How to Apply for a CNIC in Karachi – A Guide to NADRA Offices


NADRA Centre’s in Karachi
NADRA’s Fee Schedule
NADRA’s Office Timings
NADRA Helpline
NADRA Services

Do you want to upgrade your current Identity card? Or want to recover your lost CNIC? No matter why you’re looking for NADRA offices in Karachi, you’ll need to find the nearest centre to save time and solve the issue. We’ve reduced the legwork for you and compiled a list of all the functional offices in the city. 

Let’s begin!

NADRA ID Card Requirements

NADRA's office door/taken from official page on Facebook
NADRA’s Office Gateway/ taken from official page Facebook

The National Identity Card is issued to individuals above the age of 18 years. It contains a 13-digit number that is used to identify a person as a Pakistani citizen. 

Fresh Registration of National Identity Card (NIC)

In case parents or blood relatives are available: 

  • Original/copy of S/CNIC-S/NICOP
  • Physical presence of parents/blood relatives for Biometric Verification on CNICF

In case parents or blood relative ID Card holder are not available: 

  • Original/copy of S/CNIC-S/NICOP of parents/blood relatives

Any one of following Document(s):

  • CRC or matric equivalent certificate/mark sheet
  • Domicile or passport
  • Attestation of CNICF

In case parents or blood relatives of the ID card holder are not present while documents aren’t available either:

  • Original S/CNIC-S/NICOP of parents/blood relatives
  • Biometric Witness of any CNIC holder along with affidavit (as per format)
  • Interview with case officer
  • Attestation of CNICF

Note: Presence of applicants in all three cases is mandatory.

Identity Card’s Features

Here are the features of the National Identity Card issued by NADRA in Karachi: 

Note: NADRA issues a Smart Computerised National Identity Card in both Urdu and English languages.

NADRA Centres in Karachi

NADRA's Mega Centre in Karachi
NADRA’s Mega Centre in Karachi

According to the official website, NADRA has more than 560 registration centres spread across the country and 13 other offices located in foreign countries. Here are some of the branches of NADRA centres in Karachi, along with their address and contact:

Office Title AddressContact Number
NADRA Executive Office SaddarNear Saddar Passport office, Karachi021-99206352
NADRA Centre Gulistan-e- JoharBlock 15 near Income Building, Gulistan-e-Johar, KarachiNot Available
NADRA Executive Office CliftonB-7, Quality Arcade near Shawn Circle, Clifton021-35308063
NADRA Office Awami MarkazAwami Markaz, Shah-re-Faisal021-99240546
NADRA Centre KorangiUC-6 Building, Gulshan-e-Hadeed Phase-1, Near Bank Al-Habib, Bin Qasim Town021-34717652
NADRA Centre Shah Faisal ColonyKMC office, water Board Shah Faisal colony, Town021-34599569
NADRA Centre LiaquatabadLiaquatabad Town Office, KMC Building, Nazimabad-3, Karachi021-36600096-97
NADRA Centre MalirUC-07 Office Building, 37/C Near Babar Market021-35023645
NADRA Executive Office Shahrah-e-QuaideenPlot no 85-c, Saleem Tower, Khudadad Colony021-34555585
NADRA Office LyariUC-10, Mullah Fazal Hall, Chakiwara Road Near Al- Jameel Hotel, Lyari021-32546688

The Mega Centres are open 24-hours:

  • NADRA Mega Centre DHA

Address: Service Road, 18th East Street, Phase 1, DHA.

  • NADRA Mega Centre North Nazimabad

Address:  Plot No D15/1, Euro Twin Tower, Block L, North Nazimabad Town, Karachi

How to Track NADRA ID Card Application Status?

For tracking down ID, follow these steps: 

  • Open the message app on your phone. 
  • Draft a message by adding your application tracking ID. 
  • Send the text message to 8400.

Once delivered, you will get a message from the NADRA portal. It will notify you of the status of your application.  

NADRA Fee Schedule

Are you aware of the identity card fee? Well, here’s a list of charges:

New CNICPKR 1,150PKR 2,150
CNIC ModificationPKR 400PKR 1,150PKR 2,150
CNIC DuplicatePKR 400PKR 1,150PKR 2,150
CNIC RenewalPKR 400PKR 1,150PKR 2,150
New Smart NICPKR 750PKR 1,500PKR 2,500
Smart NIC Modification
PKR 750

PKR 1,500

PKR 2,500
Smart NIC DuplicatePKR 750PKR 1,500PKR 2,500
Smart NIC RenewalPKR 750PKR 1,500PKR 2,500

Prices in US Dollars for Overseas

New NICOPUSD 17-36USD 27-56USD 37-72
NICOP ModificationUSD 17-36USD 27-54USD 37-72
NICOP DuplicateUSD 17-36USD 27-54USD 37-72
NICOP RenewalUSD 17-36USD 27-54USD 37-72

Prices in US Dollars for Overseas

Type NormalUrgentExecutive
New Smart NICOPUSD 20-39USD 30-57USD 40-75
Smart NICOP Modification
USD 20-39

USD 30-57

USD 40-75
Smart NICOP Duplicate
USD 20-39

USD 30-57

USD 40-75
Smart NICOP Renewal
USD 20-39

USD 30-57

USD 40-75


  • CNIC Cancellation for a deceased person costs PKR 50.
  • Child Registration Certificate or CRC New/ Duplicate/Modification costs PKR 50 in normal and for executive –  it’s PKR 500.
  • Family Registration Certificate/FCR charges are PKR 1,000 in normal. For executives, it is PKR 1,000.

NADRA’s Office Timings

The only branch that remains open for 24 hours is the NADRA Mega Centres.

You can also visit the Executive offices and Registration centers, following are the days and timings.

  • Days: Monday to Saturday
  • Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

NADRA Helpline

  • For those who are using Mobilink, Zong, Ufone, and Telenor dial: 7000
  • For lines and overseas dial: 051-111-786-100

NADRA Services 

These are the documents currently being issued by NADRA offices in Karachi:

  • CNIC/ Computerised National Identity Card
  • NICOP or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis
  • Pakistan Origin Card (POC)
  • CRC/ Child Registration Certificate
  • Cancellation Certificate
  • Juvenile Card (JV)
  • FRC/Family Registration Certificate

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