How to Get Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) with NADRA Online


Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

Quick Summary: Do you want to verify for NADRA Computerized National Identity Card. If yes, then you are certainly on the accurate place. Gone are the days when you have to stand in a long queue to go to the NADRA office to get NADRA – issued identity documents verified.

According to a Pakistani National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Website, the citizens of Pakistan who are 18+ are eligible to get a NIC (Pakistan n.d.a). The NIC has a unique 13 digit number which is worldwide recognized. It is a mandate for the people who want to apply for documents like licenses, and NTN (National Tax Number], bank account, passport, phone connection, etc.

According to NADRA online website, the SNIC is considered to be the same as NIC but has some extra security features. You may have to give additional money to get the SNIC.

What is the Necessary Issuance Procedure to Apply for NADRA NIC?

The NADRA online website says that the citizens of Pakistan can apply for NADRA NIC at either a NADRA Registration Centre (NRC). Whereas, for SNIC, it is applied through NADRA’s Pakidentity website (Pakistan n.d.a).

The NADRA Online website stated that to apply for the first registration of a SNIC requires the following documents:

  • Original (NIC/ SNIC )/ National Identity Card [ NICOP]/ Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis of parent. Along with it one original document like Child Registration Certificate / matric certificate / mark sheet/ passport, etc.
  • Attestation of CNIC form by a blood relation person or an immediate relative.

The NADRA Online website tells that outside the premises of Pakistan, the following countries have NRCs:

South Africa (Pretoria), Italy (Milan), the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, and Glasgow), Qatar (Doha), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Madinah, and Riyadh) (Pakistan n.d.c).

Get a Complete Overview of the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) Application

As per NADRA online site, the NICOP is a registration document that is issued to an eligible Pakistani citizen who resides or has reference abroad. Any Pakistani citizen can do the NICOP application. He/ She can travel to Pakistan without having a visa in case of dual nationality.

How to Apply for NICOP Application

As per the NADRA website, in order to apply for the first time for NICOP application, the following documents are needed:

It is required an Original [NIC]/[SNIC]/[NICOP]/[SNICOP] of a parent and anyone original document (Child Registration Certificate (CRC) or matric certificate or mark sheet or domicile or passport).

• Attestation of CNICF by any blood relative or immediate relative.


• An Original NIC/SNIC-NICOP/SNICOP of parent and presence & verification of anyone’s blood relative(s).


In the above blog, we have given you an overview of the Necessary Issuance Procedure for First time NADRA NIC. Also, we have explained how to the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) Application.

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