How to Apply for Nadra Smart NICOP Online (Step-by-Step Guide)
Apply for Nadra Smart NICOP Online from Australia, Germany (Step-by-Step Guide)

What is a NICOP?: A National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) is a government-issued identity card for Pakistani citizens who live abroad. It allows them to travel to Pakistan without a visa and to access certain government services.

How to Renew NICOP Online

Who is eligible for a NICOP?

Pakistani citizens who are nationals of a country with a dual nationality arrangement with Pakistan are eligible for a NICOP. The following countries are eligible for online NICOP applications:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Bahrain
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Germany*
  • Norway*

Children of Pakistani parents who have grown up in Germany and who have acquired German nationality in addition to their parents’ nationality are also eligible for a NICOP. Norwegian nationals who have previously renounced their Pakistani nationality are eligible to apply for a NICOP after acquiring a resumption certificate.

Applying for a NICOP Online: A Step-by-Step Guide

This guide outlines two methods for applying for a NICOP online: using the Pak ID app and the Nadra website.

Using the Pak ID App:

1. Download and Install:

  • Go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for “Pak ID.”
  • Download and install the app on your mobile device.

2. Create an Account:

  • Open the Pak ID app and tap on “Register.”
  • Enter your full name, phone number, and email address.
  • Create a strong password and confirm it.
  • Read and accept the terms and conditions.
  • Tap on “Register” to complete your account creation.

3. Apply for NICOP:

  • Log in to your account using your phone number and password.
  • Tap on “Apply for NICOP.”
  • Select the “New/Fresh NICOP” option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application form.
  • Upload required documents, including:
    • Passport
    • Proof of address
    • Photographs
  • Review your application and ensure all information is accurate.
  • Pay the application fee using a debit or credit card.
  • Submit your application and wait for processing.

Using the Nadra Website:

1. Go to Nadra Online Portal:

2. Select NICOP Option:

  • From the list of services, select “NICOP.”
  • Click on the “New/Fresh NICOP” option.

3. Create or Login to Account:

  • If you already have a Nadra account, log in using your credentials.
  • If you are a new user, click on “Create Account” and follow the instructions to register.

4. Start Your Application:

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the application form.
  • Enter your personal details, including:
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Passport information
  • Provide your contact information and address for card delivery.
  • Upload required documents in the specified format.
  • Review your application carefully and ensure all information is correct.

5. Pay and Submit Application:

  • Pay the application fee through a debit or credit card.
  • Submit your application and wait for processing.

NICOP Fees: A Complete List

NICOP fees vary depending on several factors, including:

  • Zone of application:
    • Zone A: Countries with a dual nationality agreement with Pakistan.
    • Zone B: All other countries.
  • Type of application:
    • New
    • Renewal
    • Modification
    • Duplicate
    • Clearance of multiple/duplicate cards
  • Category of applicant:
    • Normal
    • Urgent
    • Executive

Here is a complete list of NICOP fees (updated as of December 12, 2023):

Zone A

ServiceTypeNormalUrgentExecutive
New Smart NICOPNormalUSD 39USD 57USD 75
New Smart NICOPUrgentUSD 57USD 75USD 93
New Smart NICOPExecutiveUSD 75USD 93USD 111
Smart NICOP RenewalNormalUSD 39USD 57USD 75
Smart NICOP RenewalUrgentUSD 57USD 75USD 93
Smart NICOP RenewalExecutiveUSD 75USD 93USD 111
Smart NICOP ModificationNormalUSD 39USD 57USD 75
Smart NICOP ModificationUrgentUSD 57USD 75USD 93
Smart NICOP ModificationExecutiveUSD 75USD 93USD 111
Smart NICOP DuplicateNormalUSD 39USD 57USD 75
Smart NICOP DuplicateUrgentUSD 57USD 75USD 93
Smart NICOP DuplicateExecutiveUSD 75USD 93USD 111
Clearance of Multiple/DuplicateSimilar ParticularsUSD 10
Clearance of Multiple/DuplicateDifferent ParticularsUSD 250

Zone B

ServiceTypeNormalUrgentExecutive
New Smart NICOPNormalUSD 20USD 30USD 40
New Smart NICOPUrgentUSD 30USD 40USD 50
New Smart NICOPExecutiveUSD 40USD 50USD 60
Smart NICOP RenewalNormalUSD 20USD 30USD 40
Smart NICOP RenewalUrgentUSD 30USD 40USD 50
Smart NICOP RenewalExecutiveUSD 40USD 50USD 60
Smart NICOP ModificationNormalUSD 20USD 30USD 40
Smart NICOP ModificationUrgentUSD 30USD 40USD 50
Smart NICOP ModificationExecutiveUSD 40USD 50USD 60
Smart NICOP DuplicateNormalUSD 20USD 30USD 40
Smart NICOP DuplicateUrgentUSD 30USD 40USD 50
Smart NICOP DuplicateExecutiveUSD 40USD 50USD 60
Clearance of Multiple/DuplicateSimilar ParticularsUSD 10
Clearance of Multiple/DuplicateDifferent ParticularsUSD 120

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