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NADRA - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee for a SNICOP application ?

SNICOP fee depends on the type of your application (New Card, Renewal, Fast Track etc.). Click the following link to view the NADRA Cards’ Fee.

NADRA Cards’ Fee

What is the difference between Regular and Fast Track SNICOP application ?

Fast track application offers quicker delivery of your SNICOP as it is processed on priority. This option is suitable for the applicants who want to get their SNICOP in earliest possible time. The fee for this service is higher than the normal processing fee. Click the following link to view the NADRA Cards’ fee and processing times.

NADRA Cards’ Fee

Do I need a valid UK visa for a SNICOP application ?

UK Visa is not required for a SNICOP application

Do I need to collect my SNICOP OR it will be sent to me ?

Your SNICOP will be sent to your home address directly from Pakistan; you will get a text message when your card will be despatched from Pakistan

Do I have to visit NADRA office in person for SNICOP/POC application ?

All SNICOP applicants, even a day old baby must have to come to NADRA office in person to apply for SNICOP as photo and finger prints are captured during the application processing.

All POC applicants are advised to apply POC online at http://id.nadra.gov.pk/pakistan-origin-cardas manual booking of POC has been stopped.

NADRA office will not be able to serve the walk-in applicants of POC.

What are the mode(s) of fee payment ?

Both Cash and Bank Cards are accepted for fee payments. It is better to bring cash as sometimes Debit/Credit Cards processing is not possible due to connectivity problems.

Who can attest my SNICOP form ?

Any NICOP / SNICOP holder who is not your direct family relative can attest your form.

Do I need to fill any form or bring photos with me ?

Applicants do not need to bring any photos or fill any form for SNICOP application. NADRA staff will take your photo and fill the form on their system during application processing

Is disabled access available in High Commission’s premises ?

Yes, disabled access is available in High Commission’s building number 34 where NADRA applications are processed

What is the validity of a SNICOP ?

SNICOP is issued with seven (7) years validity irrespective of age of applicant

I want to apply for my child’s card, do I need any update in my record ?

NADRA holders are advised to get their martial status updated on their cards as soon as possible. The marital status on at least one of the parents’ ID Card must have been updated to "married" for child’s application process. NADRA system will not allow the child’s application processing if both parents’ status is mentioned as single/unmarried.