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.
Who can apply for NICOP?
The Embassy of Pakistan, Ankara, as well as the Consulate General of Pakistan, Istanbul, do not provide NICOP facilities. Issuance of New NICOP, Renewal of Expired NICOP, and/or requests for CNIC Modifications must be applied online, via NADRA’s website.