How to Apply Pakistan Origin Card – Pak ID

Pakistan Origin Card (POC) is a program for eligible foreigners to get Pakistan’s nationality. It’s an unprecedented incentive offered to become a Pakistani citizen. If you want to apply for the Pakistan origin card, then you came to the right place.

In this article, we have explained step by step process on how to apply and submit an application for POC online at NADRA Pakistan along with full fee structure for each category.

Those who want to apply for NADRA Pakistan origin card usually ask these questions. We will also answer all of them in this article.

  • How to apply for Pakistan origin card?
  • What is the process to renew the NADRA origin card?
  • lost Pakistan origin card
  • What is the fee structure
  • What are the benefits
  • What is the expiry of this document?

What are the Benefits of Pakistan Origin Card?

Once you get NADRA origin card you can enjoy following benefits in Pakistan:

  • POC card-holder can enjoy multiple visa-free entries into Pakistan.
  • Can stay in Pakistan for an indefinite period without resorting to local police or foreigner registration offices.
  • POC smart cardholder has the right to buy/ sell immoveable and moveable properties even he can own and dispose of any properties anywhere in Pakistan.
  • You can open and operate a bank account in any bank/branch of Pakistan.
  • Having a POC card a foreigner can immigrate into/from Pakistan at all designated ports and places.
  • The POC card is the same as the National Identity Card a Proof of Identity.
  • Can obtain employment anywhere in Pakistan.
  • Enjoy maximum status as a Pakistani NIC holder can.
  • Travel anywhere, any place in Pakistan freely.

Eligibility for Pakistan Origin Card (POC)

Before you apply for the Pakistan ID card for a foreign spouse, you should know whether you are eligible or not to gets the NADRA document. The following are the basic eligibility criteria for POC (Pakistan Origin Card).

  1. If you are a former Pakistani national who surrendered/ renounced his Pakistani nationality?
  2. If you are a foreigner and married a Pakistani citizen?
  3. If any blood relative or your parents were Pakistani national or held Pakistan nationality.
  4. You are a foreign national and parents or grandparents are/were Pakistani nationals.
  5. If you are a foreigner but any of your relatives (brother/sister/ aunt/ uncle) are/were Pakistani national.

Required Documents to Apply for Pakistan Origin Card

The following documents are required to get NADRA POC. There are 6 categories mention below, each has separate criteria.

  1. If you are applying for a new POC then you have to provide a valid copy of a foreign passport and surrender Pakistani ID (CNIC/NICOP/Passport).
  2. If anyone has surrendered his/her Pakistani nationality then first he has to apply for the cancellation of CNIC/NICOP before applying the POC.
  3. An affidavit with Pakistan origin card if you are a foreigner.
  4. A dual nationality holder will apply for NICOP or provide a renunciation certificate.
  5. Pakistani parents/grandparents holding CNIC/NICOP/Passport along with the birth certificate to establish a relationship.
  6. In case the spouse is Pakistani then attested copy of marriage certificate and NIC/NICOP/Passport of the Pakistan national spouse and affidavit.

Fee Structure of POC

If you are going to renew or modify POC then you have to pay a fee before applying. On the other hand, if you are applying POC for the first time then first you will complete your application attach all documents and then pay a fee.

You can pay the NADRA fee in any currency i.e rupees, USD, UK pound, German currency, or Euro.

Fee in Rs & USDNormalUrgentExecutive
New24000/150N/A32000/200
Renewal24000/150N/A32000/200
Modify32000/20040000/25048000/300
Cancellation of normal Card4500/15N/AN/A
Cancellation of Smart Card59500/360N/AN/A

How To Apply For Pakistan Origin Card

If you fulfill the above-mentioned criteria then you can apply for POC card online using the NADRA website. The NADRA online portal gives you the easiest way to apply for Pakistani citizenship.

You can create an account on the Pak Identity website and start the procedure to apply for new, modification, renewal, and cancellation of POC (Pakistan Origin Card).

Follow these steps:

  • Provide complete information about your parents, spouse, or relatives.
  • Enter your present and permanent address which will be printed on your ID Card.
  • Upload your photo and required supporting documents for proof.
  • Your photo size should not be more than 5 MB.
  • Pay your fee via a visa credit or debit card.
  • If you are applying from Pakistan you can pay your fee for POC by visiting your nearest E-Suhalat center by providing your tracking ID.
  • You will have to make the payment at the beginning if you are renewing or modifying.

Step by Step Procedure for Online Application

First, visit the Pak identity website to do this click on this link. Here you can also read details about the POC, See Pic Below.

Apply POC card online
  • If you are visiting this website for the first time you have to create an account.
  • Click on “REGISTER AN ACCOUNT“.
  • On the next page, you will find your signup detail. Fill all the particulars as shown in the below picture.
Create an account to apply for POC

Tip – Provide correct information i.e name, e-mail, country, contact no. Set up a password using a symbol, alphabets, or numbers. It should look like this @Abcd1234. Fill the captcha and check the box (I agree to NADRA Terms of Services) and the Press SAVE AND CONTINUE button.

