Replacing a Lost Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in Pakistan

Replacing a Lost Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in Pakistan

Key Points:

  • Significance of CNIC: The Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) is a crucial document for Pakistani citizens, providing access to various government services. Misplacing or losing the CNIC can create challenges, making it essential to initiate the replacement process promptly.
  • CNIC Loss Procedure:
    • Visit NADRA Center: To replace a lost CNIC, visit the nearest National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) center. The Rahbar app (Android, iOS) can assist in locating the nearest center.
    • Apply for Reprint: Apply to reprint the lost ID card at the NADRA center. No additional documents are required, but bringing a copy of the lost CNIC, if available, is recommended.
    • Receive ID Card: The replacement CNIC will be issued within a few days based on existing data, with changes in issuance and expiry dates.
  • Online Procedure: Alternatively, the CNIC reprint procedure can be conducted online through the Pak ID mobile app (Android, iOS).
  • Lost CNIC Complaint:
    • Report to Police: In case of CNIC loss, report the incident to the local police immediately.
    • Provide Written Complaint: Submit a written complaint to the police, along with a copy of the lost CNIC if available. Obtain a Loss Report copy from the police for tracking the application.
  • Lost CNIC Tracking:
    • Pak Identity Portal: Track the application status through the Pak Identity Portal.
    • SMS-based Service: Utilize NADRA’s SMS-based service for tracking.
  • Lost CNIC Fees:
    • Normal (31 days): PKR 750
    • Urgent (23 days): PKR 1,500
    • Executive (7 days): PKR 2,500
  • Lost ID Card for Overseas Pakistanis:
    • NICOP: Pakistani citizens overseas need to acquire a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). The reprinting process requires a copy of the lost NICOP or the passport.
    • Reprinting Fees:
      • Zone A Countries: Varying fees (normal, urgent, executive)
      • Zone B Countries: Varying fees (normal, urgent, executive)

Note: For more detailed information and resources, refer to the relevant articles on the Rahbar app, Pak Identity Portal, and NICOP in the dedicated section.

This information is subject to change, and individuals are encouraged to check with official NADRA sources for the latest updates.

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