Have you misplaced your Computerised National Identity Card and want a new one made? Or do you simply need to update an existing identity document for future use? Regardless of whether you need a new document or have to modify an old one, you will be required to visit your nearest National Database and Registration Authority or a NADRA office to complete the process. If you live in the City of Lights, you can take a look at this complete list of NADRA offices in Karachi to find out the one that’s nearest to your place.
However, before we discuss the location of NADRA offices in Karachi, here is a brief overview of the agency that issues various national identity documents to the citizens of Pakistan.
About NADRA Pakistan
NADRA Pakistan is an autonomous and independent corporate body that functions directly under the Interior Secretary of Pakistan. It is the primary agency in the country that is responsible for the regulation and management of the government as civilian registration databases.
The organisation was established in 1998 as the National Database Organization under the Ministry of Interior. In March 2010, the National Database Organization merged with Directorate General of Registration to form the National Database and Registration Authority.
Apart from maintaining and updating various sensitive databases containing personal information of the citizens of Pakistan, NADRA also issues computerised national identity cards, child registration certificates and other identity documents. It is also responsible to secure the national identities of the citizens of Pakistan to mitigate any identity theft.
NADRA Pakistan has over 16,670 employees and has issued more than 100 million identity cards.
NADRA Offices in Karachi
As per its official website, NADRA has over 560 registration centres located across Pakistan. It also has more than 13 offices situated in other countries for the overseas Pakistanis.
The agency has also set up various offices in Karachi. Let’s take a look at their addresses.
NADRA Provincial Headquarters, Karachi
Address: 29-E, Miran Muhammad Shah Road, MACHS, Karachi
NADRA Mega Centre DHA, Karachi
Address: Service Road, 18th East Street, Phase 1, DHA, Karachi
NADRA Mega Centre North Nazimabad, Karachi
Address: Plot No D15/1, Euro Twin Tower, Block L, North Nazimabad Town, Karachi
NADRA Mega Centre Siemens, Karachi
Address: Siemens Chowrangi, SITE Area, Karachi
NADRA Executive Office Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Karachi
Address: Plot no. 85-C, Saleem Tower, Khudadad Colony, Karachi
NADRA Executive Office Clifton, Karachi
Address: B-7, Quality Arcade near Shawn Circle, Clifton, Karachi
NADRA Executive Office Saddar, Karachi
Address: Near Saddar Passport office, Karachi
NADRA Executive Office KCCI, Karachi
Address: Karachi Chamber of Commerce Building, Saddar Town, Karachi
NADRA Centre Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi
Address: Block 15 near Income Building, Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi
NADRA Office Safoora Goth
Address: Plot 5 Block B, Race Course Club, Safoora Goth, Karachi
NADRA Office Awami Markaz
Address: Awami Markaz, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi
NADRA Office Lyari
Address: UC-10, Mullah Fazal Hall, Chakiwara Road near Al-Jameel Hotel, Lyari, Karachi
NADRA Centre Orangi Town, Karachi
Address: Town Administrator Office, Orangi Town No. 5, Karachi
NADRA Centre Surjani Town, Karachi
Address: KDA Building, Sector 4-A, Surjani Town, Karachi
NADRA Centre Soldier Bazar, Karachi
Address: UC-13, Garden West, Karachi
NADRA Centre Liaquatabad, Karachi
Address: Liaquatabad Town Office, KMC Building, Nazimabad-3, Karachi
NADRA Centre Landhi, Karachi
Address: UC-07 Office Building, 37/C near Babar Market, Landhi 3½, Karachi
NADRA Centre Malir, Karachi
Address: Rafi Mall Building, National Highway near Malir Court, Malir, Karachi
NADRA Centre Korangi, Karachi
Address: UC Office, Old KDA Building near Sultan Clinic, Korangi No.4, Karachi
NADRA Centre Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi
Address: UC-6 Building, Gulshan-e-Hadeed Phase-1, Near Bank AL-Habib, Bin Qasim Town, Karachi
NADRA Centre Shah Faisal Colony, Karachi
Address: KMC Office, Water Board Shah Faisal Colony, Shah Faisal Town, Karachi.
NADRA Centre Memon Goth, Karachi
Address: UC-01, Murad Memon Goth, Gadap Town, Karachi
NADRA Centre Saudabad, Karachi
Address: UC-03 Building, Saudabad near Student Bakery, Malir, Karachi
NADRA Office Timings in Karachi
NADRA Mega Centres remain open around-the-clock, making it extremely convenient for people working different shifts to visit the office and apply for their required identification documents. They are also referred to as NADRA 24-hour offices in Karachi.
Meanwhile, you can visit the NADRA registration centres and NADRA executive offices in Karachi during the following hours
Days: Monday to Saturday
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, the timings of some NADRA offices in Karachi may have been affected.
For the customers of Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor and Zong: 7000
For fixed lines and overseas Pakistanis: 051-111-786-100
NADRA issues following identification documents to the citizens of Pakistan:
- Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC)
- National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)
- Pakistan Origin Card (POC)
- Child Registration Certificate (CRC)
- Juvenile Card (JV)
- Family Registration Certificate (FRC)
- Cancellation Certificate
NADRA Fee Schedule
Want to know about the NADRA ID card fee? Here’s a breakdown of different NADRA fees and charges to help you out.
|New CNIC||–||PKR 1,150||PKR 2,150|
|CNIC Modification||PKR 400||PKR 1,150||PKR 2,150|
|CNIC Duplicate||PKR 400||PKR 1,150||PKR 2,150|
|CNIC Renewal||PKR 400||PKR 1,150||PKR 2,150|
|New Smart NIC||PKR 750||PKR 1,500||PKR 2,500|
|Smart NIC Modification||PKR 750||PKR 1,500||PKR 2,500|
|Smart NIC Duplicate||PKR 750||PKR 1,500||PKR 2,500|
|Smart NIC Renewal||PKR 750||PKR 1,500||PKR 2,500|
|CNIC Cancellation (Due to death)||PKR 50||–||–|
|CRC New/Duplicate/Modification||PKR 50||–||PKR 500|
|FRC||PKR 1,000||–||PKR 1,000|
|New NICOP||USD 17 – 36||USD 27 – 54||USD 37 – 72|
|NICOP Modification||USD 17 – 36||USD 27 – 54||USD 37 – 72|
|NICOP Duplicate||USD 17 – 36||USD 27 – 54||USD 37 – 72|
|NICOP Renewal||USD 17 – 36||USD 27 – 54||USD 37 – 72|
|New Smart NICOP||USD 20 – 39||USD 30 – 57||USD 40 – 75|
|Smart NICOP Modification||USD 20 – 39||USD 30 – 57||USD 40 – 75|
|Smart NICOP Duplicate||USD 20 – 39||USD 30 – 57||USD 40 – 75|
|Smart NICOP Renewal||USD 20 – 39||USD 30 – 57||USD 40 – 75|
That’s a wrap on our detailed guide on NADRA centres in Karachi. If you have any questions or feedback, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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