National Population Register (NPR) in Jammu Kashmir | Himachal | Chandigarh | Uttrakhand | Punjab Uttar Pradesh


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National Population Register (NPR) is a National Level scheme that is currently rolled out in 17 Indian States/UTs. It is the first step towards achieving a digital registry system through National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC). It will help Indian Government and other sources to keep a better record of Indian citizens through digital infrastructure. India is currently investing a lot in “Digital India” campaign. NRIC can surely be a fruitful product once the Digital India campaign completes its part and connects every household with stable digital connections.
Here we will check details of NPR in below Indian States:

• Jammu Kashmir
• Himachal
• Chandigarh
• Uttrakhand
• Punjab
• Uttar Pradesh

Things that we will discuss here are related to basic NPR processes like how to register for NPR, documents required etc.

NPR in Jammu Kashmir

For Jammu and Kashmir, government has divided the complete area in 3 parts (1 rural and 2 urban). Below are the details:
NPR J&K
Rural Zone

Zone Code: Zone 25
Areas Covered:

• Anantnag
• Bandipora
• Badgam
• Baramulla
• Doda
• Ganderbal
• Jammu
• Kargil
• Kathua
• Kishtwar
• Kulgam
• Kupwara
• Leh
• Poonch
• Pulwama
• Rajouri
• Ramban
• Reasi
• Samba
• Shopian
• Srinagar
• Udhampur

Urban Zone
2 urban zones are created for facilitating NPR services in state. Below are the details:

Zone Code: Jammu
Areas Covered:

• Poonch
• Doda
• Rajouri
• Udhampur
• Jammu
• Kathua

Zone Code: Srinagar
Areas/Districts Covered:

• Anantnag
• Leh
• Badgam
• Baramula
• Kargil
• Kupwara
• Pulwama
• Srinagar
This is all about National Population Register scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.


NPR in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is among most beautiful state across country. Himachalis will too have to enroll themselves under NPR scheme. State is divided in 3 rural and 1 urban zones. Below are the areas/zones where you can register for NPR in Himachal Pradesh.
NPR Himachal Pradesh
Rural Zone

Zone Code: Zone 22
Areas Covered

• Kinnaur
• Shimla
• Sirmaur
• Solan

Zone Code: Zone 23
Areas Covered

• Chamba
• Kangra
• Una

Zone Code: Zone 24
Areas Covered

• Bilaspur
• Hamirpur
• Kullu
• Lahul & Spiti
• Mandi

Urban Zone

Zone Code: Shimla
Areas/Districts Covered:

• Shimla
• Kinnaur
• Sirmaur
• Solan
• Kangra
• Chamba
• Una
• Mandi
• Bilaspur
• Hamirpur
• Kullu
• Lahul & Spiti

This is where you can apply for NPR in Himachal Pradesh.

NPR in Chandigarh

In Chandigarh no zones/areas are identified. You can directly head over to NPR Office and can get yourself registered there itself.
NPR Chandigarh

NPR in Uttrakhand

3 rural and 2 urban zones are identified for completing NPR process in Uttrakhand. These 5 zones will cover each and every sub-area of Uttarakhand. Below is the list of zones/areas/districts where you can register and apply for NPR in state.
NPR Uttrakhand
Rural Zones

Zone Code: Zone 68
Areas Covered

• Dehradun
• Rudraprayag
• Tehri Garhwal
• Uttarakashi

Zone Code: Zone 69
Areas Covered

• Almora
• Bageshwar
• Chamoli
• Haridwar
• Pouri Garhwal

Zone Code: Zone 70
Areas Covered

• Champawat
• Nainital
• Pitoragarh
• Udham Singh Nagar

Urban Zones

Zone Code: Dehradun
Areas/Districts Covered

• Dehradun
• Rudraprayag
• Tehri Garhwal
• Uttarakashi
• Haridwar
• Chamoli
• Pouri Garhwal
• Almora
• Bageshwar

Zone Code: Nainital
Areas/Districts Covered

• Nainital
• Pitoragarh
• Udham Singh Nagar
• Champawat

NPR in Punjab

In Punjab, 10 rural and 1 urban NPR zones are identified. All the zones are well diversified and you will easily find one near to your house. Do let us know if you are having difficulty in finding one. Below are the details:

