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.

Required Documents

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

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