Duplicate NIC

Apply for Duplicate CNIC (National Identity Card)

If CNIC (National Identity Card) is lost/ damaged, get its Duplicate (Reprint) from NADRA. Please see the procedure and other details below.

NADRA Office Timings:
Mega Registration Centers7 Days a week24 Hours
Normal BranchesMonday to Friday09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Centers / Branches:

For your nearest NADRA Center / Branch, Click below:

Fee Structure:
NormalRs. 40030 Days
UrgentRs. 115015 Days
ExecutiveRs. 215007 Days

NOTE : To see the Fee Structure in detail, Click below:

Documents Required:
  • Your CNIC Number OR Photocopy of CNIC
  1. Officer will take your fresh fingerprints, photo and signatures
  2. For fingerprints, avoid mehendi / dust / oil on fingers
  3. When CNIC is ready, NADRA will send SMS on your mobile
  4. Receive your CNIC personally from NADRA Office on date
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    1. Dear Mr.Waqas Ali,

      Please lodge FIR and this FIR will make you safe. If your CNIC is misused, you can show FIR that this CNIC was not in your use. Please go to NADRA with following documents:-

      1) Your original CNIC
      2) Original and photocopy of FIR

      NADRA will issue to you a DUPLICATE CNIC.


  1. My wife has lost her cnic, do i need to get the F. I. R done for the issuance of new cnic from NADRA or it can be obtained without F. I. R, pls confirm

    1. Dear Mr.Mohsin Ali,

      FIR is necessary and the FIR makes you safe. If your wife’s CNIC is misused, you can show FIR that this CNIC was not in your use. Please go to NADRA with following documents:-

      1) Your original CNIC
      2) Photocopy of your wife’s CNIC
      3) Original and photocopy of FIR

      NADRA will issue your wife a DUPLICATE CNIC.


  2. I have lost my cnic what will be the status of my lost cnic if I make duplicate cnic??
    can anybody miss misuse it?
    can anybody misuse it??

    1. Dear Mr.Shah,

      Your lost CNIC can be misused, but chances of misuse are very low, because now-a-days “fingerprints” are mostly required and therefore misuse of CNIC becomes very difficult. After the Issue Date of your Duplicate CNIC, you are not responsible for any transaction of old (lost) CNIC.

      Best regards,

  3. Assalamualaikum.
    Sir my mother apply two time’s for C.N.I.C but it was not came .we ask on counter but they said we don’t have card . So plz guide me what should we do now .

    1. Dear Mr.Adnan,

      Jab aap nay NADRA ko apply kiya tha tau NADRA nay aapko receipt di hogi. Iss receipt pay “Tracking ID” bhi diya hota hay. Iss Tracking ID number ko mobile kay zaryay 8400 pay send karain. NADRA say aapko SMS aega jis main aapkay CNIC ki tafseel hogi keh CNIC iss waqt kahan hay. Normal CNIC 30 din kay baad milta hay. Kabhi kabhi late bhi hosakta hay. Aap pareshan na hon.

      Thanks & regards,

    1. Dear Mr.Mazhar Siddiqui,

      Following documents are required:-

      1) Photocopy or number of your CNIC
      2) Original FIR and its photocopy

      NADRA’s procedure is very easy and you will find very soon the Duplicate of your CNIC.


  4. Sir i want to change my address mean i want the other address where i am living now but i dont want to change my permanent address what is the procedure please my uncle is on lahor and he has own home and i am living with him in his home and i want to change my address please tell me the procedure

    1. Dear Mr.Shehraz Muhammad,

      It means, you are living in Lahore and you want to change “Present Address” only. It is not difficult. Please go to any NADRA Centre with following documents:-

      1) Your original CNIC
      2) Your uncle’s CNIC (original or photocopy)
      3) Latest original Utility Bill in your uncle’s name and address

      NADRA staff will guide you everything. You will find soon a new CNIC with new “Present Address” and your “Permanent Address” will remain the same.

      Best regards,

  5. Assalam-O-Alaikum. Sir I have double address of Karachi in my CNIC. I need to change permanent address with present address. Have property documents in Mother name. Both Mother and Father have died. Sister is married. Only waterbill is in my mother name. My wife CNIC have both address same. What is NADRA procedure to change karachi permanent address, thank you

    1. Dear Mr.Shabbir,

      Walaykum Assalam……….We are sorry for late reply to your question. We hope you will not mind it. Thanks.

      As you said, your parents are died and Allah may rest their souls in peace and Jannat, aamin. The property documents are in your mother name. Please go to any NADRA Centre with following documents:-

      1) Original property documents. NADRA Officer will take photocopy of only two pages
      2) Original CNIC/ or photocopy/ or CNIC number of your mother
      3) Original latest Water Bill (in mother name) with photocopy
      4) Your original CNIC

      Show the above documents to NADRA Officer and say to them that you want to change Permanent Address on your CNIC. The NADRA staff is good and they will fully guide you. After receiving your new CNIC with new permanent address, you can also very easily change addresses on your wife’s CNIC.

      Please go to NADRA Centre at any day (from Monday to Friday) at 9.00 am to avoid rush of people at the Centre.

      Best Regards,

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