NICOP is exclusively issued to Pakistanis living abroad or working in other countries as expatriates
As the name suggests, NICOP is an identity card that is exclusively issued to Pakistani citizens who are planning to move or are already working/living abroad. Moreover, if a Pakistani citizen also has a nationality of some other country, then they only need to have a NICOP to travel to Pakistan whenever they want without needing a visa.
NICOP can also be applied for children who are born abroad, but in such cases, the children’s passport number is a mandatory requirement, which can be obtained from a Pakistani embassy in your country of stay.
VALIDITY OF NICOP
Every National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis that gets issues carries an expiry date with it, clearly mentioned on the card itself. However, the validity of NADRA NICOP may vary from person to person. In case you are applying for a NICOP for a minor, then the NICOP is going to be valid either for 10 years or until that person reaches 18 years of age.
for a minor, then the it is going to be valid either for 10 years or until that person reaches 18 years of age.