification and renewal category. It enables the applicant to view his/her information stored in National database.

My case officer is asking for additional supporting documents. Where and how should I send these documents?

There are two ways to provide the required documents.

Can I set properties of finger print form as 600 dpi through software (Photoshop etc.)?

No, you cannot set properties of fingerprint form as 600 dpi through software. You must scan the form by setting scanner properties to 600 dpi in grey scale.

Application Tracking

Will I be notified about the status of my application?

Pak Identity System will send notifications regarding the processing of your application on the provided mobile number and email address. You will be notified at the following stages of your application:

Can I track my application status manually?

In addition to the automated updates above, if you are applying from abroad, you can do so by clicking the existing application tab, you can see the “status” in the table against your tracking ID, click it and you will get to know about the status of your application.
Or if you are applying from Pakistan then, you can track your application by sending your Application Tracking ID to “8400”.

Registration & Logging In

I have registered my account with wrong Email/mobile number. What should i do?

You can re-register your account with accurate email/mobile number. You have to provide new email ID.

What is the username and password for logging in?

You will be allowed to create a login username and password when you register your account. Please use the same credentials to login.

What should I do if I have forgotten my password?

If you have forgotten your password, please use the “forget password” link on the Pak-Identity login page.

Can I change my password?

Yes, you may change your password by using the ‘Change Password’ option after logging into Pak-Identity.

What should I do if I suspect that my password has been stolen or exposed to others?

If you suspect that your password has been stolen or exposed to others, please change your password immediately.


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