Smart National ID Card by NADRA

Nadra Smart National ID Card

National Database & Registration Authority Pakistan (NADRA) Introduced 1st ever Chip Based National Identity Card for the citizens of Pakistan.

Some features of this SNIC are as Follows

  1. Chip based Smart Identity Card with 36 security features
  2. Multi-dimensional usage and services
  3. Social and financial inclusion programs
  4. State of the art encryption technology
  5. Live identification of captured fingerprints
  6. Easy pension disbursement
  7. Accidental death insurance of Rs.100,000 for 2 years
  8. Compliant with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Standards
  9. Data written on card both in English and Urdu which will be very useful for overseas Pakistanis and people who used to travel abroad.


Normal fee of Smart NIC is Rs.1500 while there is no fee for ordinary fresh CNIC.

Normal renewal fee of CNIC is Rs.75. Initially smart cards will be issued for a period of 10 years.

Where to get NADRA Smart NIC

Visit: Your nearest NADRA Registration Centre. OR

Call: NADRA Helpline: (+9251) 111-786-100



Check your Vote Registration


Election Commission of Pakistan announced, eligible voters can now verify the status of their votes in the new computerized voter lists prepared by Election Commission of Pakistan with the help of NADRA by just sending an SMS to a specific number from any mobile network via their mobile phones. This SMS based Vote Verification Service has been up an running for all the cell phone operators, throughout the country.

Election Commission also said that this SMS based Voters Verification service is world’s largest verification service of its kind so far. 85 million registered voters can check their records through a single SMS by using this service.

ECP also said that it has purposefully not included the voters’ name and home address to avoid any privacy violations. 55,000 display centres, mandated to correct mistakes in computerised voter lists, has also start functioning all over Pakistan. New Voter lists will be available for making corrections at these display centres across the country till March 20th, 2012. In case of record errors or mistake one can contact its concerned ECP  Office or nearest display centre within given time.

How to Check your Vote Status?

  • Go to Write Message on your Mobile Phone
  • Write your CNIC (without dashes -)
  • Send it to 8300
  • Example: Send “3530241789240” to 8300

You will receive a reply with following information:

  • Your CNIC Number
  • Electoral Area, i.e. District, Tehsil and city/town/village
  • Block Code
  • Serial Number

Note: Reply message is likely to have words in Urdu (unicode). You may not be able to read the text message if your phone doesn’t support unicode.

SMS Charges for Vote Registration Information:

  • SMS sent to 8300 will be charged @ Rs. 2/-   +Tax per sms

Special NIC for Disabled Persons


President of Pakistan has inaugurated the Special NIC (National Identity Card) Project for special persons/disabled persons on August 10’ 2009. Special Persons can get this special NIC from any of NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) branch offices throughout Pakistan on the basis of disability certificate. The disability certificate can be obtained from Ministry of Social Welfare (NCRDP) and also from Provincial or District Social Welfare Offices. This card will enable special persons to get benefits from Govt.’s beneficiary programs.

PTA – Advertising for SIM Activation


PTA announced new Mobile SIM Activation procedure guidlines on February 1st. With the help of NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) this system has been lanuched. Massive Media (TV/Radia/News Papers) ads have been running to creat awareness among general public.

Under this new system a non-activated SIM would be issued to a customer after his or her original identity card was checked and the Cellular Service Agreement (CSA) form was properly filled out.The customer would then call 789 from the same SIM and the respective call centre would ask a few questions to verify the data provided.