NICOP is an official identification document for Pakistani Citizens working / living abroad. NICOP can be produced for personal identification in place of Computerized NIC (CNIC) within Pakistan and abroad. The card is supposed to be produced at domestic or international entry or exit terminals.

The NADRA Ordinance envisages issuance of NICOP to Pakistani workers, emigrants, citizens, or Pakistanis holding dual nationality, having been registered under the NADRA Ordinance. NICOP is an identification document to be used as a substitute for the NIC as and when requested.

Pakistan has dual citizenship agreements with the following countries which allow citizens to hold nationalities of both countries, i.e. Pakistani as well as foreign nationalities at the same time.

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • The Netherlands (Holland)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Who can apply for NICOP

  • Citizens holding nationalities of above countries along with Pakistani Nationality are issued a NICOP as an Identification Document
  • Pakistani citizens staying abroad, having passport or old NIC
  • Citizens of dual national countries holding Pakistani NIC/Passport even if they are using foreign passport for traveling.
  • Siblings and dependents of the above

 

  • New NICOP (first time application; for children’s first time NICOP please see other sections below)

Requirements:
 

  • Duly filled NICOP application form
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy. In additional photo copy of ONE of the following documents:
    • computerized ID Card or
    • National ID Card (old NIC) or
    • Form ’B’/RG(II)/Bay Form or
    • Pakistani Birth Certificate in English or Urdu or
    • Matric/School leaving certificate of Pakistan or
    • Citizenship certificate from Ministry of Interior Pakistan
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $30.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.
  • Processing Time : Approximately 6 weeks

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • Renewal of Expired NICOP

Requirements:

  • Duly filled NICOP application form ( please check the box "RENEWAL" in serial 1 of the application form.
  • Copy of expired NICOP
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAD $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.
  • Processing Time : Approximately 6 weeks

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, it is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • 1st time NICOP For Children Born in Canada/Foreign Country (first time)

Please note children of any age may apply for NICOP, there is no age restriction for children.
 

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form
  • Valid Pakistan/Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Detailed Canadian Birth Certificate with information of both parents - photocopy
  • Parents NICOP/CNIC/NIC cards copies
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $30.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.
  • Processing Time : Approximately 6 weeks

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • 1st time NICOP for Children Born in Pakistan
     

Please note children of any age may apply for NICOP, there is no age restriction for children.

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form
  • Valid Pakistan/Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Form ’B’/RG(II)/CRC coloured photo copy
  • Parents NICOP/CNIC/NIC cards copies
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:
     

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $30.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAD $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.
  • Processing Time : Approximately 6 weeks

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother). .
  • Note: Please ensure that marital status of both mother/father should not be single on their CNIC/NICOP card. if your status is still single kindly apply for change/amendment in your own NICOP/CNIC card when applying for your child’s NICOP. For details on change/amendments in NICOP please see relevant section below .
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.

Change/Amendments in NICOP

Please note applicants must surrender original NICOP for any change/amendments




 

  • Change in Name:

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form. (for all change applications please check the box "CHANGE" in serial 1 of the application form.
  • Surrender of original NICOP
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Additional required documents for each category are mentioned below:
    • Partial Name Change (to add or remove Khan, Malik, Chaudhry etc)
      • No additional documents required
    • Complete Name change
      • Name change deed from solicitor attested by First Class Magestrate from Pakistan and Duly attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.
      • Advertisement in any local Newspaper in Pakistan
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • Change in Date of Birth

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form. (for all change applications please check the box "CHANGE" in serial 1 of the application form.
  • Surrender of original NICOP
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • For less than 3 years
    • Matric certificate or
    • Service Book (in case of Government Servant) or
    • School leaving certificate or
    • Court degree or
    • Valid Passport
  • For more than 3 years
    • Must visit NADRA Swift Registration Centre in Pakistan with all required documents.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAD $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • Change in Marital Status

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form. (for all change applications please check the box "CHANGE" in serial 1 of the application form.
  • Surrender of original NICOP
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Copy of Nikah Nama/Marriage certificate with spouse NIC/CNIC/NICOP copy
  • in case of change due to divorce, please provide divorce papers.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.


 

  • Change in address

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form. (for all change applications please check the box "CHANGE" in serial 1 of the application form.
  • Surrender of original NICOP
  • Valid Pakistani or Canadian/Foreign Passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • No additional documents required.
    Applicant must indicate new address on *23 Present address on the form.
     
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of at least one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.

 

  • Duplicate NICOP (in case of Loss)
     

Please note applicants MUST attach a note on plain paper that they have lost their NICOP and if found it will be surrendered to the authorities.

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in NICOP application form. ( please check the box "DUPLICATE" in serial 1 of the application form and indicate the Lost NICOP # in section 5).
  • Valid Pakistan/Canadian/Foreign passport coloured photo copy
  • Two identical most recent colour photographs duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada , taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 1.5" X 2.0" with a light blue or white background.
  • Include payment indicated in the Fee Table & Information:

Fee Table & Information:

  • Money order/Draft or Certified Cheque for CAN $52.00 payable to NADRA Pakistan. Cash/Personal cheques are not acceptable. Please add CAN $12.00 per application for home delivery.

    Otherwise the NICOP will be delivered to the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver and applicants will be responsible for either picking it up from our office or making arrangements for delivery through mail.

    Please do not include a pre-paid self-addressed return envelope for the NICOP cards with your application if you are not paying the CAN $12.00 mailing charge per application. You may wait for us to contact you when the cards have arrived and we can arrange to have the cards sent back to you.

    If you are submitting more than one NICOP application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque or Money Order.

Important Notes:

  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Please provide your email address on your application form so that we can intimate you about the NICOP receipt number for tracking purposes. In case you would like to receive the original receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed return envelope with your NICOP application when applying through post.
  • Note: If applying first time on the basis of old ID Card, It is essential to give the CNIC/NICOP number of atleast one first blood relative (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Paternal Grandfather/ Mother).
     
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.

IMPORTANT: Please do not send your original documents by post with your NICOP application as we do not need any original documents to process your NICOP application accept original NICOP when applying for amendment or surrender. We will not be responsible for loss of any original documents sent by mail.