Despite a lot of controversy on the India Pakistan front, whether religious, the Kashmir issue and the general issues on the border, Pakistan, just like India, has a lot to offer. The country is known for centuries of culture that it brings to the table. Other than having a lot of deserts, Pakistan does have some beautiful lakes, valleys, mountains and is quite scenic.
The movement of the Pakistani Citizens
Pakistan has an interesting dynamic with the rest of the world, being the only Muslim country to have nuclear power. From an economic point of view, the country does have a semi agricultural and semi-industrial economy. With this as the backdrop for everything happening in the country, a large number of people are moving out of the country in search of work. Additionally, there are people moving to other countries for various other reasons as well. However, the movement brings with it the surrender of a lot of the rights of the citizens which was something they weren’t very keen on doing. The Government created a system wherein Pakistani citizens could retain their rights while in other parts of the world.
Another system that is being regulated by the NADRAonline platform is identity cards for people from Pakistan living in other parts of the world. The NICOP(National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) is a document that people from Pakistan living in other parts of the world can apply for.
COP process can be handled online or by heading to the NADRA office. There are NADRA offices in different parts of the world and they can be used for any or all assistance relating to the process. It should be mentioned that the online process, although more convenient and faster since everything can be uploaded at the applicant’s convenience, would also need a visit to the office.
What is the NICOP application process?
After filling out all the application forms and attaching all supporting documents, the system needs the applicant’s biometrics and photographs that cannot be sent in but would need to be clicked and taken at the office. Although, handling the entire process through the office would warrant multiple trips to the office. After all documents and details have been submitted, they have to be sent to the head office for approval, which would take about a month for the dispatch.