The system will send a 4 digit code on your email address for verification. Open your email find code, copy and paste it in the verification window as seen in the below picture.

Online verification for POC card application
  • After entering the pin your account will be ready for login and a login window will appear. See the picture below.
Sign in Pak identity to apply Pakistan origin card online
  • Enter your login information (email and password) to log in. A new window will appear with terms and conditions heading. See Picture. Carefully read them, check the box and press accept and continue button.
Terms and conditions to get POC card online
  • Now the login procedure to get the NADRA POC card online is complete. Once logged in you will see the Main Dashboard showing you four options. See detail in Picture.
Procedure of online Pakistan origin card
  • Select the option POC and press APPLY NOW. Select your option from the new window. For detail see the Picture.
Apply new POC Card online
  • Choose if you want to apply for New POC, if your Pakistan origin card is expired renew it, modify, or cancel POC. You can also expedite POC following this process.
  • Now press the Start Application button. An Application form will open here provide all your profile details.
  • Specify grounds on which you claim your Pakistani Origin card. You will have to choose within below mentioned options.
  1. Ex-Pakistani
  2. Parents/Grand Parents Based
  3. Spouse Based
  4. FPO’s Family Member
  • Select the priority if you want your POC smart card in normal (31 days), urgent (23days), or executive (7 days).
  • Provide date of birth and CRC/CNIC/NICOP Number.
  • Choose your 4 digits smart card pin then Re-enter 4 digit smart card pin
  • Now you have to submit the verifier detail which should be an adult having a Valid Pakistan National Identity Card Holder.
  • Review your provided details in the application, sign the declaration form, and submit the application.
  • Download the signature acquisition form, sign, and upload the signature acquisition form.

Note: If you belong to the following countries then you have to attest your form from the nearest Pakistan embassy, high commission, or mission within that country. Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, Bangladesh, Sudan, Uganda

Renewal of POC

If you already have POC but it will soon expire or has expired then you don’t need to provide all details from the start. Just click on renew option while applying for POC and attach a valid copy of a foreign passport and a copy of existing POC is required.

Modification of POC card Online

You can apply for the modification of your POC card only in the below-mentioned cases.

  • For including your husband name (a copy of foreign valid passport and valid marriage certificate and CNIC/NICOP copy is required)
  • For a change of name (a copy of foreign valid passport with new name/ date of birth/ nationality/ marriage certificate/name change deed issued by the local authorities.
  • For a change of address (a copy of foreign valid passport/proof of a change of address)
  • For a change in marital status (a copy of foreign valid passport with attested marriage or divorced certificate)
  • To modify father or mother name (a copy of foreign valid passport/name change deed/ attested Pakistani passport/ birth or school certificate/CNIC or NICOP and an Affidavit)

Cancellation of POC

If you want to renounce/expedite Pakistan origin card then you have to submit your original POC along with Affidavit.

Where to collect Smart Card?

Once you have completed the process, you can avail of two options either to receive card via home delivery or international shipping.

For home delivery in Pakistan, it will take 2 days to reach the card at your doorstep. If you choose international shipping, t will take 5 working days.

The charges for home delivery for Pakistan are Rs. 160/- and for abroad Rs. 1600/-

What if you don’t receive your POC with in delivery time?

In that case, you can track the status of your POC application by visiting NADRA’s website. Click the “NICOP / POC Tracking” link on this website and enter a 10 digit Application Tracking ID printed on the top right corner of your receipt received from the NADRA office.

Delivery of your card can be delayed due to incomplete/invalid information, missing documents or verification problems. If you do not receive your card within delivery date you can contact your respective NADRA office through email, phone or fax. Please provide the tracking number of your application for inquiries.

Required POC affidavit

AFFIDAVIT
(For Pakistani/Pakistani origin spouse of a foreign spouse)

I…………………………………………………. S/O D/O W/O, …………………………………… permanently resident
of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… presently living at
………………………..……………….……………………………….having CNIC/NICOP/POC ………………….…………
and holder of Passport No. ……………………….. valid till ……………………………………………….., declare
on oath that my wife/husband Mr./Mrs. .……………………………………… national of
……………………………… holding passport no ……………………………… valid till ……………………………………
wants to obtain POC.
That, I will be responsible for any misuse of this card, if done by my spouse.
That, I will be responsible for any kind of security lapse by my spouse in/against Pakistan.
That, I will be responsible to report NADRA in case of divorce along with documentary proof for
cancellation of POC.

  • Signature …………………………….
  • Thumb …………………………………
  • Dated …………………………………..
  • Contact No …………………………..
  • Witness 1. …………………………………………
  • CNIC/NICOP/POC No. …………………………
  • Signature …………………………………………..
  • Contact No. ………………………………………
  • Witness 2. …………………………………….
  • CNIC/NICOP/POC No. …………………..
  • Signature ……………………………………….
  • Contact No. ……………………………………
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M. Mateen
I'm a professional practicing Lawer at Rawalpindi District Courts of Pakistan. I graduated from the International Islamic University of Islamabad in the faculty of Shria (LLB). Right now I am a student of LLM/M.Phil in Corporate Law.

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