Re-Verify Your NADRA CNIC and Family Tree through SMS

NADRA has formally launched the SMS service for family members verification. This service allows any registered CNIC holder to check who else is registered under the same family tree.

If there is any person who isn’t a family member and registered as a part of your family, you can report it to NADRA, so that the authority can take appropriate action against such individuals.

NADRA has started sending SMS messages to the family heads regarding the procedure, however you can still check the status even if you aren’t the head of family.

How to Verify NADRA CNIC through SMS?

  • Send your CNIC number (with or without dashes) to 8008
  • In return you will get the names of all registered persons in your family.
  • If you’re satisfied with the list, reply the message with 2, but if there is any person registered as your family member you don’t know ─ notify the authority by replying with 1.

Family heads, or even if you are not head of a family, can send their NADRA CNIC number to 8008, and in response they will get the names of people with-in their family tree.

How to Identify Illegal NADRA CNIC Holders?

Just in case if you don’t know, NADRA maintains the list of members in each family. There’s no way of getting a card, unless its registered in one of the family trees that are already registered with NADRA.

Illegal NADRA CNIC card holders are inducted in family trees, to look legit. However, with this 8008 service you can identify any unknown names/persons who are appearing in your family tree.

All such unknown names or persons should be reported to NADRA immediately.

There is one major drawback of this service is that anyone who knows your CNIC number can get a complete list of your family members and their names.

Please note

We are receiving reports that SMS aren’t currently going through Telenor. We are anticipating that service will be available on all networks pretty soon.

Also, this re-verification drive will officially start from July 1st, 2016.


  • umer

    Any sms charges?

    • Waqas khan

      free with zong

      • Kazim

        Free with Zong, thatz why no reply now its 30min. over.

      • Syn

        No reply from Zong

    • free with ufone ..instant reply

      • Mazhar Abbas

        I HAVE CHECKED WITH UFONE AND MOBILINK NUMBER. I SENT MY ID CARD NUMBER TO 8008 BUT TILL TIME NO RESPONCE.

  • SMS sending fails to 8008. Telenor

    • Kazim

      Please note

      We are receiving reports that SMS aren’t currently going through
      Telenor. We are anticipating that service will be available on all networks
      pretty soon.

      Also, this re-verification drive will officially
      start from July 1st, 2016.

      • SMS sending now works

      • jahangir adil

        not receiving sms through ufone i have try many times bot not receiving nadra sms

    • Ali

      Telenor always provides worst service and internet speed.

  • Suhaib Malik

    I used ufone today to verify and it worked well for me.

    • Arsalan

      How you get that they send ma a msg
      this service will be available after 1 july 2016

      • Suhaib Malik

        I am not sure why you get this message. I used ufone postpaid connection to check this. I received my family members name which I responded with “2” (all good) and than I received message “Thank You — NADRA Re-VERIFICATION Service”

      • Kazim

        Please note

        Also, this re-verification drive will officially start from July 1st, 2016.

  • KhurramKz

    It is working for Ufone, I’ve just checked now & the list i get was also correct & replied them with 2.

    • umer

      What is charges?

      • KhurramKz

        Not sure, that they have deducted some charges for it or not !! as i have super card package on ufone & balance i’ve checked seems same as it was.

        • umer

          ok thank you

      • Aamir Ijaz

        2.39/Sms from Warid.

  • Haris

    Just sent, haven’t received the response yet.

  • Hassan

    Not working with Telenor and Warid.

    • Ali Yousuf

      Working fine on warid

      • Osama

        Yup Working Fine On Warid :)

  • Waqas khan

    in zong its free

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Telenor…. Wake up……

    • Bilal Shahid

      It states that the campaign will officially start on 1st july 2016.

    • Kazim

      Please note

      We are receiving reports that SMS
      aren’t currently going through Telenor. We are anticipating that service
      will be available on all networks pretty soon.

      Also, this re-verification drive will officially start from July 1st, 2016.

      • AQ

        Just say Good job Zong, Ufone and Warid…

  • Hamza

    Working fine with Waird…

  • Muhammad Shafiq

    What about families living out of pakistan, like saudi arabia dubai UAE etc. How they can verify their family members cnic numbers?

    • KhurramKz

      I guess there should be a way to use country code or some thing similar like that in order to sent sms from other country, try first adding +92 it might work !!

  • asad

    Not working with and without dash both

  • ST

    I tried twice today and no reply so far!

  • Ummar Hussain

    Sms is not working not a valid number as it says.

  • umer

    What happened to disqus?

