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

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.

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.”