As a sequence of establishing measures and procedures to prevent acts of terrorism that threaten the security of passengers, crews and the safety of ships, NADRA has developed “Machine Readable Seafarer’s Identity Document” (MRSID) solution.

NADRA is issuing MRSID to Pakistani sailors in compliance with International Labor Organization Convention (ILO) C-185. The MRSID issued by NADRA is not only vital in enhancing security at seaports but also in facilitating international mercantile naval activities.

The salient features of MRSID are:

  • Compliance of ILO-SID-0002 standard, which contains Finger Minutiae- Based Biometrics Profile in PDF417 Barcode
  • Incorporation of Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) as per the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards
  • Card layout has been designed according to the specifications provided by ICAO for Machine-Readable Travel Documents (MRTD)
  • The Card has security features specified by ILO C-185 which includes but are not limited to heat sealed lamination, ultraviolet security feature and watermark
  • Printing of Issuance Authority Signatures along with the official seal
    Use of PVC material as card substrate to counter extreme weather conditions at sea