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Updated February 2024

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To confirm the status of your NADRA ID, follow these steps:

  • visit NADRA’s website
  • navigate to the CNIC/NICOP option
  • use your 12-digit tracking ID
  • learn the details of your CNIC status

The Pakistani government set up the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for its large population to access computerized national identification cards (CNIC). These CNICs are not only proof of identity but also a key to receiving various services and benefits in the country.

Keep reading as Wego guide you to learn about tracking your CNIC through NADRA.

NADRA ID tracking number

When checking the status of your CNIC, a tracking number is needed. You will receive this tracking number when you apply for an ID card through NADRA. The tracking number is a 12-digit code printed on your application form or receipt. The tracking number will help you know your application’s progress and when you can expect to receive your ID card.

NADRA ID tracking status

In checking the status of your CNIC, you can use NADRA’s service. The website allows you to track the progress of different types of IDs, such as CNIC, NICOP, or POC applications, and receive updates on their status. You can also download your identity documents and verify your identity online.

NADRA ID tracking online

Tracking your status online requires you to have an existing account. If you want to track your CNIC status online, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Go to the PAK Identity portal
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Accept all the terms and conditions
  4. Under the CNIC/NICOP option, click on “Apply Now”
  5. Click on the “Existing Applications” option
  6. Select “Tracking ID” to check the status of your CNIC

NADRA ID tracking SMS

Another way to check the status of your CNIC is through NADRA’s SMS-based service.

  1. Open your messaging app
  2. Text your application tracking ID to 8400
  3. You will then receive a text message from NADRA with all the details regarding the status of your CNIC.

If both options do not work for you, you can contact NADRA directly at +92-51-111-786-100.

NADRA ID tracking app

The application to track the status of your CNIC is not available yet. However, if you want to register, modify or renew your identity card, you can download the Pak Identity application released by the National Database & Registration Authority. The application is available in the Google Play Store.

NADRA ID tracking B-Form

NADRA can also be used to track your B-Form or CRC (Child Registration Certificate).

Child Registration Certificate is a means of registering a new born with your NADRA record. It is the fundamental right of a child to get a registration certificate from the place of origin. NADRA has been able to automate and in turn facilitate the process of acquiring Child Registration Certificates. CRC is also known as B-form.

CRC can be taken by providing documented proof of child birth from union council. Parent is required to be a holder of National Identity Card (NIC)/National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). You are required to go to any NADRA Registration Center (NRC) to apply for CRC.

For further information, please consult on our Pakistan B-Form article below:

Form B: How to Obtain Your Child’s B-form in Pakistan?



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