NADRA Launches Digital Power of Attorney Service for Overseas Pakistanis
Create a Digital Power of Attorney A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has recently launched a new digital Power of Attorney (PoA) service to cater to the needs of overseas Pakistanis. This innovative service is specifically designed to address the challenges faced by Pakistanis residing abroad who find it difficult to physically reach the nearest Pakistani mission.

The primary goal of NADRA’s initiative is to streamline and simplify the process of granting power of attorney to individuals residing in Pakistan. The digital PoA application follows a straightforward six-step online process, making it accessible and convenient for overseas Pakistanis.

Eligibility and Pre-Requisites

To be eligible for the Digital Power of Attorney (PoA) service, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Overseas Pakistani: The applicant must be an overseas Pakistani residing outside of Pakistan.
  • Valid Identity Documents: All parties involved, including the executor(s), witnesses, and attorney, must provide valid identity documents such as CNIC, NICOP, or POC. Both front and back copies of these documents are required.
  • Contact Information: The executor(s) must provide a valid email address, contact number, and mailing address located outside of Pakistan.
  • Biometrics: Biometric scans of the executor(s) and two witnesses (best four fingers) are necessary for identification purposes.
  • Payment Information: A credit or debit card is required to make the online fee payment within the application.
  • Original PoA Documents: A scanned copy of the original Power of Attorney document with signatures, thumb impressions of the executor(s) and witnesses, and a photo of the executor affixed to it must be provided.
  • Additional Documents: Any relevant documents, such as an affidavit, may be uploaded to the PoA system by the applicant.

Create a Digital Power of Attorney: A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide

The process of creating a Digital Power of Attorney (PoA) is straightforward and can be completed online. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Step 1: Account Creation

  1. Visit the NADRA PoA Portal.
  2. Click on the “Create Account” button.
  3. Enter your email address and other requested details.
  4. Click on “Submit” to create your account.

Step 2: Applying for PoA

  1. Once you have created your account, log in using your email address and password.
  2. Click on the “Apply Online” button.
  3. Select the type of PoA you need.
  4. Enter the required information, including your details, contact information, and the details of the attorney or agent.
  5. Upload the necessary documents, including your CNIC/NICOP/POC, the attorney’s or agent’s ID, and any other relevant documents.
  6. Review the information and click on “Submit” to apply for the PoA.

Step 3: Biometrics

  1. After submitting your application, you will be prompted to provide your biometrics.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to scan your fingerprints.
  3. Once your biometrics are captured, you will receive a confirmation message.

Step 4: Fee Payment

  1. You will be required to pay the PoA application fee.
  2. You can pay the fee online using a credit or debit card.
  3. Once the payment is successful, you will receive a payment confirmation message.

Step 5: Video Interview

  1. A Consular Officer will schedule a video interview with you to review your application and ask any necessary questions.
  2. Attend the video interview at the scheduled time.
  3. Answer the Consular Officer’s questions truthfully and clearly.

Step 6: Final Consent

  1. If your application is approved, you will receive a system-generated email asking for your final consent to issue the PoA.
  2. Click on the link in the email to provide your final consent.
  3. Once you have provided your consent, your PoA will be issued and sent to you electronically.

Benefits:

The digital PoA service offers several benefits for overseas Pakistanis, including:

  • Convenience: The service can be completed from anywhere in the world, without the need to travel to a Pakistani mission.
  • Efficiency: The process is quick and easy, taking just a few minutes to complete.
  • Cost-effectiveness: The service is free of charge.

Conclusion:

The launch of the digital PoA service is a significant step forward for NADRA and the overseas Pakistani community. The service is a testament to NADRA’s commitment to providing accessible and efficient services to its users.

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