NADRA closes its Online CNIC Service within the country

The initiative of Online service providing by NADRA was pulled off last year in August and up the latest this service has been closed for the Pakistanis residing nationwide. The intention behind this innovative step was to facilitate the residents within the country and outside the country, and allow them to get the online CNIC issuance and renewal service while resting at their homes.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inaugurated this service which also gestured about a bold step towards a digital Pakistan. On the other hand, this initiative was perceived well within the masses as this avoids citizens to wait for long time in queues for their turn.

If you would have got your CNIC issuance or renewal, you would have got the situation clear in mind when you apply for it in a nearby office as it is a tiresome work and creates hassle because of the so much applicants gathered for it.

The online service evoked as a light in a darkness as one can apply for CNIC services while resting at luxuries of their homes.

Here it should be kept mentioned that this service is shut by the authorities for the Pakistanis residing within the country whereas the people leaving abroad can still avail this offer.

Here are the features this service avails to the citizens:

  • Online apply for issuance or renewal CNIC
  • Payment through credit card
  • CNIC will be delivered at your given address within 10 to 12 working days.

Services offered by online NADRA facility enables you to apply for

  • New Overseas CNIC (NICOP) for the first time
  • CNIC Reprint in case if card was lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
  • CNIC Renewal for expired card
  • CNIC Modification if you want to change your identity data provided at NADRA.
  • CNIC Conversion to a chip-based Smart-ID card through renewal or modification application
  • You may track the status of your CNIC application

Excise and Taxation Department Launched Chip-Based Vehicle Identification Card in Collaboration with NADRA

The Federal Excise and Taxation Department had formally started the issuance of NADRA Chip Based Vehicle Identification Card that will show the detail of both owner and vehicle.

The obverse side of the chip-based vehicle identification card will show:

  • Name of purchaser
  • Father/husband name
  • CNIC or passport number
  • Date of vehicle registration
  • Transferred to
  • Transferee’s father/husband name,
  • Transferee’s CNIC or passport number,
  • Date of transfer
  • Present addressvehicle

Reverse side of the card will contain the complete detail of the vehicle mainly:

  • Chassis number
  • Engine number
  • Number of cylinders
  • Type of body or color
  • Maker’s or make name
  • Class of vehicle
  • Un-laden weight
  • Registered laden weight
  • Type size (front axle, rear axle, other axle)
  • Years of manufacturing
  • Seating capacity
  • Horse power/CC
  • Assessed annual tax
  • Tax to be recovered W.E.F
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The project was started to replace the existing registration book. It was planned in January and took ten month to complete. The initiative has been launched by the Excise and Taxation Department in collaboration with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Talking over the current scenario, Deputy Commissioner Mujahid Sherdil said, “The basic objective of the project is to convert the decades-old system into a modern one, as is practiced internationally.”

Almost 850,000 vehicles are registered with the Excise Department. DC also said that department will convert the existing registered books into a smartcard on request of the customer.

Fee of Vehicle Identification Card:

Fee for issuing of new smartcard is Rs. 1,450. Both fresh and converted cards will be charged at the same price.

Moreover, a sticker of the extension of a vehicle’s token will be issued as well. “In case a card is lost and the vehicle owner reports it, it will be blocked before issuing a new one”, DC said.

NADRA NICOP Online Application Procedure, Requirements and Processing Time

According to the statistics of Government of Pakistan at present there are over 8 million Pakistani people living in other countries. Majority of them is residing in the Middle East. If talk about remittances then no doubt, overseas Pakistanis are contributing a large amount in national treasury for last many years. Pakistan is the tenth country in the world in case of overseas remittances that is around $20 billion per year.

Read: ISI shows concern over NADRA’s software

For the welfare of overseas Pakistanis, it is important to give them as much facilities as they deserve. They are still deprived of many Pakistani rights. However, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is doing its work for the identity problems of overseas Pakistanis. NADRA has launched National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) for the overseas Pakistanis to declare then a valid and legitimate citizen of Pakistan. At first step it was being issued to only overseas Pakistanis working, living, staying and studying abroad for a consecutive time period of six months or possessing dual nationalities, but, now it is available to any citizen of Pakistan.

NADRA NICOP Online Application Procedure:

Willing overseas Pakistanis are required to follow the below mentioned steps for NICOP.

  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
  1. Data uploading to NADRA Data Warehouse
  2. Verification and Clearance from NADRA Data Warehouse
  3. Printing at Production
  4. Delivery of NICOP to NSRC or Address

NADRA NICOP Document Requirements:

Following document are required to bring at the time of application

Birth Certificate or Old CNIC or Matriculation Certificate or CNICs of near relatives or Passport (compulsory in case of new).

Services Provided by NADRA NICOP:

  1. Issuance of new NICOP
  2. Modification of NICOP
  3. Duplicate of NICOP
  4. Correction of official mistake in NICOP

NADRA NICOP Online Delivery Time:

  1. Normal – 31 days
  2. Urgent – 23 days
  3. Fast Track – 9 days
  4. Express – 3 days

NADRA NICOP Fee Structures

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Current Pakistan1

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Current Pakistan2

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for UK3

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for UAE4

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Saudi Arabia5

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Canada6

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for South Africa7

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Qatar9

NADRA NICOP/SNICOP Fee Details for Italy10

ISI shows concern over NADRA’s software

ISI has placed question mark on NADRA’s database as their information might be getting into the hands of hostile foreign agencies. The doubt raised tells that the information of Pakistani nationals might be slipping in the hands of ISI’s counterpart agencies like CIA (U.S.), RAW (Indian) and Mossad.