Rural Zones

Zone Code: Zone 42
Areas Covered

• Gurdaspur

Zone Code: Zone 43
Areas Covered

• Amritsar
• Taran Taran

Zone Code: Zone 44
Areas Covered
• Hoshiarpur
• Nawanshahar

Zone Code: Zone 45
Areas Covered
• Jalandhar
• Kapurthala

Zone Code: Zone 46
Areas Covered
• Fatehgarh Saheb
• Ludhiana
NPR Punjab
Zone Code: Zone 47
Areas Covered
• Patiala
• Mohali
• Rupnagar

Zone Code: Zone 48
Areas Covered
• Sangrur
• Barnala

Zone Code: Zone 49
Areas Covered
• Mansa
• Bhatinda

Zone Code: Zone 50
Areas Covered
• Moga
• Faridkot
• Muktsar

Zone Code: Zone 51
Areas Covered
• Ferozepur

Urban Areas

Zone Code: Jalandhar
Areas/Districts Covered

• Gurdaspur
• Amritsar
• Taran Taran
• Hoshiarpur
• Nawanshahar
• Jalandhar
• Kapurthala
• Ludhiana
• Fatehgarh Saheb
• Patiala
• Rupnagar
• Mohali
• Sangrur
• Barnala
• Mansa
• Bhatinda
• Moga
• Muktsar
• Faridkot
• Ferozepur

NPR in Uttar Pradesh (UP)

UP being one of the biggest state in terms of population and area, plays a vital role in success rate of any national level scheme. Same is the case with NPR. Government needs to provide best services to cover NPR at such a big level in Uttar Pradesh. For achieving it, Government has identified 7 rural and 6 urban NPR zones across state. Complete details are mentioned below:

Rural Zones

Zone Code: Zone 61
Areas Covered
• Basti
• Deoria
• Gorakhpur
• Hardoi
• Kushi Nagar
• Lakhimpur Kheri
• Lucknow
• Mahrajganj
• Raebareli
• Sant Kabir Nagar
• Siddhartha Nagar
• Sitapur
• Unnao

Zone Code: Zone 62
Areas Covered

• Allahabad
• Chandoli
• Fatehpur
• Gazipur
• Jaunpur
• Kaushambi
• Mirzapur
• Pratapgarh
• Sant Ravidas Nagar
• Sonbhadra
• Varanasi

Zone Code: Zone 63
Areas Covered

• Badaun
• Bahraich
• Balrampur
• Bareilly
• Gonda
• Pilibhit
• Shahjahanpur
• Shravasti

Zone Code: Zone 64
Areas Covered

• Ambedkar Nagar
• Azamgarh
• Balia
• Barabanki
• Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar
• Faizabad
• Mau
• Sultanpur
NPR Uttar Pradesh
Zone Code: Zone 65
Areas Covered

• Auriya
• Banda
• Chitrakoot
• Etawa
• Farukhabad
• Hamirpur
• Jallon
• Jhansi
• Kannauj
• Kanpur Dehat
• Kanpur Nagar
• Lalitpur
• Mahoba

Zone Code: Zone 66
Areas Covered

• Bijnaur
• Jyotiba Phule Nagar
• Moradabad
• Muzaffarnagar
• Rampur
• Saharanpur

Zone Code: Zone 67
Areas Covered

• Agra
• Aligarh
• Baghpat
• Bulandshahar
• Etah
• Firozabad
• Gautam Buddha Nagar
• Ghaziabad
• Hathras
• Kashi Ram Nagar
• Mainpuri
• Mathura
• Meerut

Urban Zones

Zone Code: Lucknow
Areas/Districts Covered

• Lucknow
• Rai Bareli
• Hardoi
• Lakhimpur Kheri
• Sitapur
• Unnao
• Barabanki
• Faizabad
• Sultanpur
• Bahraich
• Balrampur
• Gonda
• Shravasti

