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March 29, 2017

Pakistan Origin Card for Foreigners of Pakistani Origin

Pakistan Origin Card (POC)

Pakistan Origin Card is issued to facilitate the eligible foreigners. This card is for those foreigners who have some roots in Pakistan i.e. of Pakistani Origin. For that purpose candidate has to supply some proof of his origin which can be his old CNIC or CNIC of his any living relative etc. NADRA is empowered to issue the POC to those foreigners who have some roots in Pakistan and it provides following facilities;

  • 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 account in Pakistan

Procedure to obtain the POC

First of all you need to get the POC form which you can download by clicking on the link given below.

You need to fill the form and submit it with all required documents at any of NADRA’s registration centers inland/abroad or at Pakistan Embassies abroad. Officials at centers will see the original documents and attach the attested copies with form along with Bank Receipt/draft for POC. After checking they will send your documents to NADRA HQ and you will receive your card aft processing and printing.

Documents required for POC

  • Complete POC form
  • 2 latest photographs
  • Bank Draft for fee payment on account of POC
  • Affidavit of ex-Pakistani having CNIC
  • Copy of foreign passport
  • Marriage Certificate of married applicants attested by Pakistani Mission or Foreign Office
  • At least one proof of Pakistani Origin (Copy of own CNIC or living relative’s CNIC)
  • Renunciation Certificate/ Undertaking if applicable
  • English translated copy endorsed by Concerned Embassy/Consulate/Foreign Office will be required if required document is not in Urdu/English.

From Where to Collect the POC Card

  • If you are out of Pakistan, you can collect from Pakistan Mission.
  • If you are in Pakistan, you can collect your card from NADRA Central Distribution Point (CDC)
  • You can also select the home delivery option.

POC Form Download

Click on link below to download the POC form in PDF format.

POC Form


Fresh / Renewal(with no change) Modification Duplicate Cancellation of NICOP/NIC/CNIC Fresh Modification/ Duplicate/Renewal
Above 18 Years Below 18 Years Above 18 Years Below 18 Years
(US$) (US$) (US$) (US$) (US$) (US$) (US$)
Europe/Far East/USA& Australia 45 50 Cancellation not be processed in Normal 100 50 150 80
Middle East 25 30 100 50 150 80
Europe/Far East/USA& Australia 50 60 120 150 80 200 150 200
Middle East 30 50 120 150 80 200 150 200
Europe/Far East/USA& Australia 60 100 150 200 100 300 200 300
Middle East 35 60 150 200 100 300 200 300

Age Change Fee.

(Age change fee is addition to modification fee)

Category / Type Fee in US$
Up to 1 Year 15
More than 1 year and up to 2 years 25
More than 2 years and up to 3 years 40
More than 3 years 65
Second Time Age Change 125

Note: a) Aforementioned fee is excluding home delivery charges (optional) @ US$ 10/- per applicant).


  1. Dear sir
    My BAHU is Indonesian and my son is Pakiatani National they both are working in Dubai
    recently they make marriage in Pakistan karachi and beck to Dubai for work Now she want to
    maki CNIC or COP.
    pl guide me
    thanks and regards

  2. Hanif Mohammad says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have POC and is in Pakistan now.If I am sick ,can I do treatment in government hospitals as it becomes right of a person to go hospital when is sick?

    Pls reply to me personal gmail account.

  3. I read on Nadra website, Pakistani Government to issuing or renewing POC card for Pakistani national spouse who doesn’t have any roots with Pakistan but if she already have POC card and not expire yet can she still travel to Pakistan till the poc card expire?

    Thank you

  4. manzar rajpoot says:

    if i have a friend who hold’s american passport and is not able to apply for poc in america …can i apply for him from here ? if i attach all the documents and pay the fee here ? please let me know as soon as possible

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