Procedure to Get Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC)

National Identity Card (NIC) is issued to the citizens of Pakistan. It is a blend of state-of-the-art technology and well-defined business rules to guarantee its authenticity and validity. The unique 13 digit identification number is recognized all over the country. It is the first requirement of individuals as it is mandatory to obtain documents like license, NTN, bank account, passport, cellular connection etc. Every citizen of Pakistan, 18 years and above, is eligible for NIC.

You can apply for your NIC by either visiting NADRA Registration Center (NRC) or through Pak Identity website.


NADRA Registration Center (NRC)


Visit the nearest NADRA Registration Center (NRC). You will undergo following steps at NRC for processing of your application:

  • You will be issued a token
  • Your photograph will be captured
  • Your fingerprints and signature will be taken
  • Your required data entry will be done and form will be printed to be reviewed by yourself
  • You will be handed over a printed version of your application form
  • Submit this form after confirming the printed information and attestation by a gazetted officer


Bring any of your blood relative (father/mother/brother/sister/son/daughter) and skip the attestation of the form by providing their biometrics at NRC.


Click here to apply for CNIC.


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