Zone Code: Gorakhpur
Areas/Districts Covered

• Basti
• Deoria
• Gorakhpur
• Sant Kabir Nagar
• Siddhartha Nagar
• Kushi Nagar
• Mahrajganj
• Azamgarh
• Balia
• Ambedkar Nagar
• Mau

Zone Code: Allahabad
Areas/Districts Covered

• Allahabad
• Fatehpur
• Chandoli
• Jaunpur
• Gazipur
• Kaushambi
• Mirzapur
• Pratapgarh
• Sant Ravidas Nagar
• Sonbhadra
• Varanasi

Zone Code: Kanpur
Areas/Districts Covered

• Auriya
• Banda
• Chitrakoot
• Etawah
• Farukhabad
• Hamirpur
• Jallon
• Jhansi
• Kannauj
• Kanpur Dehat
• Kanpur Nagar
• Lalitpur
• Mahoba

Zone Code: Moradabad
Areas/Districts Covered

• Badaun
• Bareilly
• Shahjahanpur
• Pilibhit
• Bijnaur
• Jyotiba Phule Nagar
• Moradabad
• Muzaffarnagar
• Rampur
• Saharanpur

Zone Code: Meerut
Areas/Districts Covered

• Agra
• Aligarh
• Baghpat
• Bulandshahar
• Etah
• Firozaad
• G.B. Nagar
• Ghaziabad
• Hathras
• Mainpuri
• Mathura
• Meerut

This is all about NPR in these 6 Indian states. In order to gain more knowledge about NPR processes, kindly read other resources/articles available on this blog or do let us know the roadblock which you are facing about NPR. We will try to help you out on the same.

Future of National Population Register (NPR) in India


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National Population Register (NPR) is one of the most anticipated Indian Government projects that are expected to deliver its real value in coming years. NPR comes with the idea to merge biometric and demographic details of Indian citizens onto a single electronic chip that can be accessed through all digital scanners (government will issue those scanners). Ultimate goal of NPR scheme is to form the basis of National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) which will act as online directory in coming years.

NPR Scheme Process

Everything was going well and as expected. In initial phase of NPR scheme, it was decided to collect biometric details from UIDAI store (which they have collected during Aadhar Card Registration) whenever required. However Centre has recently passed Aadhar Bill is restricting Indian government resources to share biometric details of Indian citizens with any other portal. In an official statement, Centre has made it clear that National Population Registration scheme must not expect any sort of biometric data help from UIDAI. They won’t be able to share details now.

If this statement goes true then NPR might be in trouble and so will be Rs. 4800 crore that is already spent for this scheme. A total of Rs. 6600 crore was approved for NPR scheme out of which nearly 4800 crore rupees are already spent. Till now NPR has biometric details of around 280 million people only. These are the people who have registered biometrics through NPR organized camps only.


List of Documents for NPR Card

As discussed above, NPR was aiming at combining demographic details with biometric ones which would have outcome in a strong unique identification pattern that is hard to break for any migrant. It would have been the replacement for Birth Certificate, Ration Card, Aadhar Card even but without biometric details authorities won’t be able to do much on large scale. NPR database will act like a central repository where all the details (related to card) will be stored online.

Possible ways out

As of now we don’t see any clear possible ways to solve the disputes. However it would be best to come up with some amendments in Aadhar Bill that allows NPR authorities to use biometric details from UIDAI. If it is not feasible and government wants to move ahead with NPR scheme then they will have to collect biometrics on their own which will be too expensive to handle now. So the best possible solution will be to come up with some sort of amendments that can solve the disputed.

Stay tuned, we will keep you updated with latest news. Do let us know your views on future of NPR in India.

NRIC (National Register of Indian Citizens) | NRIC Number | Login


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National Register of Indian Citizens (commonly known as NRIC) as the name says is common register of Indian citizens that is maintained on cloud platform. So what NRIC actually is, it is an online register/storage location that holds details of Indian citizens online. NRIC is a long process that was started during Census 2011 camps, NPR process and several other steps. Once the NRIC process is completed, citizens will be given NRIC Number that will be unique and will be generated by well advanced NRIC Generators.

