The Family Registration Certificate (FRC) is a document issued by the National Regulatory Authority (NADRA), signifying a person’s identity and family composition. The FRC is mostly required in embassies; however, you can not use it for any legal purposes. Those who want to fly abroad must possess this certificate as it is essential for the visa application process.
In addition, the NADRA Family Registration Certificate is one of the most crucial documents that you need to have for attaining the power of attorney – in case you want to buy or sell a property on someone else’s behalf. Moreover, FRC can also be used for property transfer to legal heirs, as announced by LDA last year.
If you want to apply for NADRA FRC but are unaware of the application process, we have got you covered. In this blog, Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal, brings you a complete guide on how to apply for a NADRA FRC.
NADRA FRC Process
Following are some of the most crucial things you need to know before applying for a NADRA Family Registration Certificate.
- Categories in Which You Can Apply
- Documents Required for Application
- Methods of Application
- How long will it take from application completion to delivery?
- FRC NADRA Fee Structure
Categories in Which You Can Apply
NADRA FRC is classified into three sub-categories, and each category has different requirements. These categories have been listed below.
Birth – The certificate will have information about your family including the details of your parents and siblings.
Marriage – Your spouse and children’s details will be included in the certificate.
Adoption – Details of your guardian will be included in the certificate.
FRC NADRA Documents Required for Application
As mentioned above, there are three different categories in which applicants can apply for a NADRA FRC.
Following are the documents required to apply for a NADRA FRC:
- CNIC/NICOP/POC of your siblings and parents.
- Photographs and Child Registration Certificate (CRC) of family members less than 18 years of age.
- Death Certificate (If Required)
If your parents and siblings are all registered in the NADRA database, you will have to submit CNIC/NICOP/POC of your siblings and parents, along with photographs and a Child Registration Certificate (CRC) of family members less than 18 years of age.
Note: Those family members that have an incomplete record or are not registered in NADRA will not appear in your Family Registration Certificate unless their data gets updated.
If you are applying for the FRC by marriage, you will have to submit the CNIC/NICOP/POC of your children and spouse instead of your siblings and parents.
In case a person is adopted, they will have to submit the required documents of their guardian for the FRC.
Methods of Application
You can apply for the NADRA FRC using one of the following given methods.
- Visit NADRA Registration Centre (NRC)
- Visit NADRA’s Online Portal
Apply for FRC by Visiting NADRA’s Registration Center (NRC)
You can go to your nearest NADRA Registration Centre (NRC) to apply for the FRC. You will have to follow these steps to get your FRC.
- First, you will receive a token.
- Once they call out your token number, visit the respective counter where they will take your photograph.
- Then, you will have to enter your data, but make sure it matches the data that exists in the NADRA’s database.
- Afterwards, the staff will print and hand over your FRC to you.
Apply for NADRA FRC Online
You can choose to apply for the FRC by visiting the Pak Identity website of NADRA. Follow the step-by-step guide given below to apply online.
- Firstly, visit the Pak Identity website – NADRA’s online portal.
- Secondly, create an account, and choose the relevant category.
- Thirdly, provide the required details in the online application form for FRC
- Pay the FRC NADRA fee through NADRA’s e-Sahulat franchise or your credit card.
- Finally, you will have to upload your passport size photograph along with the scanned copy of your form once you have submitted your fingerprints on the designated field.
How Long Will it Take From Application Completion to Delivery?
The delivery time for the FRC depends on how you apply for it. There are two ways through which they deliver FRC.
Through NADRA’s Registration Center (NRC)
Applying through NRC will result in the issuance of the NADRA FRC in real-time.
Through NADRA’s Pak Identity Website
In case you apply through the online portal, you will receive the PDF version of FRC through email within a time period of 24 hours.
FRC NADRA Fee Structure
The fee structure of NADRA FRC depends on the course of time that you choose, so, if you apply on an urgent basis, the fee would be Rs 1000, and for a normal period of FRC acquisition, the fee would be Rs 500.
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