  • Abid Raza

    No reply from zong

  • Ibrahim

    What about overseas Pakistanis like me…

  • Zafar Iqbal

    Is there any way to get family members list from abroad like Germany?

  • Tayyeb Sheikh

    From Warid: I got reply of my all family members list and its is correct. I replied it with 2.
    Shall any one confirm that my Nadra CNIC Family Verification completes or i have to visit any NADRA office to face the long queue ?

    • pakearner789

      All done no more verification required from your end

  • Naval Vaswani

    Not able to send from Mobilink too

  • Hasan

    Works on ufone. Replied with 2. Are they suppose to tell us that we are verified now? No response after sending 2.

    • Fayez Najeeb

      I did get a response Thank you for reverification etc immediately.

      • Hasan

        Thanks for sharing. I still received nothing after 24 hours. Should I do it again or just leave it?

        • Osama

          Leave It Till 1st Of July :)

  • vortex

    For tree verification, are they sending just the names, or, CNIC numbers as well? If there is an Aslam in my tree, how do I know that Aslam is indeed my family member, and not someone with same name but different CNIC?

    • Fayez Najeeb

      You’ll just get full names. No NIC number.

  • Salman Qamar

    How much Govt is earning per SMS.

    • Junaid Khan

      none

  • Sami

    How does it work for international SMS for overseas pakistanis.

    • dev

      For oversees Pakistanis, the facility will be available on Pak ID portal soon.

  • Ali Junaid

    Sent SMS from Ufone, but no response. SMS to Telenor didn’t deliver.

  • Muhammad Shoaib

    charges are 2 rupees 10 paisas…

  • pyari

    A few things I can’t help wondering:
    Suppose there’s an outsider in my family tree and he/she has an ID card issued. He sends a message to 8008 & in turn receives the whole list of my family members and then quite conveniently, replies with 2 successfully fooling this system into believing that there’s nothing wrong with my family tree.

    So is there anything the real family member can do in such a situation?

    What happens next if you let nadra know that there indeed is something wrong with your family tree?

    • Mubashir Mahmood

      I think NADRA will do verifcation it self also

      • Gama Sennin Jiraiya

        i think when real family members will reply 1, they will look into the matter.

  • Muzaffar Zahoor Fatani

    Have not received confirmation when responded with 2.

  • Saqib

    It says the service will officially start from July 1st, If I make a confirmation before the said date, will it count?

    • Osama

      Yes It Will Count Also :)

  • Abdullah

    Any information regarding verifying CNIC from abroad?

    • dev

      The facility will be available on Pak ID portal soon.

  • Kazim

    No Reply from 8008. Zong

    • Saqib

      same here, no reply from zong.

    • Adnan

      same here

  • Arslan Ejaz

    Working on Warid but they are charging 3rs+tax on each message. :(

  • Fayez Najeeb

    Telenor unfortunately doesn’t work. I tried from Ufone and it worked seamlessly!

  • Babar

    Can we re-verify our CNIC through online?

  • Waqar hanif

    Its works on mobilink

  • Tariq

    worked fine on warid. good service

  • Saad

    Not getting any reply since yesterday.

  • saraboulos

    its worked on ufone,,

  • Mudassir

    What if the message doesn’t list a member who already holds a valid CNIC?

    • dev

      That isn’t a big issue. You can rectify this by either going to an NRC or through the e-FRC online application on Pak ID portal. This initiative is to ensure no outsider is part of your family.

  • awais zaki

    message not sending with telenor even i have credit.

  • fareed Ahmed

    the SMS service 8008 for verification of CNIC Details. It is a good step by NADRA in current situation but at the same time this service has security flaws as anyone who knows my CNIC number or a photocopy of my CNIC can access to the every details of my family members with names and gender. In the disorganized and risky environment of Pakistan, this flaw may lead to other security threats. Therefore there should have been a secret way or code, or the name of mother only known to the individual or the family head who can verify my registration details.

    • Akif Janjua

      Sir do you think they care about your personal information? No one is going to ask them how the family tree got ghosts.. who accessed their Database? How? Its easy to put burden of proof of being citizen of Pakistan on the people of Pakistan :)

  • Rashid Malik

    Why do one need to send his CNIC number when our phone numbers are already registered against our CNICs? One ought to send a blank sms and NADRA could then extract our CNIC number against that sim number and verify ones family tree.

