London, May 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): It has come to the notice of the Pakistan High Commission, London that some self-styled “NADRA Information Centres” are operating in various parts of the UK. The High Commission clarifies that these “NADRA Information Centres” are unauthorised entities, not sanctioned by the High Commission or any of its Consulates General offices.
Since such Bureaus have no official authorisation to operate, the High Commission and its Consulates will not be responsible for incorrect and out of date information that is provided by such centres. It may be noted that on a number of occasions, applicants have faced difficulties in NICOP processing due to fudging in their applications which have at times resulted in their NADRA cards being delayed and in some cases, blocked.
Furthermore, applicants are advised to avoid sharing personal data at such centres as they risk providing their sensitive information which can possibly be used in the future for fraudulent activities.
The purported “NADRA Information Centres” are also warned that any use of the official logo or name of the Government of Pakistan is illegal and liable to prosecution.
It is further informed that authorised NADRA Surgeries are conducted only by the High Commission in London and its Consulates across the UK to facilitate the community in different parts of the UK. The fee structure for NICOPs are as follows:
Fee – Normal £44 – Executive £72
For NADRA cards issued during the surgeries, an additional £10 is charged along with the rates mentioned above.
For any information/query related to the issuance of NADRA cards, please visit our official website www.phclondon.org/nadra or send us your query online. Alternatively, you may wish to speak to one of our representatives on 02076649200 between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs from Monday to Friday.
The Pakistani community members, in their own interest, are advised to exercise caution in this regard as NADRA cards are a sensitive document. The High Commission will bear no responsibility for any problems that may occur a result of such activities.
For more information, contact:
Head of Chancery,
High Commission for Pakistan in United Kingdom
34 – 36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN, United Kingdom
Supervisor, Mr. Shahab-ud-Din,