What is NRIC, its importance and How to Register

I hope you have already got the answer to first question. NRIC is simply an online database where every Indian citizen is supposed to register (it is supposed to have details of citizens in hierarchy level, state wise, district wise etc). Main motive behind creating schemes like NRIC is to extract reports based on hierarchy that can help government to decide and implement nation level schemes in a better way.

NRIC Registration Process

Indian Government is trying hard on making best use of digital world. Many existing schemes like Ration Card, PAN Card etc are now being getting digitized. One question might be coming in your mind like when essential cards like Ration Card, Aadhar Card etc are getting digitized then what is the need of other services like NPR, NRIC? Yes, we agree that essential services are now getting imported on digital platforms but digitizing such schemes is not the solution when it comes to extract reports and drive useful conclusions. For such things (data driven I must say), we would need custom details that are not covered in existing articles. Aadhar Card might be the solution (as it covers biometric + geographical details) but every Indian citizen is not registered under UIDAI scheme so we can’t make Aadhar basis of NRIC India.


National Population Register (NPR) is the purposed solution which covers all the detail that is required by National Register of Indian Citizens.

How to apply and get NRIC Number in India

NRIC can be considered as the subset of NPR which will be created on basis of hierarchy (first village then Taluk/Tehsil Level, the district, state and finally on Nation level). NRIC can be processed only after validating the detail that you have submitted in NPR process so please ensure to submit correct details during NPR registration.

Check: How to register with NPR

Once you are registered with National Population Register and you have a valid NPR Card/Number, you are all set to get enrolled with NRIC. After successful integration, you will be issued NRIC Card along with NRIC Number that will be unique and will represent your identity. As of now we are not sure on how exactly you can use NRIC Number but as it will have unique number so ideally you should be able to use it as identity proof/address proof. We will update you more on it when we have enough valid details.

NRIC Login

Once you have the account setup for NRIC, you can login and check details using this link: http://lsi.gov.in/srs/nric/loginnric.aspx

NRIC Login

You will be asked user name, password which will be issued after successful integration of NPR with NRIC.

National Population Register - Haryana


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NPR stands for National Population Register and is the online database of every Indian citizen. Haryana is one of the 17 states where NPR is currently active and people of Haryana need to have NPR card associated with their name sooner or later. It is good if you apply now as you might face issues regarding registration later (issues like non availability of camps, or huge queues against the enrolment centers). Here we will guide you about how to register with NPR in Haryana.

NPR Registration in Haryana

Government will organize two enrollment camps in each of the identified rural and urban areas in the state. Areas are divided in respective zones. Below are the areas/zones identified in Haryana where two enrollment camps will be conducted:

NPR Card Haryana

Rural NPR Camps in Haryana


Zone 18
Zone Code: Zone 18

Areas Covered:
• Ambala
• Kaithal
• Kurukshetra
• Panchkula
• Yamuna Nagar

Zone 19
Zone Code: Zone 19

Areas Covered:
• Bhiwani
• Fatehgarh/Fatehabad
• Hisar
• Jind
• Sirsa

Zone 20
Zone Code: Zone 20

Areas Covered:
• Jhajjar
• Karnal
• Panipat
• Rohtak
• Sonipat

Zone 21
Zone Code: Zone 21

Areas Covered:
• Faridabad
• Gurgaon
• Mahendragarh
• Mewat
• Palwal
• Rewari

Urban NPR Camps in Haryana

6-Panchkula
Zone Code: Panchkula

Areas Covered: All the urban areas in Haryana are covered under this zone.


How to get NPR Card in Haryana

In order to get yourself registered with NPR scheme in Haryana, you will have to submit NPR Application form filled in the prescribed form to the registration camps or your nearest permanent allocation centers (PEC). PEC are located usually at both district and sub district levels. Coming to the requirement part then most of the details were already copied during the time of 2011 census. However please check these documents before heading for the registration camp.

Once you enroll yourself with NPR in Haryana, you will get one acknowledgment slip that will hold all the details like possible card delivery date, uses etc. It takes around 1-2 months for card dispatch but you can anytime confirm the dates from the NPR card official to whom you are submitting the application form.

Basic difference between NPR Card and all other cards is its electronic nature that allows it to get integrated with various online/electronic facilities easily. It comes with a 64 KB chip (microprocessor) that holds your details present and enrolled with the NPR database.

