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NADRA inaugurates a counter in Saudi Arabia

NADRA inaugurates a counter in Saudi Arabia

The Interior Ministry has taken a step to ease the process for Pakistani citizens residing in Saudi Arabia by introducing a renewal service for their National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) at the NADRA counter in the Pakistan embassy in Riyadh. This initiative is aimed at providing convenience to overseas Pakistanis, allowing them to renew their NICOP without the need to travel back to Pakistan.

The Pakistan embassy in Riyadh hosts a fully functional NADRA office offering various services, including NICOP, CNIC, CRC, FRC, and Biometric Verification of Succession Certificate. To further facilitate Pakistani citizens, a NADRA mobile registration team will be available on May 24 and 25 (Friday and Saturday), operating from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in accordance with Saudi Arabia’s local time.

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NICOP, issued to Pakistani citizens residing abroad and holding nationality in a country with dual nationality arrangements with Pakistan, enables travel to Pakistan without requiring a visa. Any Pakistani citizen can apply for NICOP. Applicants visiting the embassy for passport renewal are advised to bring their old cards and a copy of their passport.

In a related development, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) recently introduced an innovative ‘All-in-One’ digital identity kit, incorporating advanced biometric authentication features into a single device. This achievement, led by experts from NADRA Technologies Limited (NTL) and NADRA Technology Research (NTR), represents a significant advancement in digital identity management.