Death Certificate Application Process in Pakistan

Is a NADRA death certificate necessary in Pakistan?

Yes, a NADRA death certificate is necessary in Pakistan for several purposes. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) issues it as a legal document that attests to someone’s passing.

Here are some of the reasons why you might need a NADRA death certificate:

  • To close bank accounts and other financial accounts
  • To transfer property ownership
  • To cancel insurance policies
  • To collect benefits from government programs
  • To make funeral arrangements
  • To initiate probate proceedings

You can apply for a NADRA death certificate online or at any NADRA office. The processing fee for a NADRA death certificate is Rs. 500.

Obtain a death registration form

The death registration form can be downloaded from the NADRA website or obtained from any NADRA office.

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Fill out the death registration form

The form must be filled out in full and signed by the informant, who is the person who is reporting the death. The informant must also provide their identification details on the form.

Gather the required documents

The following documents are required to apply for a death certificate in Pakistan:

  • Death registration form
  • Copy of the deceased person’s original CNIC or passport
  • Supporting documents (such as a copy of the deceased person’s birth certificate or other government-issued ID)

Submit the application

 The death registration form and supporting documents must be submitted to the NADRA office in the district where the death occurred.

Pay the application fee

The application fee for a death certificate in Pakistan is Rs. 500.

Track the application status

You can track the status of your application online or by calling the NADRA helpline.

Collect the death certificate 

Once your application has been approved, you can collect the death certificate from the NADRA office.

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