This is all about National Population Register in Haryana. Do let us know if you want more details or need help with any part.

NPR Scheme in Chhattisgarh


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National Population Register also known as NPR is rolled out in Chhattisgarh state completely. Government has identified the areas where it needs to organize enrollment camps and other registration activities. Here we will look deep into the entire NPR process in Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is among the 17 states where NPR is active currently. NPR will be a card similar to Aadhar (UIDAI) that will be used for unique identification of every Indian citizen. Basic difference between Aadhar Card and NPR Card is the online integration.

NPR Card comes with an inbuilt electronic chip that holds 64 kb space and can be integrated with any electronic device that reads that particular chip. In short, all your details can be passed to electronic devices which can store your details like what you bought this week, how much you bought etc This data can be thus used to drive informational reports which can be ultimately used by Government to plan ration activities accordingly.

NPR Registration Centers in Chhattisgarh

There are 4 rural and 1 urban zone where you can register/enroll under NPR scheme in state. Below are the details:

Rural Zones
1. Zone 14
Zone Code: Zone 14

Areas Covered:
• Durg
• Kabirdham/ Kawarda
• Kanker
• Rajnandgaon

2. Zone 15
Zone Code: Zone 15

Areas Covered:
• Bastar
• Bijapur
• Dantewada (South Bastar)
• Dhamtari
• Mahasamund
• Narayanpur
• Raipur

3. Zone 16
Zone Code: Zone 16

Areas Covered:
• Jashpur
• Koriya
• Raigarh
• Surguja

4. Zone 17
Zone Code: Zone 17

Areas Covered:
• Bilaspur
• Janjgir-Champa
• Korba

Urban Zones
1. Raipur
Zone Code: Raipur

Areas Covered:
• Durg
• Kanker
• Kabirdham/ Kawarda
• Rajnandgaon
• Raipur
• Dantewada (South Bastar)
• Bastar
• Dhamtari
• Mahasamund
• Narayanpur
• Bijapur
• Raigarh
• Surguja
• Koriya
• Jashpur
• Korba
• Bilaspur
• Janjgir-Champa

This is complete demography that will be covered under NPR Scheme in the state.


Documents required for NPR Registration in Chhattisgarh

NPR is active since the times of Census 2011 data collection. If you remember carefully then officials collected some information on paper that time. That information was being getting collected for NPR scheme only. So you don’t need to worry much here.

In case your details were not provided during Census 2011, then please go ahead and submit all the required details along with these documents at the nearest NPR enrollment camp. You will have to submit your finger prints and iris details also.

In case both the enrolment camps are no longer valid then you can submit your details at the NPR PEC that are situated at district and sub district levels. Please do let me know if you need any help about NPR in Chhattisgarh.

National Population Register - NPR - Bihar


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National Population Register (NPR) scheme is national level register of Indian citizens and is currently applicable in 19 states (17 States, 2 UT’s). In the first phase itself it is launched in Bihar. Being a crucial and big state in terms of population and area, Government has provided ample infrastructure to support NPR registration in Bihar. Here we will find all the details that you need about NPR Bihar including the registration, status check, card download and many more things.

Register NPR Online/Offline in Bihar

Most of the detail gathering part is already covered during Census 2011. So you don’t need to worry much about carrying your certificates to prove identity, residence etc. However we will suggest you to collect all the required and basic documents like ration card, PAN card, Voter ID Card etc so that any hassle can be avoided.

National Population Register Bihar

Government will be organizing 2 registration camps in several identified areas (list will be given below). You can enroll in any of the camp. You will be required to send off your biometric and iris details in these centers. In case your details were not covered during Census 2011 then you can submit your other details in these camps as well. In case you miss both the camps, you can register yourself with this scheme in the permanent enrollment centers that are situated at district levels (sub districts in some cases).


NPR Enrollment Centers in Bihar

Government has identified 9 rural and 2 urban areas where registration camps will be organized. Details are as below:

Rural Camps

There are 9 rural camps. Full list of areas that will be covered under these 9 camps can be found from here. These areas are divided according to zones and ranges from Zone 5 to Zone 13.

