Get your expired IDs renewed, NADRA asks citizens


The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday urged the citizens,, whose computerised national identity cards (CNICs) have expired, to renew them immediately in order to avoid any inconvenience in legal, financial or other matters, where a valid CNIC is compulsory.
In a statement, the authority stated that more than nine million CNICs have expired till date and their renewal is must to avoid any inconvenience as the expired cards are automatically blocked by the system and cannot be used for any transactions relating to purchase, sale, transfer of property, opening of bank accounts and foreign travel that require identification of an individual. Moreover, machine readable passport cannot be obtained or processed due to expired computerised identity cards.
NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik informed the citizens that the NADRA (National Identity Card) Rules, 2002, Rule 12, Sub-Rule (1) emphasises that ‘A citizen shall, at any time but not later than one month, after the date of expiry or early termination of validity period of his existing card, apply for fresh registration under the regulations and the new card may be issued by the authority subject to fulfilment of applicable criteria and formalities and payment of the prescribed fee, if any.’
“The NADRA has instructed its staff across the country to facilitate applicants for renewal on priority basis while NADRA shall facilitate the applications even 90 days before the expiry date of the card to keep convenience of the public at the forefront.”
Malik made it clear that no documentary proof except the original CNIC is required to be submitted by the applicants, applying for their CNIC renewal.
“No attestation is required for renewal cases. Applicant is issued CNIC with his/her latest information and extended expiry date. If an applicant gets his/her CNIC renewed at an age of 56, his/her CNIC is declared valid for life time.”
Explaining the need of CNIC renewal, Malik said the status of an individual undergoes through various stages, for example, from childhood to adult, single to married, student to working individual, etc and the card’s expiry date facilitates in gathering fresh, updated information of the citizens, which further aids the government in effective planning.
“The demographic data of citizens is vital for analysis and planning for overall betterment of the country, which needs to be updated so that various development projects can be efficiently designed and executed,” concluded the NADRA deputy chairman.


  1. (NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik made it clear that no documentary proof except the original CNIC is required to be submitted by the applicants, applying for their CNIC renewal)
    But i visit the NADRA office for my CNIC renewal they says give us you CNIC,Mother CNINC and Father CNIC.I didn't understand that Tariq Malik on tight or NADRA office person on right…

  2. Asalam o alaikum
    i m saeed ullah i need help in cnic ?
    Meiny kuch arsa pehle cnic bunwai he. Wo mere sahe date of birth pe he (1994)
    ab mein is ko change kerne chahta hu. Q k mje saudi arabia mein kam mil gaya ? Aur oss k ley minimum 24 yr of age darkar he ?
    Mere kuch samj mein nahiiiiiiii arha mein kaya kro ?
    Plz guide me

  3. To nadra chairman
    Dear sir, I would like to know that the person living in sadder karachi has to go to nadra office sadder for renewal of cnic, I believe that the whole data is on record and server based, any body can have to from any nadra outlet.
    This happened to me today, I went to nadra office just opposite to noorani kabab house, near Rafiq road, the officer checked my near expiry cnic and said you have to have it renewed from saddar, as your residence address is in saddar.. May I know what is the policy, is that true.
    Will wait for your reply.thx

  4. i yesterday applied for passport re-newal but my ID card already expired in April so can i get new passport ot chance of rejection or else?

  5. I submitted my id card for renewal and during the process, i time and again requested that my present address is changed but the stupid staff of nadra required registry of house, i ask from the chief executive that if any citizen ensure his actual residence, your staff creates obstacle and that's why you always behind the real culprits and they are out of your range. Your department is not facilitating the public but creating problems before them. i appeal to all concerned officers that please direct to your sub ordinates to make the schedule easy for public because the law is for people, but the people are not for law. My question is that if i have no registry, my home address is not able to register as it has not been changed due to your stupid sub-ordinates. sorry for these comments but its fact and you have to face it.

  6. yar mannu apna nic banwana aay… tay mai rehna UK… mai uthay doodh wechu… maray naal hik yamaha aay… tay do doodh day dibbay v aay naal… swaal aaye aaay… keh kee mai apni yamaha tay kitthu aawa pakistan , UK tuuu… bhaut door aay yaar.

  7. renwal cnic govt. no fee but in sahiwal nadra office collect 200 to 500 rupess collect
    pakistan not in progress with currpiton please ch naser sab noticed that thing

  8. sir i only wanna asd this if cnic isrenewed would there be achange in id card numbers also or the numbers will remain the same

  9. mera card 31 july 2015 ko expire ho raha ha , men presently kpk district nowshara men hon aur mera address permanent azad kashmir ka ha aur moujada address karachi ka kea men nowshara se apna nic card bnwa skta hon /

  10. Mera name reena hy. mujhe apna cnic renew kerwana hy. lakin nadra officers bohot he bura suluk kerte hain.
    so what can i do?
    plz mujhe 03152924242 per msg ker k help number meri mom ka hy

  11. I also want to renew my ID Card. Please help me. mujhe bhi apna cnic renew kerwana hy. please help kar den.
    plz mujhe 0315-8258392 per msg ker k help keren..

  12. Sadly the inefficient staff of NADRA haven't replied to a single question asked by these folks. This is true in all the forums, people ask questions which aren't answered even five years later. At least there should have been a complete FAQ page online which would be updated regularly so that millions of people would have been spared the extra time spend lined up to ask a simple question.

  13. Let me know about when my cnic is expired, if i not renew my expired cnic, i can use my expiry cnic? why it is necessary i renew my expiry cnic, tell me about this matter? 0300-5302585

  14. Sir,

    I would like to ask howto renew my Old age father Id card renew he is 80 years old and also Patient he is not able to wait 3 or 4 hours out side the NADRA office

    Please consider my father problem


    Regard ,

    Muhammad Tahir Ismail

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