What is NICOP?
National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) is an identity card for Pakistanis living abroad.
What is CNIC?
Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) is an identity card for Pakistani citizens living in Pakistan.
Please note that CNIC and NICOP both are national ID cards. Citizen number or Nadra ID number for both cards is the same for an individual. Also note that Smart ID Card or Smart NICOP has the only difference of microchip on it. So there is nothing to get confused between Nicop and SmartNicop.
What is POC?
Pakistan Origin Card (POC) is an identity card which is issued to those Pakistani origin individuals who have renounced their Pakistani nationality.
How to apply?
NADRA has launched a Web Based Application System “Pak Identity” for processing of National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), Pakistan Origin Card (POC) and Family Registration Certificate (FRC) which can only be applied online via NADRA’s website: https://id.nadra.gov.pk/
Note: NICOP, POC and FRC services are NOT provided at the Embassy.
In case of any query or technical support, please contact on NADRA’s following email and telephone number or their website.
BEAWARE of some fake NADRA websites found on Google and other search engines. Only the above mentioned website is used for Nadra online applications.