Urban Area Camps
2 urban level camps will be there. Below are the details:

Patna: Under Patna NPR Registration Camp/Zone, 18 areas will be covered. These area include zones like Nalanda, Gaya, Bhaglpur, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Buxar, Bhojpur etc. You can get complete list from the source mentioned above in the rural zone list.

Darbhanga: Darbhanga is the second urban zone where applicants can register for National Population Register in Bihar. Areas like Saran, Chapra, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Champaran, Sheoahar, Saharsa, Madepura etc will be covered in this zone. More areas are there in the list which you can find from above reference.

Track NPR Application in Bihar

You can track NPR application process status in Bihar by visiting the permanent allocation center anytime. Usually it takes around 1-3 months for NPR Card dispatch so please be patient and visit the center only if time has crossed specified limit. You can get confirmation about card shipment time while registration also.

Once you have NPR card with you, you will be able to use it at all the mandatory places where you need to submit identity, residence proof. Do let us know if you have any queries/concerns with any stage of NPR process in Bihar.

National Population Register (NPR) - Assam


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National Population Register also known as NPR is a National Level Scheme that is currently rolled out in 17 States and 2 Union Territories. Assam is one of those 17 states where Indian Government has decided to roll out NPR scheme on the first level. Record/detail gathering phase is already covered during Census 2011 and you don’t need to worry about this part. However there are few things that need to be discussed (that we will discuss here) for the complete NPR process in Assam.

How to register for National Population Register (NPR) in Assam

As I said above, most of the detail gathering part is covered during census itself. However you need to provide your biometric and iris scans at the NPR allocated centers. You can either submit these details in any of the two locally organized NPR camps in your area or in case you miss them then you can get your fingers, eyes scanned in the nearest NPR permanent allocation center.

NPR Assam

Coming to the zones, then 3 rural and 1 urban zone is identified for Assam state. Below are the details:

Assam NPR Rural Zones


Rural Zone 2

Zone Code – Zone 2
NPR Assam Rural Zone 2

Areas covered:
• Cachar
• Hailakandi
• Kamrup
• Karbi Anglong
• Karimganj
• Morigaon
• Nagaon
• North Cachar Hills

Rural Zone 3
NPR Assam Rural Zone 3

Zone Code – Zone 3

Areas Covered:
• Dhemaji
• Dibrugarh
• Golaghat
• Jorhat
• Lakhimpur
• Sivasagar
• Tinsukia

Rural Zone 4
NPR Assam Rural Zone 4

Zone Code - Zone 4

Areas Covered:
• Baksa
• Barpeta
• Bongaigoan
• Chirang
• Darrang
• Dhuburi
• Goalpara
• Kokrajhar
• Nalbari
• Sonitpur
• Udalguri

Assam NPR Urban Zone

There is only 1 urban zone identified in Assam district. Below is the detail:

Urban Zone Guwahati

Zone Code: Guwahati
NPR Assam Urban Zone
Areas Covered:

• Nagaon
• Morigaon
• Kamrup (Metro + Rural)
• North Cachar
• Cachar
• Karimganj
• Hailakandi
• Karbi Anglong
• Tinsukia
• Dibrugarh
• Sivasagar
• Jorhat
• Golaghat
• Dhemaji
• (North) Lakhimpur
• Kokrajhar
• Bongaigoan
• Baska
• Dhuburi
• Goalpara
• Nalbari
• Barpeta
• Darrang
• Sontipur
• Chirang
• Udalgur

2 NPR enrollment camps will be organized in each of the above mentioned areas.


NPR Form for Assam

In Assam, GOI has provided a special NPR form completed in Assamese language only. You can get information about how to fill NPR Assamese from here:

NPR Form for Assam

This is a sample form that is exact replica of original form and will give you fair idea about what to fill in original NPR card. You can download NPR card from official website or can wait for officials to deliver it to your address.

NPR Registration Centers in Assam

You can either register at two local camps (that will be organized in each area mentioned in above list) or can get the things done through permanent enrollment centers that is either situated at sub district level or district level.

Once you register for the NPR scheme, it will take around 1-2 months for generating the NPR card and getting it dispatched to your address.