The Government of Pakistan has been providing free vaccination to Pakistani citizens since early 2021. To ensure that people who are fully vaccinated are able to acquire proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the Government of Pakistan through the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) is offering immunization certificates.
In this article, we will explain the process for acquiring a COVID-19 vaccination certificate from NADRA.
Free Vaccination for People
Since February 2021, after offering vaccination for frontline healthcare workers, the Government of Pakistan began extending its support for the elderly in March, followed by vaccination for the entire adult population of Pakistan in different phases. Currently, anyone aged 5 years and above can get vaccinated by walking into a COVID-19 Vaccination Center along with their CNIC, Child Registration Certificate (CRC)/B-Form or passport. For more details see our guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccination for Pakistani Citizens.
Why Acquire a Vaccination Certificate?
Since the process for vaccination for Pakistani citizens is tracked via the numbers of their Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), citizens can easily acquire immunization certificates after partial or complete vaccination. Such as after receiving one or both jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine or in the case of single dose vaccines like CanSino or PakVac, after receiving the required single dose. These certificates can be used by travelers traveling overseas or within the country. Since some countries are only accepting people vaccinated with a certain brand such as Astra Zeneca or Pfizer, you can also request such a brand at the vaccination center if you need to travel to a country with such a restriction.
The COVID-19 vaccination certificate is now also mandatory for people traveling to famous tourist spots in Pakistan and at offices and establishments that have made it mandatory for the staff to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
Steps for Acquiring a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for Pakistani Citizens
Once an individual has been vaccinated, they can acquire a certificate from the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA). The fee for acquiring the certificate is PKR 100.
Method 1 – Download Your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate Online
Step 1 - After receiving the complete dose of your COVID-19 vaccine, visit the National Immunization Management System (NIMS) website here.
Step 2 for Adults - Enter your CNIC number, CNIC Issue Date, enter the answer to the CAPTCHA and click the button at the bottom to submit your request.
Step 2 for Children - For children, go to the drop down menu, select Yes (جی ہاں) and enter the B-Form / Child Registration Certificate (CRC) number to proceed further۔
Step 3 - You will be asked additional information regarding your identity including your passport number (if any) and citizenship details. You will require picking your citizenship status from a dropdown menu.
Step 4 - You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions by clicking the given checkbox, followed by the Accept & Continue button.
Step 5 - You will require entering your Credit/Debit card details to pay PKR 100 as fee for downloading the certificate. You can also pay for the certificate via e Sahulat, EasyPaisa and Jazz Cash.
Step 6 - A printable receipt of payment will show up on your screen that you can print for your record. Click Continue to move to the next section.
Step 7 - Review your onscreen information to make sure there are no mistakes. If the information appears correct, click the button at the bottom of the page to proceed.
Step 8 - Click the Download button to save a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Note: Afghan refugees can enter their Proof of Registration (PoR) card number to acquire their certificate by following the steps mentioned above.
How to Modify COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate Credentials Online
In case you notice any errors or discrepancies after downloading your certificate, you can login to National Immunization Management System (NIMS) website again using your CNIC details and click the given button for modifying your credentials. You will be able to make the necessary changes and download your certificate again.
How to Download Your COVID-19 Certificate Again
To download your COVId-19 vaccination certificate again, login to National Immunization Management System (NIMS) website and click Download button.
Method 2 – Acquire Your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from NADRA Center
You can also get a COVID-19 vaccination certificate by visiting a NADRA Center near you. You can find a nearby NADRA center by entering your location here. Simply acquire a token from the front desk and wait for your turn to receive your certificate.
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