How To Change date Of Birth in NADRA CNIC

While issuing NADRA CNIC, if they have entered the wrong date of birth. Then you definitely need to change the date of birth in CNIC. It’s your fundamental right. Because if you didn’t change the date of birth in NADRA CNIC, it will cause many problems. Like while getting a job in a foreign, future study, etc.

But most people don’t know about how to correct the date of birth or change the date of birth in the CNIC/ Birth certificate.

That’s why we have decided to write a post on it. Here we will explain the procedure of how to change the date of birth. The format of suit for correction of date of birth is also given here.

This post also covers matters relating to the NADRA name change procedure. Because the procedure which is followed in these circumstances is the same.

Note: If your date of Birth on CNIC or on any educational degrees is wrong then contact us or leave a comment for help.

Problem

Most of the time when you apply for NADRA CNIC, they inadvertently mention the wrong date of birth. For Example, if someone born on 22th of August 1995 but NADRA entered 22th August 1998. That where the problem arises. Another scenario is where your father’s name is wrongly entered.

Anyhow each time when this problem arises you have to approach the civil court and get a declaration decree.

But which documents are required to change the date of birth in CNIC? These are mentioned below

Documents Required To Change Date of Birth Or To Change Father Name In CNIC

While filing suit to correct date of birth in NADRA CNIC you must have the following documents in your possession.

  1. Birth Certificate of NADRA
  2. Matriculation Degree
  3. CNIC
  4. Father’s CNIC (in case father name change needed)
  5. Union council birth registration certificate (if required you must have it as well)

Time Limitation To File Suit

NADRA name change procedure falls under the category of declaratory suits. For these types of suit section 42 of the specific relief act 1877.

The limitation of Section 42 is 6 years under article 120 of the limitation act of 1908.

2015 MLD 1481 also held that to change the date of birth, the plaintiff has 6 years to commence legal proceedings in court.

Wrong Procedure of NADRA

When someone reaches the NADRA office to change the date of birth. They usually told them that bring an affidavit (notarized attested). In that affidavit, that person swore that his original date of birth in birth certificate is wrongly entered.

But rest assured that’s a wrong procedure to change the date of Birth in the ID card. Even if you submit an affidavit they will refuse to correct the date of birth and will tell you to get a court declaration decree.

That’s why don’t waste your time and file a suit to correct the date of birth in CNIC NADRA.

But what’s the right procedure.

Right Procedure To Change Date of Birth in NADRA ID Card

The right procedure is that you need to file a plaint in civil court. This plant contains all the fact that you were born on that date. The date in  union council birth certificate is that. The date of birth in NADRA b.form is that. The date of birth in matriculation degree is that.

You have to attach the above document in order to strengthen your claim.

The procedure is still the same, if you want to change the father’s name in NADRA CNIC.

When you will submit your case in court, they will issue summons to NADRA authority to appear on the next date and submit their written statement.

On the next date when counsel from NADRA appears before the court and submit a reply. The court will again give you the next date on which NADRA counsel will examine and cross-examine the plaintiff.

At the time of cross-examination, you must have all your documents with you.

When the cross-examined is over the court will pronounce its judgment. The court will also give direction to the NADRA authority to change the date of birth of the plaintiff.

That how you get your remedy in a short time. This whole procedure takes up to 3 or 4 months.

Case Laws

Here it’s important to mention at least two case laws. These cases are very important and serve as a guideline for NADRA.

[2016 Y L R 323] Duty of NADRA to Correct date of birth in CNIC

Scope-Contention of the plaintiff was that he was born on 22nd May 1993 but his date of birth had been recorded as 22nd May 1990.

The suit was dismissed concurrently.

Validity plaintiff produced documents bearing his date of birth as 22-05-1993 which could not be refuted by the authorities. No reason existed to believe that the date of birth mentioned in the documents produced by the plaintiff, was managed one.

Plaintiff was neither claiming any right in service nor having any other interest in seeking correction of date of birth in his CNIC.

Correction of date of birth of the plaintiff would not adversely affect any right of any other person. No provision existed to prohibit NADRA from rectifying any mistake in the CNIC.

Every citizen was required to be registered with the NADRA. Issuance of CNIC would mean that information contained therein was valid and correct. Therefore, by not correcting an error on the CNIC, NADRA in fact was not performing its primary function.

NADRA was bound to maintain a correct database and to print the correct information on the CNIC. Impugned judgments and decrees passed by the courts below were set aside and NADRA was directed to rectify the mistake as to change the date of birth of the plaintiff appearing on his CNIC from 22-05-1990 to 22-05-1993.

The revision was accepted, in circumstances.

Another important judgment of Lahore High Court is on the point that NADRA can change the date of birth in CNIC even without a court order.

[2012 PLD 378]  For correction of Name in NADRA Records/CNIC without getting COURT ORDER

Ss. 9 & 5(3)—National Database and Registration Authority (NIC) Rule 2002, R.13—Constitution of Pakistan, Art. 199—Constitutional petition—correction on National Identity Card issued by NADRA—

Petitioner had sought correction on his national identity card on the ground that the name of his father had been incorrectly entered. NADRA (respondent) refused to make the necessary correction on the ground that for a change in the father’s name; a court order was necessary.

