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Renew your CNIC (National Identity Card)

If your CNIC (National Identity Card) is expired, get it renewed from NADRA. Please see the procedure and other details below.

NADRA Office Timings:
CentersDaysTimings
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:
https://www.nadra.gov.pk/find-nearest-nrc/

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

NOTE : To see the Fee Structure in detail, Click below:
https://www.nadra.gov.pk/fee-structure/

Documents Required:
  • Your original CNIC
Procedure:
  1. Your “Normal CNIC” can be renewed easily
  2. On renewal, “Normal CNIC” can be converted into “Smart CNIC”
  3. For Smart CNIC, go to NADRA with a CNIC-holder blood-relative
  4. Blood-relatives are father/mother/brother/sister/son/daughter
  5. NADRA staff will take fingerprints of you and your blood-relative
  6. For fingerprints, avoid mehendi, dust or oil on fingers
  7. When CNIC is ready, NADRA informs by SMS on your mobile
  8. Get your CNIC personally from NADRA Centre on date
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DISCLAIMER: Information and procedures are collected from various websites and sources. The information on our website is not meant to be used for official purpose. It may be rather different from data taken from sources, lacking timely updation. Please share your experience, if any, in our "Comments Section" or email at our pakguide.pk@gmail.com to help improve our guidance.


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64 Comments

  1. Sir .
    I apply for the renewel of my cnic urgent and i then an emergency is happened i applyed on 25.8.2022
    Can i get my nic executive .

    1. Dear Mr.Fazl-e-Akbar,

      If you want to renew your CNIC urgently, you can pay “executive-fee” of Rs.2,150/- and you will get renewed CNIC within seven (07) days.

      Following is the renewal-fee details:-

      Normal Fee…….PKR 400 (delivery of CNIC in 30 days)
      Urgent Fee…….PKR 1150 (delivery of CNIC in 15 days)
      Executive Fee….PKR 2150 (delivery of CNIC in 07 days)

      Regards.
      PakGuide

  2. As Salam alaikum! thank you for this informative platform. My cnic will expire in July, so I am trying to get it renewed right now only, however, in online form, i do not know how to update my new address info. I live in DHA (Karachi) now, but it is not showing DHA Karachi anywhere. Please guide, I have searched “Karachi South” multiple times, but couldn’t find DHA.

    1. Ms.Sidra,

      W.Salam. Please search DHA-Karachi into Karachi Cantonment areas. DHA may not be falling into Karachi-South. Actually, ambiguity of areas falling into different Districts makes it difficult to search our area of residence.

      If your problem is not being resolved, please contact NADRA’s Help Line: 051-111-786-100. Even then, if there is no result, please lodge your complaint on NADRA’s link: https://complaints.nadra.gov.pk/.

      In case, you are presently in the country, please avoid this confusion and visit personally your nearest NADRA Centre with your original CNIC. You will get very easily renewed your CNIC with new address.

      .
      Regards.
      PakGuide

  3. Main ne online I.D card renewal k liye apply kia documents main continuously issue aa raha many time I resolve it but invain.I attached mother and husband cnic ,rent agreement,utility bill,picture,finget print.plz solve my problem one week se try kr rai hun but solve nai ho raha issue

    1. Ms. Ammara,

      If you are in country now, then please visit NADRA Centre with only your original CNIC. You will get renewed your CNIC very easily.

      But, if you are out of country, then please try again and again. Even then, your problem is not resolved, please contact on NADRA’s Help Line: 051-111-786-100.

      In case, problem is not resolved, please lodge a complaint on NADRA’s link: https://complaints.nadra.gov.pk/

      .
      Regards.
      PakGuide

  4. mera CNIC expire horha hai kia mujhy apny blood relatives ke sath jana paryga nadra ke headoffice? agar yes to aesa q hai ? me kesy unko itni lambi lines me lagwaun?

    1. Dear Mr.Feroz,

      Aap ko kisi blood-relative kay saath nahi jana parega. Apna original CNIC lay ker NADRA Centre akaylay tashreef lay jaen tau CNIC renew hojaega. Koi problem nahi hogi.

      Best wishes.
      PakGuide

  5. Sir,
    I need to know that my CNIC card is expired . Should I need to renew my card before getting nikkah-fied or I can attach my expired copy of cnic and then after nikkah I can request to issue new card ? Kindly let me know.

    1. Ms.Farhat,

      Af far as we know, on nikkah ceremony, the Nikkah-khwan maulvi sahib will accept your CNIC’s expired copy to attach with nikkah-nama record. However, a second-opinion may please be taken from groom’s nikkah-khwan. After nikkah, you can get renewed your CNIC with husband’s name and his address.

      On the other hand, you can get renewed CNIC before nikkah by paying an urgent fee. Following is a detail of renewal fees:-
      Normal Fee: Rs.400 (receive card within 30 days)
      Urgent Fee: Rs.1150 (receive card within 15 days)
      Executive Fee: Rs.2150 (receive card within 7 days)

      In light of above detail, you can decide what you feel more comfortable.

      .
      Regards.
      PakGuide

        1. Dear Mr.Usama,

          Aap Pakistan main kisi bhi jagah CNIC ko iss link pay online renew karwa saktay hain:-
          https://id.nadra.gov.pk/e-id/authenticate.PAK

          Online agar mushkil lagay tau phir KPK main NADRA Centre jaen. Ziada imkaan yehi hay keh woh renew kar daingay isliay keh aap ka KPK ka address bhi mojood hoga.

          Regards.
          PakGuide

  6. Aoa Sir,

    Mein online Pak Identity ki site pe CNIC ke renewal ke liye apply kar rha tha akhir mein sab hogiya lekin aik error agiya ke “You Can Not Apply Here As Your CNIC’s Expiry Date Is Greater Than One Year.Please Contact Nearest NADRA Center For Any Processing.” Tou meri online application is akhri step se complete nae horhi na submit horhi hai. Aur fees pehle he mangli unhone aur jama bhi hogae tou ye error fix kese hoga aur agr nae hoga tou kiya fees refundable hai?

    1. Dear Mr.Ijlal,

      Your fee is safe and will be refunded to you. Please visit nearest NADRA Centre and they will definitely manage your fee. Please do not worry. Thanks.

      Regards.
      PakGuide

  7. My question was about online?
    Asking again for your convenience.

    After three years of expiry could I get renewal ONLINE?

    1. Rules are same for renewal of CNIC by online or by visiting personally the NADRA Centre.
      Thanks.

    1. Dear Mr.Faisal,

      You can get renewed your CNIC anytime, even after three years of expiry. No problem.

      Regards.
      PakGuide

    1. Dear Mr.Imran Ali,

      Aap ko apnay saath father ko nahi lejana hoga. Sirf apna CNIC lay ker NADR Centre tashreef lay jaen, InshaAllah aap ka CNIC aasani say renew hojaega.

      Thanks.
      PakGuide

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