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London:  All Overseas Pakistanis,

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

Elections are upcoming. In order to be eligible to vote you need to have a valid NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis). Please check your NICOP validity today if it has expired or about to expire. Apply immediately as processing times may change.

Every day and every vote counts!

How and where to apply: You can apply for your NICOP by either visiting NADRA Registration Center (NRC) or through Pak-Identity website

Application fee details click here:

In order to help support you with any questions, following options are also available:


Official: Call +92 51 111 786 100 (for fixed lines and overseas applicants)

3Unofficial: Volunteer WhatsApp “NICOP” Help group:

Processing and Delivery time: The card delivery and printing timelines depend on the application type selected.

For the Normal category, the current printing time of the card is approximately 31 days after approval by the case officer. Similarly, printing time for urgent and executive categories is approximately 23 and 7 working days respectively. If an application is submitted carefully along with complete documents, it will be approved in 48 hours.

However, incomplete applications can take longer and depend on the applicant's reply to the case officer.

How can I get myself cleared from the “DUP” category: A citizen obtaining two or more identity cards/certificates with different Identity Numbers is marked “DUP” in the NADRA database. Once you apply for DUP clearance, one of your NICOP will be retained while the other (duplicate) will be surrendered automatically. Citizens will have a choice to retain any one of his/her NICs/Certificates through an application made to NADRA.

April 05, 2022

Last updated: April 05, 2022

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