Pakistani citizens who intend to immigrate or relocate abroad to pursue educational or professional goals should apply for NICOP. On the other hand, Pakistanis and foreigners who frequently visit and work in the country should apply for the Pakistani Origin Card (POC) as it has many advantages.
In today’s world, you can easily apply for Pakistan Origin Card (POC) online from anywhere on the desktop and mobile platforms. Are you wondering how? We’ll have you covered. Here we walk you through the entire POC application process in an orderly fashion. So be sure to read this article to the end.
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ADVANTAGES OF PAKISTAN ORIGINAL PAPER (POC
According to the official NADRA website, as a holder of a POC, you can enjoy the following benefits:
Multiple entries without visa for Pakistan.
Unlimited stay in Pakistan except for reporting to local law enforcement authorities and relevant aliens registration offices.
POC holders can buy, sell and dispose of movable and immovable property anywhere in Pakistan.
They also enjoy the privilege of opening and managing bank accounts in Pakistan.
Hassle-free immigration process from / to Pakistan to multiple destinations across the world.
A replacement of the identity card as proof of identity in the country.
POC holders can also apply for a job in Pakistan during their stay.
Am I eligible to apply to the POC?
Certain conditions establish the eligibility criteria for POCs for individuals. According to the official NADRA website, you can only apply for the Pakistani Origin Card (POC) if:
You were a Pakistani citizen and renounced citizenship (depending on your country of residence).
You are a foreigner married to a Pakistani citizen
You are a foreigner and your parents or grandparents are or were Pakistani citizens.
You are a foreigner and all of your brothers or relatives are from or originally from Pakistan.
It should also be noted that the Pakistani state does not issue POCs to citizens of India, Israel, Taiwan or any other country not recognized by the diplomatic authorities concerned.
DOCUMENT REQUIRED FOR THE POC ONLINE APPLICATION
Wondering what documents are needed to apply for the Pakistani Origin Card (POC)? Here is the list of documents listed on the official NADRA website. To take a look!
A copy of the CNIC / NICOP and the original card must be returned to the relevant NADRA offices.
Applicants should make a cancellation request to CNIC / CRC / NICOP prior to the POC application process if they are over 21 years old.
Foreign applicants must attach an affidavit to the application.
Overseas Pakistani citizens with dual nationality are advised to apply for the NICOP or provide an exemption certificate attesting to the cancellation of their Pakistani CNIC.
CNIC / POC / NICOP / passport of your parents / grandparents who are Pakistani citizens and relevant documents proving your relationship with them.
CNIC / POC / passport of your siblings / parents who are Pakistani citizens and relevant documents proving your relationship with them.
Certified copy of marriage certificate and CNIC / NICOP / passport of the spouse of Pakistani nationality.
LIST OF DOUBLE NATIONALITY COUNTRIES WITH PAKISTAN
If you reside in one of the countries listed below, you may not have to relinquish your nationality when applying for POC as these countries have dual nationality agreements with Pakistan:
Netherlands aka Holland
united states of america
Germany (only for children of Pakistani citizens born in Germany)
HOW TO REQUEST A POC ONLINE
Be guided through the online application process for the Pakistan Origin Card (POC), available on NADRA’s Pak Identity website and accessible on mobile and desktop devices
The real step to take is to create an account on the Pak Identity Portal on NADRA.
After entering all the required information, you will receive a confirmation / confirmation email and SMS.
After logging into your account on the website and clicking on “Pakistan Origin Card”.
Choose the type of query. For example, you can apply for a new card