How to apply?

The online application process at Pak-Identity can be completed in 3 Easy Steps. Before starting your application, please go through the instructions for each step below:

Step 1: Preliminary Assessment

Understand your requirements and then choose the appropriate category to apply in from the following :

  • Family Registration Certificate
  • Child Registration Certificate


Step 2: Preparation

Before applying please have the following ready:

  • Supporting documents.
  • Photograph up to 5MB captured as explained in the Photograph Tutorial.
  • Valid Credit Card/Debit Card for online payment of your application fee.
NOTE: The applicants applying within Pakistan can also go to the nearest E-Sahulat center and pay against the online issued tracking ID.
NOTE: If the chosen category is Modification or Renewal, then the payment is received at the start of the application. This is because the applicant’s existing record will be displayed. Whereas in the rest of the categories, the payment will have to be made at the end of the application.
NOTE: Kindly contact customer service (Contact Us) if you encounter any problems completing your application.


Step 3: Online Application at Pak-Identity

You are now ready to apply online at Pak-Identity.

Now, you have to:

  • Click on the green Get Started button to launch the Pak-Identity Application System.
  • Register your account there
    • In case you are within Pakistan, an SMS and email code will be sent to you for registration
    • In case you are abroad all required codes will  be sent via email only.
  • Create an application in the appropriate category.
  • Provide your address for card delivery.
  • Pay Fee through a Credit Card/Debit Card.
  • Provide the required personal details.
  • Upload your photograph.

(For Identity Card Applications)

  • Edit the suggestive online Urdu data form.


  • The names provided in English shall be translated automatically. Please note that the data populated in the online Urdu form is only the suggestive text as per the best system knowledge.
  • Applicants must review and customize the information according to their requirement. In case of any changes required, Urdu keyboard option to customize the information is also available.
  • This information can also be corrected manually on the printed Urdu form.
  • Download the Urdu form and capture 4 fingerprints,as requested by the system.
  • In case of CNIC, get the form attested by gazette officer. While applying for NICOP, applicant must fill in the verifier information.

NOTE: Each verifier must be an adult with a valid CNIC/NICOP

  • Set the scanner at 600 DPI, JPEG/JPG and Grayscale.
  • Scan and upload the form.
  • Scan and upload the supporting documents.
  • Review the provided information, sign the declaration and submit the application.

(For POC applications)

  • Scan and Upload the supporting documents.
  • Download the Signature Acquisition Form and provide your Signature.
  • Scan and upload the Signature Acquisition Form.

NOTE: The signature Acquisition form will require attestation from the nearest Pakistan High Commission/Embassy/Mission if you are national of the list of countries below:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Serbia
  • Somalia
  • Bangladesh
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • Submit the verifier details.

NOTE: Each verifier must be an adult with a valid CNIC/NICOP.

  • Review the provided information, sign the declaration and submit the application.

(For FRC applications)

  • Keep details of family citizen numbers
  • Photographs of applicants and family members under the age of 18.

How long will the Online Application Process take?

The online application process differs category wise. The following table shows the approximate time taken to complete an online application, assuming that you fulfill all the prerequisites.

National Identity Card

Estimated Completion Time
Sr #ActivitiesReprintModificationRenewalNew NICOP
1Register user2 min2 min2 min2 min
2Select application category0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min
3Give card delivery details1 min1 min1 min1 min
4Pay fee2 min2 min2 min2 min
5Give personal details0 min5 min8 min10 min
6Upload photograph1 min1 min1 min1 min
7Upload supporting documents0 min1 min1 min1 min
8Print, scan and upload Urdu form*5 min5 min5 min5 min
9Submit application0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min
Total estimated time 12 min18 min21 min23 min

* : Fingerprints are not required in case the card delivery address is same as that of your ID Card present/permanent address when applying in Reprint Category.


Pakistan Origin Card

Estimated Completion Time
Sr #ActivitiesNew ModifyRenewCancel
1Register user2 min2 min2 min2 min
2Select application category0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min
3Give card delivery details1 min1 min1 min0 min
4Pay fee2 min2 min2 min2 min
5Give personal details10 min5 min8 min0 min
6Upload photograph1 min1 min1 min1 min
7Upload supporting documents1 min1 min1 min1 min
8Give Verifier Information1 min1 min1 min0 min
9Print, scan and upload Signature acquisition form3 min3 min3 min0 min
10Submit application0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min0.5 min
Total estimated time22 min17 min20 min7 min


Family Registration Certificate

Estimated Completion Time
Sr #ActivitiesNewVerify
1Register user2 min2 min
2Select application category10 seconds10 seconds
3Family Verification1 min per family member
4Pay fee3 min
5Family Details Verification2 min
6Upload photograph2 min
7Application Review1 min
Total estimated time10 min + (1 x number of applicants) 2 mins (approx)