Application Type

Pakistan Origin Card (POC) program endeavors to provide eligible foreigners with unprecedented incentives to get back to their roots; while ensuring that the motherland remains tightly integrated with expatriates worldwide which includes:

  • Multiple visa-free entry in to Pakistan.
  • Indefinite stay in Pakistan with exemption from reporting to police or foreigners’ registration offices, etc.
  • Right to purchase, sell, own, deal with and dispose of movable and immovable property anywhere in Pakistan.
  • Right to open and operate the bank accounts in Pakistan.
  • Swift immigration into/from Pakistan at all designated routes, port and places.
  • Proof of Identity in place of National Identity Card.
  • May obtain Employment.


You are eligible for POC if:

  • You were a Pakistani national and have surrendered the nationality.
  • You are a foreign national, married to a Pakistani citizen and your parents are of Pakistani origin or ever held Pakistani nationality.
  • You are a foreign national and your parents or grandparents are or were Pakistani nationals.
  • You are a foreign national and any of your relatives (brother, sister, uncle, aunt) are or were Pakistani nationals.
  • A foreigner (not born from Pakistan national/citizen parents) who married to Pakistan National/Citizen are eligible for issurance of POC except following:
    • Not a citizen or national of India, Isreal and Taiwan.
    • Not a citizen or national of state or country not recognized by Pakistan; and
    • Not a citizen of any enemy country.
Please visit Pak Identity website to apply and learn about the services.

Required Documents

Document requirement can be find at the official website here. The same can be find in Urdu at this link

You are required to upload proof of legal residence,  in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other

Duration and Validity

  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • Initially POC is for upto 7 years however an extenstion can be applied for upto 10 years.

Processing Time

  • Normal application may take upto 21 days delivery time.
  • Urgent application can be made and delivery time is between 1-2 weeks
Note: For querie related to NADRA online application. pleae approach concerned NADRA authority at this NADRA official Website
How to apply?
Click here to Apply at Nadra website