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NICOP Information

National ID Card for Overseas Pakistanis

National ID Card for Overseas Pakistanis

NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) is a registration document to be issued to a valid/legitimate citizen of Pakistan. Previously it was issued to overseas Pakistanis working/living/staying/studying abroad for consecutive time period of six months or possessing dual nationalities but now it can be issued to any citizen of Pakistan.




Detailed Application Procedure

  1. Data Acquisition at Data Acquisition Unit (DAU)
    • Issuance of Token
    • Photo Capturing
    • Thumb and Signatures
    • Data Acquisition by DEO
    • Form Printing
    • Attestation & Form Submission
  2. Data uploading to NADRA Data Warehouse
  3. Verification and Clearance from NADRA Data Warehouse
  4. Printing at Production
  5. Delivery of NICOP to NSRC or Address


Documentation Requirements

A NICOP applicant is required to produce the following documents at the time of application:

  • Birth Certificate or
  • Old NIC or
  • Matriculation Certificate or
  • CNICs of immediate relatives or
  • Passport (Mandatory in case of new)

Note: For further details please refer to the checklist in related downloads or call us on our UAN 111-786-100.



NSRCs provide the following services for NICOP

  • Issuance of new NICOP
  • Modification of NICOP
  • Duplicate of NICOP
  • Correction of Official Mistake in NICOP


Delivery Time

  • Normal: 30 days
  • Urgent: 15 days
  • Fast Track: 15 days (Queue priority at NSRCs for immediate processing)
  • Executive Plus (Fast Track): 7 working days


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