  • Zaki Uddin

    Did the verification from mobilink, 5 rupee deducted for 2 sms at 8008

  • Muhammad Shahnawaz

    Mobilink per sms charges R.s2.39

  • Sumaira Jannat

    I am a Mobilink Customer and got reply just within 5 mins. #ProudMobilinkUser :)

    • umer

      5 mins ? mujhe to 10 second se pehle aagaya tha on ufone

  • Ghazanfar

    For those who are out of Pakistan is there any alternative option for verification like by visiting nadra Web portal?

    • dev

      For oversees Pakistanis, this facility is going to be available on the Pak ID portal soon.

  • Junaid Khan

    could not fetch data……
    this is what im receiving in response

  • Mubashir Mahmood

    What if anyone knows any CNIC number and deliberately go for 1st option?

  • Ayaz Ahmed

    Sending fell by Telenor ………. What should I do now??

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    Free with Ufone. Got instant reply!

  • nadalam

    It is a good step by NADRA in current situation but at the same time this service has security flaws as anyone who knows your CNIC number or have a photocopy of your CNIC can access to the very detail of your family members with names and gender. In the chaotic and unsafe environment of Pakistan, this flaw may lead to other security threats. Therefore there should have been a secret way, a code or access through only registered mobile number or email only known to the concerned individual or the family head who can verify his or her registration details.

    As in all the file records of banks, schools, courts, telephone, electricity, mobile phone, Internet providers, academic institutions, and even the so called promotional schemes of various companies, the photocopy of CNIC is a must that can easily expose the all important CNIC number to the unauthorized persons who can mal handle the vital information related to that person.

    • I’m glad someone has pointed out the privacy concern.
      From what I can read from the ads in the newspaper, the details will be only sent to the mobile of the Family Head.

      I’ll have it tested and update you.

      • nadalam

        No…. on any cell phone number! You just need to type in the CNIC number and send it to 8008, anyone can access these details without any problem. Your driver, the meter reader, the shopkeeper, any banker, clerk, …just name it. If the CNIC is of the head of the family, there will be full detail and otherwise the full detail of your family members.

    • Update: I was able to pull names of at least 4 families for I was definitely not the head.
      Clearly a security and privacy risk since the PII can be stolen and lead to Identity Thefts.

      • adil

        Yes its flow of security risk. But not that much. if you don’t give your cnic

  • ehsan

    ab nadra ki galtion ko pak ki awam rectify kery gi… this dose not create any sense. Any Pakistani citizen who apply for new ID card needs to have blood relative ID/IDs with him. in spite of all this, IF NADRA has added individual in family tree. Who is responsible for that??

  • Kamran Khan Mohmand

    What if the fake member verify himself by his mobile?

    • dev

      In the first phase, all the family heads who have their contact numbers within our DB will receive the message from us and only their vote will count. Once phase 1 is over, in phase 2, everyone will be able to verify their family trees. However, even a single no vote will make the family locked which will be manually investigated. So even if a fake person okays the detail, another member of the family when sees the person as an alien can give the no vote and the family tree will be locked for further investigation.

  • SMS is not going through Telenor and Mobilink

  • RAZA ASKARI

    SEND ON 8008 AND REPLY THE FAMILY NAMES (ME, WIFE & THREE CHILDREN ) INCLUDED FATHER, BROTHERS, SISTER NAMES WHILE MY FAMILY NUMBER IS SEPARATE FROM FATHER/SISTER & BROTHERS

    • dev

      We call it the alpha family and beta family. Alpha family is your family by birth. Beta is family by marriage. In this case we are combining the two families and send you details of both alpha and beta members. If a family member is missing, that is usually not a big deal which you can rectify by either going to an NRC or through the online e-FRC application. This initiative is to ensure no extra person is included in either the alpha or beta tree.

  • Abdul wahab

    42401-2146758-9

  • imtiaz

    if sms is received do i have to go again nadra office

  • imtiaz

    it seems that ufone is also not supporting, sent 2 messages no reply is received as yet,unable to understand,the Nadra office should reply

  • manzoor hussain

    sometimes it says (NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time please try again later ) what does it mean?

  • Ali Raza

    No reply on zong.

  • Waqas Mehmood

    giving error checked from ufone,warid “presently,nadra doesnot have data on your mobile.please try again later”?

    • manzoor hussain

      same problem here it says Nadra doesnot have data on your mobile .. what does it mean ??

  • xO

    I tried two of my faimly CNIC and received following reply:
    .
    “Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later.”

    I think this service requires your mobile number registered alongwith your CNIC.

  • Najib

    I am send my card number but keep saying ,,
    You are not authorized to view this family.
    Could you please tell me why ?

