LAHORE – National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) is issued to citizens of Pakistan who are residing abroad and are national of a country which has a dual nationality arrangement with Pakistan.
Any citizen of Pakistan can apply for NICOP and can travel to Pakistan without requiring a visa.
How to Apply for NADRA NICOP
Citizens can apply for their NICOP by either visiting NADRA Registration Center (NRC) or through Pak-Identity website.
NADRA Registration Center (NRC)
You can apply for NICOP by going to the nearest NADRA Registration Center (NRC).
Following are the steps which you will be following at the NRC:
You will be issued a token
Your photograph will be captured
Your fingerprints and signature will be taken
Your required data entry will be done and form will be printed to be reviewed by yourself
You will be handed over a printed version of your application form.
Pak Identity Website
You can apply for your Smart National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP) by visiting Pak Identity website and have it delivered to your doorstep.
Smart NICOP for Canada Fee Update
The fee is charged in Pakistani currency when you apply by visiting the registration centres while the applicant have to pay in dollars in case of online application.
The normal fee for Smart NICOP for Canada region stands at Rs11,340 while Rs16,580 are charged for urgent category and Rs21,820 for executive category.
The normal fee for online application of NICOP stands at $39 while $57 are charged for urgent category and $75 for executive category.