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How to Applying for Pakistan Origin Card Online (POC)

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How to Applying for Pakistan Origin Card Online (POC)

In today’s world, you can easily apply for the Pakistan Origin Card (POC) online from anywhere, using desktop and mobile platforms. Wondering how? We’ve got you covered. Here we are going to explain to you the entire POC application process in an orderly manner, so make sure to read this post till the end. 

Here we go!

Benefits of Having a Pakistan Origin Card (POC)

According to the NADRA’s official website, if you are a POC holder, you’ll get to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Multiple visa-free entries for Pakistan.
  • Indefinite stay in Pakistan with exemption from reporting to the local law enforcement authorities as well as any concerned foreigners’ registration offices.
  • POC holders can purchase, sell, and dispose of movable and immovable property anywhere in Pakistan.
  • They also enjoy the privilege of opening and operating bank accounts in Pakistan.
  • Hassle-free immigration process to/from Pakistan for multiple destinations across the world.
  • A replacement of the National Identity Card as an identity proof within the country.
  • POC holders can also apply for a job in Pakistan during their stay.

Am I eligible to apply for POC?

POC Online Application Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for Pakistan Origin Card (Credits: NADRA Official Website)

There are certain conditions that specify the eligibility criteria for POC for individuals. According to the NADRA’s official website, you are eligible to apply for Pakistan Origin Card (POC) only if: 

  • You were a Pakistani citizen and you have surrendered the nationality (depending on your country of stay).
  • You are a foreigner, married to a Pakistani citizen 
  • You are a foreigner and your parents or grandparents are or were Pakistani nationals.
  • You are a foreigner and any of your siblings or relatives are or were from Pakistan.
  • Also, note that the State of Pakistan does not issue POC to citizens of India, Israel, Taiwan or any other country that is not recognized by the concerned diplomatic authorities.

Document Requires for POC Online Application

Wondering what documents are required to apply for the Pakistan Origin Card (POC)? Here is the list of documents listed on NADRA’s official website. Have a look!

  • Copy of CNIC/NICOP and the original card must be returned to the concerned NADRA offices.
  • Applicants should apply for cancellation of CNIC/CRC/NICOP prior to the application process of POC if they are above 21 years.
  • Applicants who are foreign nationals should attach an affidavit with their application.
  • Overseas Pakistanis who have dual nationalities are recommended to apply for NICOP or provide a renunciation certificate, which proves the cancellation of their Pakistani CNIC.
  • CNIC/POC/NICOP/Passport of your parents/grandparents who are Pakistani nationals and relevant documents proving your relationship with them.
  • CNIC/POC/Passport of your siblings/relatives who are Pakistani nationals and relevant documents proving your relationship with them.
  • Attested copy of marriage certificate as well as CNIC/NICOP/Passport of your spouse, who is a Pakistani national. 

List of Countries Having Dual Nationality Arrangment with Pakistan

Countries Having Dual Nationality Arrangements with Pakistan
List of countries that are in arrangement with Pakistan for dual nationality

In case you are a resident of any of the below-mentioned countries, you may not have to surrender your nationality while applying for POC since these countries have dual nationality arrangements with Pakistan: 

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Netherlands a.k.a Holland
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • United Kingdom
  • United State of America
  • Bahrain
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Germany (only for children of Pakistani nationals who are born in Germany)

How to Apply for POC Online

Let’s take you through the online application process for the Pakistan Origin Card (POC), which is available at the Pak Identity website of NADRA, accessible from both mobile and desktop

  • The very step you need to take is to make an account on the Pak Identity Portal on NADRA.
  • Upon entering all the required information, you’ll get a confirmation/verification email and SMS.
  • Once you have logged in to your account on the website and clicked on the “Pakistan Origin Card”.
  • Select your query type. For example, you may either be applying for a new card, renewal application, modification of data or cancellation of POC.
  • Once you have selected your desired option, your application process will begin. Fill out the required details and attach all the documents in PDF format online.
  • You can easily pay for your application online by providing your debit or credit card details and entering the required amount.
  • In the next section of our blog, we are going to take a look at the application fee for POC, which also determines its processing and delivery time.

Fee Details for Different Types of Pakistan Origin Card (POC) Application

You can apply for POC with different modes of delivery. The application fee will also vary depending on your selected option. Further details in this regard are given in the table below:

Application TypeNormal (31 days)Urgent (23 days)Executive (7 days)
New CardUSD 150N/AUSD 200
Renewal of POCUSD 150N/AUSD 200
Modification of Data on POCUSD 200USD 250USD 300
Cancellation of POCN/AN/AUSD 15

Note: All the aforementioned POC application fee details have been fetched by the official Pak Identity website of NADRA.

1 COMMENT

  1. For recently expired poc what are the documents requirred. Must we submitt as a new application again. Or the copy of the card and photo with fees is sufficent. please advice before i make an acoount as previous one was made by the pakistan embassy singapore with hard copies

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