1. NRK ID card/Pravasi ID card

FEATURES

  • Introduced in August 2008 to serve as an identity card for the emigrants from Kerala
  • Insurance coverage up to Rs.2 lakh (maximum) for accident death, permanent/total and partial disability
  • Card is valid for 3 years
  • Registration fee-Rs. 300/- per person (DD in favour of the Chief Executive Officer, NORKA ROOTS payable at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode)ELIGIBILITY
  • NRKs either residing or working abroad with valid passport & visa for at least 6 months
  • Should have completed 18 years of age
  • Application should be submitted with the self attested copies of the relevant pages of passport and visa.

ADMINISTRATION

NRK Identity Card Cells have been constituted in Regional Centres (RC) Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode for receiving applications for insurance cards. 14 districts are grouped into three zones as detailed below so that emigrants can submit their applications at the respective regional centers of NORKA-ROOTS to which their domicile district belongs.

Northern Zone Central Zone Southern Zone
Kasargod Thrissur Pathanamthitta
Kannur Ernakulam(RC) Kollam

Kozhikode (RC) Palakkad Thiruvananthapuram(RC)
Malappuram Kottayam
Wayanad Alappuzha
Idukki

RENEWAL

NRK ID Card/Pravasi Cards can be renewed 2 months before the date of expiry of the card by submitting renewal form along with self attested copies of relevant pages of valid passport & visa and renewal fee of Rs.300. Renewal will be subject to other eligibility conditions.

2. NRK Insurance card

FEATURES

    • Introduced in June 2012 to serve as an identity card for out- migrants (NRKs’ residing in other states)
    • Serve as an identity for availing benefits under NORKA assistance schemes
    • Insurance coverage up to Rs.2 lakh (maximum) for accident death, permanent/total disability and Rs.1 lakh for partial disability
    • Card is valid for 3 years.
    • Registration fee – Rs. 300/- per person (DD in favour of Chief Executive Officer, NORKA ROOTS, payable at Thiruvananthapuram).

ELIGIBILITY

    • NRKs either residing or working in other states for the last two years
    • Should have completed 18 years of age
    • Application should be submitted with the self attested copies of their Government identity proof and proof of residence in their respective states.

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