NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) is a registration document to be issued to a valid/legitimate citizen of Pakistan. Previously it was issued to overseas Pakistanis working/living/staying/studying abroad for consecutive time period of six months or possessing dual nationalities but now it can be issued to any citizen of Pakistan.
A NICOP applicant is required to produce the following documents at the time of application:
CNICs of immediate relatives
Passport (mandatory in case of new)
Normal – 30 days
Urgent – 15 days
Executive Plus (FastTrack) – 7 Working Days
Pakistan Origin Card
The POC (Pakistan Origin Card) program endeavors to provide eligible foreigners with unprecedented incentives to get back to their roots, while ensuring that the motherland remains tightly integrated with expatriates worldwide which includes.
Visa-free entry into Pakistan. Indefinite stay in Pakistan. Exemption from foreigner registration requirements.
Permission to purchase and sell property.
Right to open and operate bank accounts.
Completed POC Application Form.
The validity of the card is 7 years.
2 photographs (passport size).
Bank Draft/Bank Receipt for the fee.
Renunciation letter required (In case of dual status country)/Affidavit (In case of single status country)
Copy of Foreign passport.
Marriage Certificate Attested by Pak Mission (In Case of married applicant)
At least 1 proof of Pakistani origin( Copy of Pakistani passport or Copy of CNIC/NICOP/NIC or Proof of property owned in Pakistan)
Copy of CNIC/NICOP of blood relative
In case of doubt , any supporting document may be demanded. Issuance of POC to foreign spouses is temporarily banned.