How to Apply for Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) In Pakistan

Apply for Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) In Pakistan By Online

  1. To obtain the card, applicants must visit the Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) in order to complete the following steps:
    1. Issue of Token
    2. Thumb and Signatures
    3. Data Acquisition through DEO
    4. Form Printing
    5. Attestation & Form Submission
  2. The data gathered will be transferred into NADRA Data Warehouse. NADRA Data Warehouse where it will be subjected to clearing and verification procedures.
  3. Printing and the production for the cards.
  4. The delivery of CNIC to NSRC.

Required Documents For Apply for Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)  

  • Birth Certificate or
  • Old NICs
  • Certificate of Matriculation Certificate or
  • CNICs of blood relatives
  • Certificate of citizenship issued by the MOI


  • There are no documents required from applicants who are not literate to be able to verify their age for the first time.
  • Residents of FATA/PATA can only be treated at their home DAUs and their documents will be certified by the concerned PA/APA.
  • For more information, please look up the checklist in related downloads , or call us at UAN 111-786-100.

Office Locations and Contacts

National Database & Registration Authority

NADRA State Bank of Pakistan Building

Shahrah-i-Jamhuriat, G-5/2




Telephone: +92 51 111 786 100


Complaint Management System:


The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of Pakistan
  • at least 18 years old


CNIC Cards:

  • Normal: 200
  • Urgent: 300

Processing Time

  • Normal: 30 days
  • Need to act: 15 days
  • SpeedTrack: 15 Days (Queue Priority at NSRC’s for processing immediately)

The Document is required

Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) can be granted by NADRA to a valid and legitimate citizen of Pakistan. It is based on modern technology that ensures the authenticity of the card and its validity.

Information that can be useful

The NSRC provides the following services to CNIC:

  • The issue of a new CNIC
  • Modifications to CNIC
  • Duplicate of CNIC
  • Correction of Official Misstakes in CNIC
  • The cancellation of CNIC (In the event that there is a death).

External Links

  • CNIC:

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