Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

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NADRA is issuing new Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC’s) to all Pakistani citizens. The CNIC is a comprehensive identification document that authenticates an individual’s identity as a Pakistani citizen. The CNIC may serve as a proof of identity and enables validated transactions being availed by various social or commercial services across Pakistan. 

Computerized National Identity Cards are being issued to all adult citizens of Pakistan, whereas, existing manual records of National Identity Cards (NIC’s) has been switched over to the computerized database. Eligibility for CNIC

Eligibility for CNIC
Every citizen of Pakistan aged 18 or above is eligible for the CNIC. The registration policy caters for issuance of CNIC to citizen aged 18 years or above and married Females irrespective of their age.

Application Procedure for CNIC
Applicant who wants to make his CNIC has to visit the NADRA Swift Registration Centers known as NSRCs. There are mainly two types of applicants one are those who are making their cards for the first time and are fresh applicants the other one are those who had made their CNICs and they are applying for the second time due to any reason( Duplicate/modification/correction)

Methodology
Step1- Acquire a token number
Step2- Wait your turn
Step3- Number displayed on LED. Proceed to the DE station
Step4- Be photographed by the state of the art digital cameras
Step5- Provide your thumb impression on the print digitizer
Step6- Place your signature for the CNIC on the scanner
Step7- Receive your printed form
Step8- Have the form attested and return to the NSRC
Step9- Data transfer and Processing
Step10- Delivery

Fee Structure for CNIC
CategoryExecutiveUrgentNormal
New CNIC1000200Free
Modification of CNIC1000200150
Renewal of CNIC100020075
Duplicate or Lost CNIC1000200150
In case of cancelation of CNIC after death Rupees 50/- are charged.

CNIC FAQ’s
Q. Do I need an application form for the CNIC?
A. A form is not required for most applicants because the process is paperless. However, if you are physically handicapped, you need to get a special application form from your local NADRA DRO or NADRA Provincial Headquarters.

Q. Where do I go to get myself registered?
A. You can be registered at any NADRA Swift Registration Center NSRC) throughout Pakistan.

Q. Do I need to bring photographs to the NSRC?
A. No. Your picture will be taken at the NSRC.

Q. Who is eligible for the CNIC?
A. Every citizen of Pakistan aged 18 or above is eligible for the CNIC.

Q. What if I’m younger than 18 years of age?
A. You will need to be registered with your father’s Children Registration Certificate (CRC).

Q. Is urgent processing available for the CNIC?
A. Yes.

Q. What is the fee for urgent processing?
A. The fee for urgent processing is Rs.200.

Q. What is the normal fee?
A. Cards are processed Free of cost for fresh applicants in normal category.

Q. Can I get a CNIC if I hold dual nationality?
A. Yes, provided that you also apply for the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP).

Q. Can I get a CNIC if I’m a foreigner of Pakistani origin?
A. No. You need to apply for a Pakistan Origin Card (POC) instead.

Q. What documents are required for the CNIC?
A. The following documents are required for the CNIC: Your birth certificate, your educational certificates and transcripts, and the national identity cards of your parents. You also need to bring either your parents’ Children Registration Certificate (CRC), or their Form B. Alternatively, if any one of your immediate family members already possesses a CNIC, then all you need is their CNIC number.

Q. Where can I pay the fee?
A. The fee is payable at the NSRC.

Q. Where can I collect my CNIC?
A. You can collect your CNIC from the concerned NSRC.

Q. If I lose my CNIC, how do I get a new one?
A. You need to provide your local NSRC with your CNIC number and pay a fee of Rs. 150. You will be issued a new card. 

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October 20, 2011 at 10:18 AM

i got very useful info from this post... i am so glad to know all of that info. So Thanks to share us such info. :)

Anonymous
March 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM

In case of death of a CNIC holder, what should be done about his CNIC?

March 9, 2012 at 1:38 PM

NADRA doing his great job .We all need to step up and do our bit to bring about a change .so support PPP and vote for faisal
pakistani politician of islamabad

September 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

can i change my signature of my CNIC? please tell me about its procedure

September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

can i change my signature of my CNIC ? please tell me about its procedure

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