Smart National Identity Card [How to Get smart CNIC Fast 2024]

This is the ultimate guide to get a National Identity Card (NIC) hassle-free and fast.

In this post, you will learn:

Let’s get into it.

What is NIC?

A National Identity Card (NIC) is proof of citizenship and identity. It is also known as a Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

What is SNIC?

A Smart National Identity Card (SNIC) is proof of citizenship and identity. It has a built-in chip used for storing information. It contains 13 numeric digits and should be prefixed with CNIC.

Who can apply

Every citizen of Pakistan, 18 years and above, is eligible for CNIC (aka ID card) to apply.

Uses of National Identity Card

The NIC/CNIC has a unique 13-digit identification number recognised across Pakistan.

With your NIC/CNIC, you can do some awesome things, like:

  • get a National Tax Number (NTN)
  • apply for licenses
  • open a bank account
  • apply for a passport
  • get a cellular connection

Read Also: How to get Family Registration Certificate from NADRA?

How much does it cost you? (Nadra Fee for CNIC/SNIC 2024)

Below is the latest Nadra fee structure for CNIC and SNIC for 2024:

Fee Details of CNIC/SNIC

New Smart NICPKR 750PKR 1500PKR 2500
Smart NIC ModificationPKR 750PKR 1500PKR 2500
Smart NIC DuplicatePKR 750PKR 1500PKR 2500
Smart NIC RenewalPKR 750PKR 1500PKR 2500
CNIC Cancellation (Due to death)PKR 50
Source: Nadra Fee structure 2024

How to apply

A question most often asked is:

“What should I do if I apply for the CNIC for the first time?”

The answer is:

You must be accompanied by one of your parents or a guardian.

Here’s what you must be aware of:

  • For a new CNIC, you are to visit the NRC.
  • You can avail smart card that has a built-in chip.

You have two options to apply for the NIC/CNIC.

  • In-person
  • Online

Read Also: How to get Duplicate Lost Property Papers fast?

Apply In-Person

For this purpose, you are to visit any nearest NRC (NADRA).

Apply Online

Here is the NADRA Pak Identity website link for You to apply for NIC/CNIC online:

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