Pakistan Origin Card (POC) and
National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)
Apply for NICOP/POC Online

The National Database & Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has launched a web-based registration system in order to facilitate Pakistanis living abroad to obtain National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and Pakistan Origin Card (POC)




What is Pakistan Origin Card (POC)?
What is National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)?
Benefits of NICOP Card Holders
How do I get NICOP/POC Card
NADRA Swift Registration Centre (NSRC)
Procedure for Applying through NADRA Swift Registration centre
Fee for NICOP/POC Card
List of Documents Required for NICOP/POC
List of Dual National Countries
Download Form for NICOP Click here
Download Form for POC Click here
Inquiries for NICOP/POC
NADRA Official website


Pakistan Origin Card

A person shall be an eligible foreigner of Pakistan origin or eligible for Pakistan Origin Card if he is a foreigner; and he had been a citizen of Pakistan at any time during his life or he has the relationships to the citizens of Pakistan, such as his/her spouse is a Pakistani national.
Among other cards, NADRA Ordinance envisages issuance of cards to foreigners of Pakistani origin who have got themselves registered under the NADRA Ordinance. This card is called the Pakistan Origin Card. On account of its utility, it is an identification document usable in place of NIC whenever required. However POC is more than just an identification document.

Benefits to POC holders

Visa-free entry into Pakistan
Indefinite stay in Pakistan
Exemption from foreigner registration requirements
Permission to purchase and sell property
Right to open and operate bank accounts
Substitute for the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) where proof of identity is required.

Name, Color and Design of POC

The POC should have the same design and with blue colour as the NIC in English, bear a barcode, which should be readable by a machine. It should be called the Pakistan Origin Card (POC) and carry a printed statement in English to the effect that applicant is entitled Visa free entry in to Pakistan specimen attached at Annex A.


National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis

Among other cards, NADRA Ordinance envisages issuance of cards to Pakistani workers/emigrants and citizens /resident abroad and Pakistanis holding dual nationality who have got themselves registered under the NADRA Ordinance. This card is known as the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). On account of its utility, it is an identification document usable in place of NIC whenever required. However NICOP is more than just an identification document.

Benefits to NICOP holders

Without prejudice to any other rights, benefits, privileges or capacities enjoyed by or available to a non-resident citizen who simultaneously holds the nationality or citizenship of any other country or state together with his Pakistani citizenship, such non-resident citizen shall, upon issuance of the card to him and during the period of validity of his said card, have the right to enter into Pakistan without a visa from such port or place, by such route and in accordance with such conditions, if any, as are prescribed pursuant to the Passport Act, 1974 (XX of 1974).

A card validly issued to a non-resident citizen shall be the conclusive proof of his being a citizen of Pakistan for the purposes of availing protection of the Government of Pakistan in any foreign country or state as a Pakistani citizen. The Federal Government shall recognize, afford and ensure full protection as citizens of Pakistan available under the law to all cardholders abroad.

The Authority may arrange for and make available other lawful benefits, rights and privileges for holders of the card, as it may deem fit, in association with governmental or private organizations or entities in order to give registration incentive to the citizens under these rules.

Name, Color and Design of NICOP

The NICOP have the same design and colour as the NIC in English, bear a barcode, which should be readable by a machine. It is called the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and carry a printed statement in English to the effect that applicant is entitled Visa free entry in to Pakistan.

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How Do I Get NICOP/POC Card

There are two ways to get NICOP/POC Card;

1- Applying through NADRA Swift Registration Centre (In Pakistan)
2- Applying Manually

NADRA Swift Registration Centre

The NADRA Swift Registration Center's were designed keeping corporate organizations as a model. The purpose is to provide customers with the best facilities and services available, and treat each customer as a VIP.

The Swift registration centers (SRC's) is designed as a one-stop-shop, designed to eliminate inaccuracy in the re-issuing of the ID cards by minimizing human intervention in handling NIC forms as seen in the past experience.

SRC team consist of courteous, polite and well mannered group of individuals consisting of qualified data entry operators and management staff familiar with registration rules to guide the applicants in the best possible manner capable of answering any queries about the system.
The NADRA Swift Registration Center's operate on the principal of live data capture and require the applicant's presence with their old NIC's and other related documentation to process a NICOP application. At the center's the applicants are professionally guided through a process of data entry, photo imaging, signature and thumb impression capture using latest technology and expert assistance from the trained staff.

Our motto "Identification with convenience" re-emphasizes our commitment to the task at hand and Pakistan.

Applying Manually

Get NICOP/POC Forms from our website, fill properly with black ink mentioning current address of SPAIN and permanent address of Pakistan, attach two passport size photographs and submit it to our office by hand or by post with required documents and fees.

Note: NICOP/POC Forms can also be downloaded from NADRA's website (http://www.nadra.gov.pk/site/333/default.aspx )


Fees

National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)
Fee for NICOP Card is € 43 Fee for MODIFICATION/DUPLICATE is € 47

Pakistan Origin Card (POC)
Fee for POC Card is € 46 (Under 18 years)
Fee for POC Card is € 92 (Adults)

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List of Documents Required for NICOP/POC

Please click here to download detail list of required Documents for NICOP
Please here to download detail list of required Documents for POC


List of Dual National Countries

Following are the name of countries and dates on which Pakistan have dual nationals with the countries. Please note that the people enjoying nationality of any other country not listed below is ineligible for NICOP rather he or she can apply for the POC card shown valid proof of documents.

Sr.#

Name of Country

Date

1

U.K. (United Kingdom)

 

2

France

01-12-1983

3

Italy

01-12-1983

4

Belgium

01-12-1983

5

Iceland

01-12-1983

6

Australia

02-09-1974

7

New Zealand

01-12-1983

8

Canada

17-05-1973

9

Egypt

15-09-1990

10

Jordan

27-02-1988

11

Syria

13-03-1989

12

Switzerland

15-02-1988

13

Netherlands

18-02-1993

14

USA (United States of America)

 

15

Sweden

 


Inquiries for NICOP/POC

Call Centre

Call centers are specially designed to facilitate the applicants within the country or abroad to resolve their quires about NICOP/POC Cards. The contact no of the Call centre is given below.
0092-51-111786100

You can also contact or write to us on following numbers to know about your cards.

Islamabad Pakistan
a. 0092-51-90391923
b. 0092-51-90391924
c. 0092-51-9223802
d. Fax No. 0092-51-9207426
e. Fax No. 0092-51-9221214
f. 0092-51-9208623 (For Dispatch status)
g. 0092-51-90391642 (For Dispatch status)
E-Mail: nicop@nadra.gov.pk , poc@nadra.gov.pk


Or you can also directly track the progress of your card at www.nadra.gov.pk

Related Link(s)
Your can visit the official website of NADRA at www.nadra.gov.pk to know more about us.

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