Process Documents Required for POC CNIC NICOP Overseas Pakistanis

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The POC program endeavors to provide eligible foreigners with unprecedented incentives to get back to their roots, while ensuring that the motherland remains tightly integrated with expatriates worldwide which includes

    Visa-free entry into Pakistan.
    Indefinite stay in Pakistan.
    Exemption from foreigner registration requirements.
    Permission to purchase and sell property.
    Right to open and operate bank accounts.

Documentation Requirements    

Complete POC Form.
2 photographs . (ICAO Standard).
Bank Draft/Bank Receipts for Fees payment on account of POC processing and CNIC/NICOP  Cancellation(if applicable)
Renunciation letter/Affidavit of Ex-Pakistani having CNIC/NICOP(renunciation letter in case of dual status country)
 Copy of Foreign passport (non-expired)
 Marriage Certificate of Married Applicants attested by Pak Mission /Foreign Office
 At least 1 proof of Pakistani origin:
 Copy of self CNIC/NICOP/MNIC/Pakistani Passport


CNIC/NICOP copy of any of living relative (parents/grandparents/spouse) and a document to show link with that relative like copy of birth certificate, marriage certificate, property document or educational documents. Copy of MNIC/POC/Pakistani Passport is also acceptable for cases wherein eligibility of applicant is proved through.
Note: English translation will be required if document is not in English/Urdu In case of doubt, any supporting document may be demanded.

If you reside abroad, you can collect your card from the Pakistan Mission.
You can also select home delivery option.
If you are in Pakistan, you can collect your card from your local NADRA Central Distribution Point (CDC).

NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) is a registration document to be issued to a valid/legitimate citizen of Pakistan. Previously it was issued to overseas Pakistanis working/living/staying/studying abroad for consecutive time period of six months or possessing dual nationalities but now it can be issued to any citizen of Pakistan.

Documentation Requirements    

A NICOP applicant is required to produce the following documents at the time of application:

    Birth Certificate or
    Old NIC or
    Matriculation Certificate or
    CNICs of immediate relatives or
    Passport (mandatory in case of new)


    For further details please refer to the checklist in related downloads or call us on our UAN 111-786-100.