NADRA Smart Card: How to Apply, Pricing, and Requirements

In this blog, we’ll talk about everything there is to know about this smart card and why you need to think about it when you make your NIC or update it., tells you everything you need to know about the process. Similar article: NADRA Juvenile Card

What is a NADRA Smart Card?

Did you know that NADRA offers a Smart Card? It’s a more secure and versatile version of the traditional NIC card. The Smart Card has a microchip that stores your biometric data, like fingerprints and facial recognition, as well as your personal information, like your name, address, date of birth, and gender.

The Smart Card can be used for a bunch of things, like:

  • Verifying your identity for voting, banking, and travel.
  • Signing documents electronically.
  • Controlling access to buildings, computers, and other resources.
  • Accessing e-government services, like online tax filing and education records.

The main difference between a CNIC and a Smart Card is that the Smart Card has a chip that stores your biometric data and personal information. The CNIC doesn’t have this chip.

Here are some of the perks of using a NADRA Smart Card:

  • Increased security: The biometric data on the chip makes it harder to counterfeit or forge the card.
  • Convenience: The chip can be used for a variety of things, which makes it more convenient for you.
  • Versatility: The Smart Card can be used for both online and offline transactions.
  • Future-proof: The Smart Card is a more advanced technology that can be used to support new and emerging applications.

NADRA Smart Card Fees

The pricing of NADRA smart cards varies depending on the type of card, the urgency of the application, and the processing center.

  • Smart CNIC
    • Normal: PKR 750
    • Urgent: PKR 1,500
    • Executive: PKR 2,500
  • Smart NICOP
    • Zone A (USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Brunei)
      • Normal: USD 39
      • Urgent: USD 57
      • Executive: USD 75
    • Zone B (Rest of the world)
      • Normal: USD 20
      • Urgent: USD 30
      • Executive: USD 40

The processing time for a smart card application is also different for each type of card.

  • Smart CNIC
    • Normal: 31 days
    • Urgent: 23 days
    • Executive: 14 days
  • Smart NICOP
    • Zone A: 30 days
    • Zone B: 45 days

You can apply for a smart card online through the NADRA website or at any NADRA office. You will need to provide your personal information, including your fingerprints, and pay the application fee.

Here are the steps on how to apply for a smart card online:

  1. Go to the NADRA website
  2. Click on the “Apply Now” tab.
  3. Select the type of card you want to apply for.
  4. Create an account or log in to your existing account.
  5. Provide your personal information and fingerprints.
  6. Pay the application fee.
  7. Submit your application.

You can track the status of your application online by logging into your NADRA account.

Related article: Smart NICOP Application Process

what you should do if you lose your NADRA Smart Card?

  1. Report the loss to the police. This will help create a record of the loss and prevent someone else from using your card. You can do this in person or online.
  2. Block your card. You can do this online or by calling NADRA’s helpline. This will prevent anyone else from using your card.
  3. Apply for a duplicate card. You can do this online or at any NADRA office. You’ll need to provide your personal information and pay a fee.

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