NICOP NADRA ID Card for Overseas Pakistan Fee 2024

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By Fayyaz Sidhu

 National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis NICOP Fee 2024

What is a NICOP?

The National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) is a document issued by the Pakistani government to its citizens residing abroad. It serves as an official identification document, facilitating access to basic services for Pakistani citizens living outside the country.

Why is NICOP Important?

NICOP serves as an alternative to the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) for personal identification both within Pakistan and overseas. It is essential for Pakistani residents to present their NICOP at domestic or international entry and exit points. Moreover, holding a NICOP allows Pakistani citizens with dual nationality to travel back to Pakistan without needing a visa.

Who Can Apply for NICOP?

Pakistani citizens living abroad, as well as children born to Pakistani parents overseas, are eligible to apply for NICOP. Children born abroad to Pakistani parents can obtain NICOP from the Pakistani embassy.

Validity and Expiration

NICOP has an expiration date, which varies depending on the individual. For minors, the card is typically valid for either 10 years or until the child reaches 18 years of age.

How to Apply for NICOP

Applying at NADRA Registration Center (NRC)

  1. Receive a Token: Begin the process by obtaining a token at the NADRA Registration Center.
  2. Photo Processing: Have your photograph taken at the center.
  3. Fingerprints and Signature: Provide fingerprints and signature for verification.
  4. Data Entry: Complete necessary data entry, with the form printed for your review.
  5. Application Form: Receive a printed copy of your application form for further processing.

Applying via Pak-Identity Website

Alternatively, NICOP applications can be made online through the Pak-Identity website. The online application process typically involves filling out forms, uploading necessary documents, and paying the applicable fees electronically.

NICOP Fees (2024)

Zone A Nations

  • Normal Service: $39
  • Urgent Service: $57
  • Executive Service: $75

Zone B Nations

  • Normal Service: $20
  • Urgent Service: $30
  • Executive Service: $40


NICOP is a vital document for Pakistani citizens residing abroad, offering them identification and facilitating their access to essential services. The application process can be completed either at a NADRA Registration Center or through the Pak-Identity website, with varying fees depending on the urgency of service and the applicant’s location.

Check list of countries for Zone A & Zone B:



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