NADRA Slashes Smart Cards Fee by Half Starting Today

NADRA is officially decreasing the fee required for the issuance of new and renewal of the Smart National Identity Card (SNIC). Previously, interior minister Chauhdry Nisar had ordered NADRA to decrease the fee required for making a new SNIC to make it more accessible for people.

Official announcement

According to sources, NADRA is about to officially implement the new fee structure starting today.

The fee structure of the card is as follows:

  • Urgent:
    • New SMART Card: Rs. 800
    • Renewal: Rs. 800
    • Modification, duplication: Rs. 800
  • Executive:
    • New SMART Card: Rs. 1,600
    • Renewal: Rs. 1.600
    • Modification, duplication: Rs. 1,600

According to details, the fee for regular card might also see a revision.

Home delivery

NADRA management has decided to set a fee of Rs. 100 for inland home delivery of the Smart Card.

This is a first for NADRA, and would certainly help the elderly and disabled persons, who would need to wait in queues for hours just to get their card renewed. The general public would also benefit from this by removing the added hassle of getting the card after waiting in the queue again.

Furthermore it would help reduce the amount of people waiting in line and lessen the load for NADRA’s officials issuing the cards.

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      • actually normal cards are being abolished. and there will be only smart cards in future. and plans are Free for first time and 400/- for normal smart cards.. but currently not applicable

          • basically nothing special for user at this stage. however a large user base is required to offer solutions which would be based upon these smart cards by different organizations from public/ private sector and that would be the right time to enjoy the advantages of smart card but currently.. only wait .. nothing special

              • hmm…sorry for inconvenience…I also observed few such cases.. your suggestion will be forwarded to HQ Islamabad.

                • Hey I am from Lahore. Can you pleasetell how much would i need to pay to change my present address? Also If i need it urgently do I have to pay additional fee for that? waiting for your earliest reply

                  • 1600 is fee for executive and if you want home delivery. then 100 additional but it will not affect speed. only difference is to get your card delivered at home. average time for executive processing is 4 to 6 days (working days)

                    • Technically speaking, executive is a category name.. Can be of any product e.g. id card, nicop, b-form, FRC etc… Smart card is a technology for ID cards/ nicops … It can be normal or executive …hope u get the point

                • If I apply for present address modification from Executive Center then how many days will it take? Actually i need my card asap with new address :(
                  one more thing will they take new photo of me in this case?

                  • every time you apply for any thing like modification, reprint lost, your bio metrics are captured. Executive cards are being delivered withing 4/6 days usually…

  • Some days ago I applied online for my cnic reprint(as I lost my chic) and they charge 1100 for reprint.why not go for smart card if it is actually 400 or 800.?I haven’t paid anything.

    • Online is different case . it is executive catagory… 800 for urgent 25 days catagory in smart card

  • 1- Would NADRA introduce a scheme of Franchises so that shops like Composing Centres, Photostates, Customer Services Centres etc may be authorized to facilitate public? Any idea?
    2 – Whether providing services to public by Composing Centres or similar shops is legal in present scenario?

  • Sir mainy n.i.c.o.p overseas card Applay kia ha 23.8.16 ko tracking no ha 108121300779 ha sir wapis kab tak mily gaa mainy khuch din tak traval karna haa
    My no 03217513181 plz contect me And inform me..


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