PRAVASI IDENTITY CARD
The Non Resident Keralite Identity Card was introduced in August 2008. The NRKs who are either residing or working abroad for atleast 6 months and have completed 18 years of age are eligible for applying the card. The validity of the card is 3 years. The NRKs may submit their application along with the self attested copies of the relevant pages of passport and visa. The registration fee is Rs. 300/- per person.

The New India Insurance Company will provide an insurance coverage upto Rs.2 lakh to the card holders. The coverage is given for accidental death, permanent or total and partial disability of the card holder. A unique master policy number is depicted in each card.

NRK Identity Card Cells have been constituted in Thiruvananthapuran, Kochi and Kozhikode districts for receiving the applications of the NRKs. The districts are classified into three zones and the districts pertaining to each zone as detailed below can submit their applications at the three regional centers of NORKA-ROOTS.
Northern Zone
Kasargod
Kannur
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Wayanad
Central Zone
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Palakkad
Kottayam
Idukki
Southern Zone
Alappuzha
Pathanamthitta
Kollam
Thiruvananthapuram

The applicants pertaining to the Northern Zone have to submit their application forms at the Kozhikode, Regional Office of NORKA-ROOTS, Middle zone at the Ernakulam office and the applicants pertaining to the Southern Zone have to submit their application at the Thiruvananthapuram office of NORKA-ROOTS.
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ID CARD RENEWAL

NRKs whose pravasi cards have been expired and still working/residing abroad can renew their cards by submitting the filled up renewal form, self attested copies of relevant pages of passport & visa and the renewal fee Rs.300 taken as DD in favour of Chief Executive Officer, Norka-Roots, payable at respective Regional Offices(Thiruvananthapuram/ Ernakulam/ Kozhikkode).
APPLICATION FORM FOR RENEWAL

Application Status:
ID CELL KOZHIKODE
  up to 15.01.2017 - Fresh : Cards ready for distribution
  up to 15.12.2016 - Renewal : Cards ready for distribution
  up to 31.05.2017 : Under processing
ID CELL ERNAKULAM
  UPTO NOVEMBER 2016 : READY FOR DISTRIBUTION
  DECEMBER 2016 to MAY 2017 : UNDER PRINTING
  JUNE 2016 : DATA ENTRY
ID CELL THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
  READY FOR DISTRIBUTION : TVM - AUGUST- 2016
  UNDER PRINTING : TVM - SEPTEMBER -2016
  UNDER PROCESSING : TVM - OCTOBER -2016
The individual application details will be available from the concerned ID Cells at the Norka-Roots Regional Offices [Calicut, Ernakulam and Trivandrum].
The printed NRK ID cards can be collected from the concerned ID card cells or from the respective District Norka Cell at the Collectorates. When the ID cards are distributed through the District NORKA Cells, intimation will be sent to the applicants through post or by press release. The average time taken at present for issue of NRK ID cards are 45 to 60days. For more details contact the concerned ID Cells.

Contact details of the ID Card Cells:
Norka-Roots ID Card Cell
Norka Centre, Thycaud
Thiruvananthapuram
Phone: 0471-2329950
e_mail: idcelltvm@norkaroots.net

Norka-Roots ID Card Cell
Certificate Authentication Centre
Door No. 41/1313- B, V.M Complex
C.P.Ummer Road, Ernakulam
Phone: 0484 2371830, 2371810
e_mail: idcellekm@norkaroots.net

Norka-Roots ID Card Cell
Certificate Authentication Centre
2nd Floor, Zamorine Squire Link Road
Kozhikkode Phone: 0495- 2304882, 2304885
e_mail: idcellclt@norkaroots.net