  • Engineer Nazir malik

    I have noticed following flaws in the NADRA record
    1- Expired persons are still exists within family tree.
    2-The female members whom has married and has became the part of other family tree are still exists in the old tree.
    3-some family members are missing from the family tree.
    4-Junior members of the family are not included under the family tree.

    Conclusion
    First update the NADRA record then introduce state of the art functions otherwise results will not come accurate.

  • Rehan Raheem

    No reply yet

  • Shahzad

    Hello all whoever cannot verify data through and or overseas Pakistanis
    there is a workaround.
    Note: this workaround is to make sure that all of your known family members are registers under your tree only. This will not give you names of unknown persons.
    You can visit id.nadra.gov.pk and verify your frc
    OR If you don’t have frc. Follow below steps to workaround your verification
    Login to id.nadra.gov.pk
    Apply for new frc
    Enter your details and your family members details.
    Click next to verify the details. If you have any one unknown registered under your family tree. The system will give you error that you did not entered all of your family members.
    If all is ok it will verify data and will take you to next step for payment.
    You can continue to issue frc for 1500 pkr only or cancel.
    If you continue you will get detailed info for each of your family member

  • Bashir

    I try to 8008 sms 8 time but fail, when nadara allow to telenor

  • imkhalid

    not working on ZONG

  • Ghulam Naqi Meer

    Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later.

    • Ghulam Naqi Meer

      From warid

  • Gunda Swami

    Doesn’t work. It’s a joke

  • Walid Asif Janjua

    SMS not going through with Zong

  • NA only

    I sent the message & get reply within 30 seconds.
    Its very excellent.

  • Hassan Raza

    done from warid <3

  • Faisal

    What does this means?
    “Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later.”

    • Rizwan

      I’m also getting the same, WTF is this crap!

  • Rashid Khan

    Just checked on Ufone post paid. First they charge on sending cnic to 8008, than if details are correct than to reply option ‘2’ again it charged the amount again. They don’t mention the charges in their sms, its hidden. NADRA could also provide this facility online on their website but they didnt because they need to generate funds on this campaign. In NADRA record 250 Million families are registered in Pakistan, and they are charging RS-15/family, than tey accumulate 375 Million RS from this campaign. Which will be used for ‘AYYASHI’ of Kingdom Of Pakistan’s Royal family.

  • Najeeb Ahmed

    Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later.

  • Iqbal

    How the overseas Pakistani can verify their family tree?

  • Faisal

    I received a message from 8008….
    Presently nadra does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request this time. Try again later.
    What is this….

  • Ali

    Didn’t work with Warid.

  • Amjid Baloch

    NADRA reply me this msg
    Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and contact entertain your request at this time. Please contact on call centre on 7000 for assistance.

  • Muhammad Wali

    Instant response received, successfully verified on 23rd July using Telenor services.

  • Saleem Sardar Bhatti

    Mistakenly i post a comment & my image. how i delete…???
    reply me …

  • Mukhtyar Ahmad

    بھایی میں نے میسج بھیج دیا جواب میں میری ساری فیملی ممبرز کی لسٹ مسیج میں موصول ہویی اس میں کویی متعلقہ شخص نہیں تھا میں نے رپلایی میں 2 بھیج دیا لیکن بعد میں کویی میسیج موصول نہیں ہوا کہ تصدیق ہوگیا یا نہیں ۔توکیا میری فیملی کی تصدیق ہوگی یا نہیں ؟

  • Syed

    I am living in KSA, tried to verify from my pakistani number (roaming) but it didnt work. anybody knows the procedure?

  • M Riaz Khan Advocate

    no replay with Warid please solve this on email as well

  • saleem ullah jan

    Can possible check verification through website ???

  • Shahid Hameed

    good service for the security of Pakistani identity. unfortunately some corrupt Pakistani Politicians help foreigners to obtained Pakistani identity for the increased of their vote bank.according to ex CJ Peshawer HC Dost Mohammad Khan 40% Afghan Acquired Pakistani CNICs illegally. Ch. Nsar is working hard on the issue of illegal CNICs but his political friends are silent on issue or they are defending illegal CNICs holder foreigners for the increased of their vote bank. Ch. Nisar please bring politicians and political parties on board against the issue of illegal CNICs. all political parties should have same and one voice against the issue of illegal CNICs which is now invisible.

