NADRA Information centres in UK are unauthorised entities:High Commission

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LONDON Dec 10 (APP):The Pakistan High Commission London on Monday clarified that National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) Information Centres operating in various parts of the United Kingdom (UK) were unauthorised entities.

A statement of Pakistan High Commission (PHC) issued here on today, said that it had come to the notice of the
Pakistan High Commission, London that some self-styled “NADRA Information Centres” were 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”, the statement said.
Since such bureaus have no official authorisation to operate, the High Commission and its Consulates would not be responsible for incorrect and out of date information that is provided by such centres.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, the High Commission has advised the applicants 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 PHC statement further warned the purported “NADRA Information Centres” that any use of the official logo or name of the Government of Pakistan is illegal and liable to prosecution.
The PHC statement 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 National indentity card for overseas Pakistanis (NICOPs) are as follows:
Normal £44, Urgent £57, Executive £72. These fees are inclusive of delivery and bank charges.
For NADRA cards issued during the surgeries, an additional £10 is charged along with the rates mentioned above.
The Pakistan High Commission London statement said ” for any information/query related to the issuance of NADRA cards, please visit the official website www.phclondon.org/nadra or send the 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”, the PHC statement said.