NADRA, to support such contention, relied on its Registration Policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Validity-Error was clearly a typographic mistake. The national database was required to be maintained by NADRA, and every citizen was required to be registered and to effectuate such registration. Every citizen was issued a national identity card.

National Identity Card (CNIC) was a legal document for the identification of a citizen, and its issuance meant that the information contained therein was valid and correct.

NADRA, by not correcting an error in its database or on the CNIC, was, in fact, going against the spirit of the Ordinance, and was not performing its primary function and was perpetuating a wrong in its own database, thereby negating the purpose of the national identity card.

NADRA, was bound to maintain a correct database and was bound to print correctly information on the CNIC and was obligated to correct any error in its database or the CNIC it issued to a citizen.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Registration Policy were internal instructions to enable NADRA to achieve an optimum level of efficiency and to ensure consistency and infirmity in its procedure and process.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) did not have the force of law and were not binding on the NADRA. Standard Operating Procedures were internal documents, at best, and could not form the basis of denying the petitioner the right to have the correct information maintained in the citizen database and printed on the CNIC.

Standard Operating Procedures could not form the basis for NADRA to refuse to change the date of birth an error in its record because if the error was not corrected, it would negate the very purpose of issuing a CNIC to a citizen.

Delay in filing an application for correction of an office mistake could not hamper or prevent the process of actually correcting the NADRA database or the CNIC.

High Court directed NADRA to treat the pending request of the petitioner as a correction of an office mistake and to correct the father’s name in the CNIC database and issue him a new CNIC.

A constitutional petition was allowed, accordingly.

Format of Suit to Change Date of Birth in ID Cards

The sample of suit to correct date of birth is provided here. You can use this draft of suit to change the date of birth while making necessary changes. If you are aggrieved and want to change the NADRA CNIC name then contact us for legal help.

IN THE COURT OF SENIOR CIVIL JUDGE, RAWALPINDI

In the matter of:

MNUR son of HUR, Presently a resident of H. No. __, _____ Colony, Rawalpindi.

…Plaintiff

Versus

NADRA, Saddar Branch, Rawalpindi through its Manager/ Incharge.

…Defendant

SUIT FOR DECLARATION TO CHANGE DATE OF BIRTH IN NADRA CNIC

Respectfully Sheweth,

  1. That the plaintiff was born on 08-08-1982 and later on the plaintiff passed his Primary Examination at Bhalwal School, Sargodha in the year of 2005.
  2. That the plaintiff applied for the National Identity Card from the NADRA office but inadvertently the date of birth of the plaintiff was mentioned as 16-10-1987 instead of 08-08-1982.
  3. That the plaintiff contacted the defendant for the necessary correction in his NIC Card. The defendant earlier asked for submission of a duly attested Affidavit from the plaintiff, which was provided accordingly but the defendant refused to take the application of the plaintiff on the plea that the plaintiff first should obtain the declaration from the competent court of law.
  4. That despite all efforts the defendant is not ready to correct the date of birth of the plaintiff on his ID Card, hence this case.
  5. That cause of action finally accrued a few days ago when the defendant refused to entertain the application of the plaintiff which is still continuing.
  6. That the office of the NADRA, Rawalpindi is within the territorial limits of this Honorable Court and the plaintiff is temporarily resident at Rawalpindi, so this Honorable Court got the jurisdiction to entertain the matter in hand.
  7. That the value of the suit for the purpose of jurisdiction is fixed as Rupees 2000/-, which is exempted from court fee.

In view of the above, it is, therefore, most humbly prayed that the suit of the plaintiff may kindly be decreed in favor of the plaintiff and the defendant may kindly be directed to change the Date of Birth of the plaintiff as 08-08-1982 instead of 16-10-1987 and after the necessary changing the new I.D Card of the plaintiff may kindly be issued, in the interest of justice.

Any other relief, which this Honorable Court deems fit and proper may also be granted to the plaintiff.

Plaintiff

Through

Muhammad Mateen

Advocate High Court

Verification:-

Verified on Oath at Rawalpindi on this _____Day of July 2018, the contents of para  1 to 5 of the suit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and the rest of the paras are believed to be true and correct as per information received.

Plaintiff

IN THE COURT OF SENIOR CIVIL JUDGE, RAWALPINDI.

In the matter of:

MNUR son of HUR, Presently a resident of H. No. __, _____ Colony, Rawalpindi.

…Plaintiff

Versus

NADRA, Saddar Branch, Rawalpindi through its Manager/ Incharge.

…Defendant

SUIT FOR DECLARATION TO CHANGE DATE OF BIRTH IN NADRA CNIC

Affidavit.

That I, MNUR son of HUR Presently a resident of H. No. ____, _____ Colony, Rawalpindi.

DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY DECLARE AS UNDER

That the contents of the suit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been concealed therein.

Deponent.

Verified on Oath at Rawalpindi On this   Day of  July 2018. That the above deposition is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Deponent

176 Comments

  1. Meri real age 22 sal hai ID card aur Bay form per do sal kam hai ab maine date change karvani hai maine bahar jana hai berojgar hun please help MI

  2. Assalamualaikum
    Sir my date of birth is 01-01-1991 in my matric certificate and i have made my cnic on behalf of it so can i change my date of birth through govt hospital medical certificate ??

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