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Pakistan citizens can now apply for national IDs from their smartphone

Citizens of Pakistan can now apply for a national ID card using a mobile app that enables them to scan the documents needed to support their application and verify their identity with their fingerprints and a photograph of their face from their smartphones. More news about the latest Pakistan ID mobile app find out below.

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The Pak-ID mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices and has been launched by Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to allow Pakistani citizens — including those living abroad —  to complete their applications remotely without needing to visit a registration office.

“The mobile application is for the existing users of NADRA’s Pak-ID Portal to conveniently capture biometrics and documents using smartphone camera. Photograph, fingerprints and documents can be captured against an application initiated on Pak-ID portal,” NADRA explains.

The app also enables users to pay their application fee online and arrange for home delivery of a physical ID card.

“The innovation will revolutionise the national ID ecosystem in Pakistan by providing public convenience,” local media outlet Dawn News reports NADRA’s Tariq Malik as saying at the app’s official launch.

“He said the digital dividends of such technology innovation would yield positive results in financial inclusion, ease of doing business and e-governance initiatives by offering remote identification and e-KYC .


“The NADRA chairman said that it would open new vistas for businesses, allowing them to rapidly onboard users and provide modern password-less authentication.” pakistan ID mobile app

According to the officials, the mobile app, Pak-ID, helps to capture biometrics and scan documents digitally by using the camera of smartphones. PM applauded Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik’s innovative idea of the mobile app which is a step towards implementing the PM’s vision of inclusive registration and digital Pakistan.

How to Apply for CNIC through PAK-ID Mobile App:

NADRA has made it super easy for citizens to apply for CNIC.

  • First of all, you need to register your account on the Pak Identity desktop portal.
  • After downloading the app on your smartphone, log in with your ID and password.
  • Now you just have to follow three simple steps. First, add your picture.
  • Now submit your scanned documents.
  • Lastly, provide your fingerprints. For this, you do not need any additional hardware. The app will automatically scan your fingerprints by using your smartphone’s camera.

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