National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is offering two types of Identity Cards & Family Registration Certificate (FRC) to facilitate the Pakistani community living abroad. These cards offer valuable benefits and incentives to the card holders. Following section will help you to choose the right Identity Card for you and follow the procedure to apply for this card.
Smart National Identity Card for overseas Pakistanis (SNICOP)
Apply for this card if you are a Pakistani citizen living abroad or a dual nationality holder. Children of Pakistani nationals or dual-nationality holders are also eligible for applying this card.
List of Countries having dual nationality with Pakistan
|United States of America||Sweden|
|Republic of Ireland||Bahrain|
*Children of Pakistani parents who have grown up in Germany and who have due to their birth in Germany acquired German nationality in addition to their parent’s nationality from the other state.
Pakistan Origin Card (POC)
Apply for this card if you are a foreigner with annulled Pakistani nationality or born to parents who have previously held Pakistani nationality. Your family members can also apply for POC.
Click the following links for more information on POC:
POC Applying Online
Family Registration Certificate (FRC)
Family Registration Certificate is issued to applicants which shows family composition of the applicant (by birth or by marriage) registered with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
If a person is not registered in NADRA and does not hold 13 digit ID number, his/her data will not be reflected in FRC.
Categories of FRC:
With parents and siblings (by birth)
With spouse and children (by marriage)
You can also apply FRC Online by clicking the following link:
Family Registration Certificate
NADRA Mobile Registration Team (MRT)
Mobile Registration Teams are designed to provide NADRA services to facilitate Pakistani community living in suburbs of Greater Manchester and North West of England which come under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Pakistan Manchester. These teams visit the Community Centres/ Mosques on the request of the local councillors/ community leaders of Pakistani descent over the weekends. This facility is also helpful for old and disabled applicants who cannot easily visit NADRA offices.
Click the following links for more information on MRT:
Application Initiation: The applicant will provide his/her ID card, Deceased Person’s Death Certificate and ID Card. Alongwith the application, the applicant shall submit letter of authorization from all the legal heirs to file application on their behalf.
Legal Heirs and Assets Details: The applicant will provide the relevant details of legal heirs, and information pertaining to the moveable and immovable assets of the deceased.
Verification and Consent of Legal Heirs: All legal heirs mentioned by the applicant will visit NADRA office for biometric verification and details provided by applicant will be verified. At this step, all the Overseas Pakistanis can visit any of the NADRA office in UK to verify their biometric for the issuance of succession certificate from Pakistan.