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National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)


Applying through NADRA Swift Registration Centre (NSRC)


There are five NADRA offices in UK; however Computerised NADRA Swift Registration (NSRC) facilities are available only in London, Birmingham and Manchester offices.


The NADRA Swift Registration Centres operate on the principal of live data capturing and require applicants' presence with their CNIC/old NIC/ and other related documentation to process the NICOP application.


At NSRC the applicants' data entry, photo, signature and thumb impression capturing are done by trained NADRA staff using latest technology.

Computerised NADRA Swift Registration (NSRC) facilities are available only in NADRA office London, Birmingham and Manchester.


Personal appearance of all the applicants is compulsory to apply for NICOP via NSRC. Applicants do not need any application forms, photographs or photocopies to process their application. Only original documents will be required.



It is important to note that the High Commission and Consulate General, Manchester will not serve walk-in applicants for NICOP and POC with effect from Monday, February 3, 2014.


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Procedure for applying through NSRC


Following figure explains how your NICOP application will be processed by NSRC:






NICOP Application Types and Required Documents


Click the following link to view the information about different types of NICOP applications and relevant Required Documents. It is very important to choose the correct application type before visiting the NADRA. NICOP applications submitted in wrong category may result in rejection and loss of fee.

NICOP Application Types and Documents Required for Application




Processing Time and Delivery of your NICOP


Approximate processing time of a NICOP application is six (6) weeks. However delivery can be delayed due to incomplete/invalid information or verification problems.

You will receive your new NICOP by post (recorded delivery or by DHL) at your UK home address, mentioned in the NICOP application form.




What if you donít receive your NICOP with in delivery time?


You can track the progress of your application by calling NSRC. Please provide your 10 digit Application Tracking Number located on the computer generated token receipt for your inquiry. Format of your application tracking number is like LC00012345* (NSRC London), BC00012345* (NSRC Birmingham) or MC00012345* (NSRC Manchester).


You can also call NADRA Call Centre Islamabad directly at +92 51 111 786 100 to check the status of your application.


If you do not receive your card within six (6) weeks you can contact your respective NSRC through Phone or Fax.


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Note: NICOP applications processed through NADRA Swift Registration Centres (NSRC) cannot be tracked via NADRA website.



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NICOP Application Types and Required Documents

NADRA Cards Fees

NADRA Timings

NADRA Mobile Registration Teamís Visit Schedule 2014

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