  • riaz

    I am presently in use.asked my family to send my ID,then their own I’d to 8008 but despite repeated sms and deduction of money, no reply

  • Abdul Jabbar

    when reply 2 on WARID network sending message failed

  • Sharafat ali

    3310421644831

  • zahid

    I’m n Dubai and have Ufone prepaid no. I’m trying to send SMS on 8008
    It’s not going through

  • sher shah

    not working with Zong

  • Mansoor Ahmed Malik

    no reply from 8008

  • Nadeem Khan Khan

    Its not done with jazzz

  • mukesh

    i tried it. few days before it was showing my all family members but now it doesn’t show my mother and my younger son. now even it does not show my own name. Dear NADRA, what should I do?

  • Babar Ali

    not working

  • yousaf

    Salam o alaikum sir

  • Syed usman

    All Network data base softwear kise ko chaye mil jay ga
    kise be network mobilink ufone telenor zong warid ka number ki cal and sms history and name father name mother name sister name with cnic chaye ho mil jay ga
    jo kary tang us ki karo bolti band sms bomber softwear mil jay ga
    kise cnic ki info chaye ho mil jay gi
    thanx
    syed usman
    03401598026

  • Sonia Ashar

    Can we receive our CNIC details by email?

  • Samad Abbasi

    Guys, one thing should be kept in mind that only mobile numbers that were registered with NADRA at the time of registration of your ID card will receive reply.

  • Yousuf Khan

    assasslam alaikum … sir mera sawal ye hy ke mery father or mother ke new or old identity cards mujhsy girgaya hein kahin per … mil nahi rahy hein bohut dhoonda … app masla yeh hy ke new cards toh mil sakty hein NADRA SAY but old/PURANE cards kesay milengy iska koi method hy … PLZZ SIR PLZZ BOHUT ZAROORI HEIN WOH CNIC AP KOI METHOD BATAYE JISKY THROUGH ME NADRA SE OLD CNIC NIKAL SAKUNN ….

    OR
    MERA FATHER KA NEW CNIC/NIC SMART CARD THA KIYA SMART CARD KI EXACT LOCATION TRACE HOSAKTI HY KIYA AESA KOI TAREEQA HY …. KIYUNKY WOH SAARY CNIC/NIC PURAANE OR NEW 1 LIFAFAY / ENVELOP ME THE …. AGER SAMRT CARD TRACE HOGAYA TOH OR CNIC BHI USSI ENVELOP ME HEIN WOH BHI MILJAYENGY …. PLZZZ SIR PLZZZZZ HELP ME WOH BOHUT ZAROORI THY …….

  • Zee Khan

    I Hve Not Form B..so how i find My Cnic Number.? is this show The Cnic Number If i send Cnic nO Of My Father.?

  • Mehar KhawarAyub

    Any other way plz tell me

  • Mehar KhawarAyub

    What is this Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please contact NADRA call centre on 7000 for assistance.

    • Mehar KhawarAyub

      I send sms and nadra reply Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please contact NADRA call centre on 7000 for assistance.

  • Mehar KhawarAyub

    I send sms and nadra reply Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please contact NADRA call centre on 7000 for assistance. Any body advice me

  • Rao Islamicshares

    many members of my family are not mentioned in the sms by 8008, like my mother, elder sister, my,and my brother’s wives !!! what to do ?

  • M Iqbal

    Hi i applied my ID almost 4 weak ago. still waiting.

  • Ibrahim manzoor

    nadra zong bad dont nadar 02.july.1996

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  • Syed Raza

    Salaam

  • Nasrullah Qazi

    4240182504465 ye cnic hay is ki wife ka cnic malomm karna hay

  • Iftikhar Ali

    Hello sir frc fourm ko recheck karwana ho tu kasay kiya jye ga

  • Fatima Shahid Siddiqui

    Didn’t get any msg

  • Khalid Mehmood

    i have send msg by zong and warid but not respond

  • Khalid Mehmood

    can i find my family tree by online site???

  • Asif Amin

    Mera nic ban ni Raha dubara Meri sister or Mera San same araha tha jis ki waja sy Mera nic block hogya tha ab sister ka nic pr sy San thek karwa Diya hai pr wo Mera nic abi b ni Dy rahy bana k keh rahy hn dubara tokan banao ap apna mainy pehly hi 1600 bhara hua h phr b dubara banany ka bol rahy pehly Wala tokan mery ps hai Jo inho ny block kiya his h plz halp me

  • Syed zagham hussain

    Syed zagham hussain

  • shahrukh

    Thank you

  • Asif

    asif

  • Irfan Latif

    how to change the permanant of cnic.

  • Irfan Akram

    Another way of looting money from public.
    This SMS has charges.