Read: NADRA NICOP Online Application Procedure, Requirements and Processing Time

The foremost intelligence agency of Pakistan has also shared their apprehensions in writing form, although no response from NADRA is given yet.933042-fakecnic-1438823961-573-640x480

“We [the agency] can’t rule out the possibility of leakage of sensitive database [of Pakistanis] to hostile agencies- the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Mossad,” writing from the ISI report tells.

ISI have raise concerns over the thumb-digister system of NADRA, which was purchased from a French company back in 2004.


In 2014,

22,000 fake CNIC

were issued


The Intelligence Company has shown apprehensions as they have found that the company from which database was bought is an Israeli originated company.

Pakistan endorses highly complex relation with Israel, as Pakistan has even not accepted Israel as a state.

Automatic Finger-Print Identification System (AFIS)  was purchased in 2004, has a capacity to verify around seven million finger prints in one second. The system was taken from French Company, Segem, and it worth around $10 million.

As NADRA is having access over the Pakistani nationals, is the only durable and commanding institute of Pakistan regarding registration of nationals.


In 2015,

64,000 fake CNIC

were issued


ISI has alarmed NADRA, as this misdemeanor can even cause security threat to Pakistan. Intelligence Agency has also advised NADRA to design indigenous software/hardware solutions and even if procurement are needed, so go in with reliable and friendly countries not with rival or hostile countries.

An official of the media department told on condition of anonymity: “NADRA neither denies nor confirms receipt of the report from the ISI over the issue.”

“NADRA database is a closed one, that is, it is not available on internet. So, there are no chances of hacking or leaking,” a senior technical expert claimed.

“In 2012, ISI had shared a similar doubts and a team of their technical experts had conducted through technical audit of software NADRA was using to ensure system was safe and no leakages or hacking was possible,” he said.

The expert also claimed that back in 2004, before purchasing the system from Segem the security clearance was taken from ISI.

NADRA Join Hands with InfoTech to Enhance Online CNIC Services

As old custom gets turn down leaving place for new ones and new ones getting down for the latest one. It’s a very common phenomena of our life, we get on getting better and better. Our organizations recognising our need, striving with the aim for making it convenient or us.

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National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) working under Ministry of Interior, around a month back, comes up with providing online facilities; as issuance and renewal of CNIC’s in Pakistan and abroad.
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This step was highly obliged all across the country as decades back it was quiet difficult to get your CNIC and renewal was even the most difficult task. As people have to wait in the long rows, waiting for their turn and if in-between there comes the lunch time of the officers then your wait goes on.

NADRA knowing the disturbances of the people, designed maximum branches, staff, to give the best services and even goes on working 7-days a week to make it more convenient.

The recent announcement of giving online services was regarded as the best step till now and in order to make it more accurate and flawless, has joined hands with InfoTech, which is one of the fastest growing information technology groups in the world and is working successfully worldwide with having offices across the globe.

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InfoTech with aim ‘Brilliantly Built’ also provides the technology solutions and have worked for many of the leading companies and organizations in Pakistan, such like: Punjab Information Technology Board (PTIB), Pakistan International Airways (PIA), Higher Education Commission (HEC) and many others.

InfoTech will be backing Nadra’s CNIC online service plan; providing an IBM Websphere software on an IBM P8 to NADRA.

NADRA selected InfoTech via an open and competitive process, as it’s also a business partner with IBM. NADRA successfully processed its online application in-house and now will be provided back-end hosting support by InfoTech.

 

Naseer A. Akhtar, CEO of InfoTech
 Naseer A. Akhtar, CEO of InfoTech

“NADRA has taken an important step in the right direction for allowing automation to enable transparency, accessibility and comfort to the Pakistani citizens. InfoTech is proud to be a vital part of this project, and we understand how critical a role information technology can play for the citizens.”

NADRA Launches Online CNIC Issuance and Renewal Service

NADRA has started online service for issuance and renewal of CNIC for the citizens of Pakistan, either sitting in Pakistan or abroad.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inaugurated the NADRA’s online service of renewal of CNIC. After the inauguration of this service, nobody will have a need to come to NADRA office for CNIC issuance or renewal.

For online apply of CNIC, fee will be paid through credit card and CNIC will be delivered at home address either in Pakistan or abroad.

Features of NADRA Online CNIC Portal are

  • Online apply for issuance or renewal CNIC
  • Payment through credit card
  • CNIC will be delivered at your given address within 10 to 12 working days.

Services offered by online NADRA facility enables you to apply for

  • New Overseas CNIC (NICOP) for the first time
  • CNIC Reprint in case if card was lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
  • CNIC Renewal for expired card
  • CNIC Modification if you want to change your identity data provided at NADRA.
  • CNIC Conversion to a chip-based Smart-ID card through renewal or modification application
  • You may track the status of your CNIC application

If you are living in Pakistan, you will have to appear at NADRA office if you are applying 1st time for CNIC  for bio-metric verification. NADRA’s online CNIC facility is providing complete ‘how-to-guide’ for the people applying for CNIC for 1st time and also for those who want the reprints of their CNIC.

The fee can be paid through credit card or you may deposit fee at NADRA’s e-sahulat centers by providing them your order number from online NADRA website.

NADRA will keep you inform about the status of your application by sending notification on your mobile number and email address provided at following stages of application

  • Pak-Identity Account Registration
  • Fee Submission
  • Application Submission
  • Application Approval/Rejection/Deferral
  • Card Printing
  • Card Dispatch

Following are the links useful for you to apply for CNIC.

Documents for online CNIC apply

Fee for online CNIC apply

Online Apply for CNIC