PAKISTAN ORIGIN CARD
Pakistani citizens, with dual nationality, with valid work
visa, valid student visa or permanent residence card in a country outside Pakistan
are not eligible for POC but are eligible for National Identity Card for
Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP).
Pakistan Origin Card is solely for individuals with one foreign nationality and
annulled Pakistani Citizenship, but has sufficient link with Pakistan in one of the following ways:
Pakistani Citizens: Any
person who does not currently hold Pakistani citizenship but has ever remained
a Pakistani citizen in his/her lifetime.
persons are however excluded from this category:
person who was deprived of Pakistan citizenship by an order passed by the
Federal Government under subsection (2) or subsection (3) of section 16 of the
Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951).
person who ceased to be a Pakistani citizen upon creation of Bangladesh pursuant to subsection
(1) of section 16-A of the Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951).
Pakistani citizen who was domiciled in the territories of the hitherto Province
of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) but who, before 16th December 1971, ceased to
be a Pakistani citizen and acquired the nationality or citizenship of a foreign
country (excluding India and Israel) unless he or she can prove at least one of
his living relatives to be presently a citizen of Pakistan.
person currently holding citizenship or nationality of Israel or India.
with links to Pakistan: The
following persons are eligible to apply for POC in this category:
person who has never been a Pakistani citizen but any of whose parents or
grandparents is/was a citizen of Pakistan at any time during
his/her lifetime, provided that
(i) At least one of
his living relatives is presently a Pakistani citizen;
(ii) He is not, and never
was, a citizen or national of India or Israel;
(iii) None of his parents or
grandparents has ever been a citizen or national of India or Israel unless such parent
after having acquired Pakistani citizenship never acquired/re-acquired
citizenship or nationality of India or Israel.
person who has never been a Pakistani citizen but who either himself, or any of
whose parents or grandparents
(i) Was born in the
territories included in the Indo-Pak sub-continent;
(ii) Was domiciled in the
territories now included in Pakistan; and
(iii) Who acquired the
citizenship or nationality of a foreign state or country before the commencement
of the Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951 (II of 1951) i.e. 13th
Such person shall have to prove that at least one of his living relatives is
presently a Pakistani citizen. This category however excludes all persons who
are, or have ever been, citizens or nationals of India or Israel.
Pakistani citizens stranded in Bangladesh, i.e. those who
continue to be citizens of Pakistan pursuant to the first
proviso to subsection (1) of section 16-A of the Pakistan Citizenship Act, 1951
(II of 1951), may not apply for POC.
Pakistani citizens who are holding dual
nationality or are only on work or residence permit in a country outside Pakistan are not eligible for
POC but eligible for National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis.
Application Procedure for POC:
- Application may be made for a new card or for
renewal of a card. Renewal is
needed upon expiry of the validity period of the old card, or duplicate in case of misplaced or
lost, or changed in case of any
change in card or cancellation in case of death of applicant.
- This is applicable only to a person not holding Pakistani NIC or
passport. The details of applicable ground on the bases of which applying
for NICOP must be specified that applicant is whether by birth or by relation or having any immoveable property in Pakistan or any other grounds (please
specify any other grounds on extra page).
- Full name must be mentioned in block letters
(First, Middle, Last).
- Please mention Place of Birth in the sequence;
City or Town, State/Province/Country.
- NIC/NICOP/POC number, if any.
- Present nationality (other than Pakistani
- Provide details of Pakistani passport and
- Father's full name must be mentioned in block
letters (First, Middle, Last).
- Father's present nationality.
- Father's NIC/ NICOP/POC number, if any.
- Mother's name (First, Middle, Last).
- Mother's nationality.
- Mother's NIC/ NICOP/POC number, if any.
- Married person should write their spouse's name
(First, Middle, Last).
- Spouse's present nationality.
- Spouse's NIC/ NICOP/POC NO. if any
- Present address on which applicant can be
contacted and POC may be delivered. Mistake or incomplete/inaccurate
information provided here may result in delays or non-delivery of the
- Permanent address in Pakistan,
if any. Foreigner spouses of Pakistani citizens may mention the permanent
address of their spouses in Pakistan.
- Shade on which addresses you want the card to be
- Mention children, if space is insufficient, use
- Complete information about relative,
relationship with applicant, his/her CNIC or NICOP number, present address
and telephone number.
- Kashmiri’s will fill this information
- If you have ever been deprived of Pakistani
citizenship by an order of the Government of Pakistan passed under
subsection (2) or subsection (3) of section 16 of the Pakistan Citizenship
Act, 1951 (II of 1951), please shade the applicable box.
- The box adjacent to the appropriate answer is to
be ticked or checked
- Select the appropriate answer and shade the box
adjacent to the choice applicable in your case. In respect of education,
select only the highest level of education. Profession may be identified
even if unemployed.
- It is mandatory to fill in this block.
Unanswered will be treated as incomplete from and will be rejected.
- Paste your picture with blue background in the
respective block. Signatures and thumb impression must be clearly affixed
in BLACK INK only.
Required Documents for POC:
Completed POC Application Form.
photographs (passport size).
Copy of Foreign
1 proof of Pakistani origin:
Copy of Pakistani
Copy of National
ID card (NIC / CNIC / NICOP).
Proof of property
owned in Pakistan
Proof of relationship
with a Pakistani; e.g. (Marriage or
Birth Certificate), along with the relative's Pakistani passport or
NIC / CNIC / NICOP.
draft or money order in the name of “NADRA-Pakistan” for CD $100 for adults, CD$50 for Children under 18
years of age and CD $10 additional for the DHL service charges from NADRA
Pakistan to your residence in Canada.
For POC status online, please see POC tracking on www.nadra.gov.pk.
For further information and concerns on POC please contact designated
official for overseas cards NADRA Pakistan” Facilitation Cell, POC: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone number: 0092-51-9208606 and 0092-51-90391918.