Attestation

Attestation of a document other than the power of attorney:

All documents (such as birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates and educational degrees etc.) issued by the US entities needing attestation of the Embassy have to be first notarized by the Authentication Office of the US Department of State.

All documents (such as birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates and educational degrees etc.) issued by the departments of the Government of Pakistan needing attestation of the Embassy have to be first notarized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad or its four camp offices in the provincial capitals.

Please also contact your relevant consulate for shipping and handling details.

Attestation of Educational Documents

It may please be noted that Higher Education Commission in Islamabad is responsible for the attestation of educational degrees/transcripts by the chartered universities of Pakistan. The details of attestation/equivalence procedure are available at HEC website www.hec.gov.pk

Attestation of a Power of Attorney

Procedure of Attestation of Power of Attorney/Affidavits:

Embassy of Pakistan no longer accepts application for attestation of the Power of Attorney through mail. Deponent of the power of attorney has to be physically present at the Consular office of the Embassy of Pakistan along with his/her original passport/NICOP. He/She would be required to sign the document in the presence of the consular officer.

Check List:

Please ensure that you have the following documents with you before approaching the consular section of the Embassy.

  • Original power of attorney.
  • Copy of the power of attorney for the Embassy's record.
  • Deponent's original Pakistani Passport/NICOP and copies of Passport and NICOP.
  • Two recent passport size photographs affixed on Power of Attorney next to place of signature.
  • Processing fee in money order $8.00

Express Mail

Not applicable to Power of Attorney

Note (i) Express Mail : If application is submitted through mail, a self addressed prepaid express USPS envelope is mandatory. The applicant should write their return address clearly to avoid confusion. Current cost for the prepaid express envelope is $24.70. Do not use Metered stamps. Click here for US Postal Services. Embassy will not be responsible for loss of documents in the mail.

Note (ii) : All fees are payable in US postal money orders or cashier cheques made payable to the Embassy of Pakistan. Please do not send cash or personal cheques. Please make sure to include your name and address on money orders or cashier cheques. All fees are non- refundable.

Please see fee structure

Washington DC contacts:

Consular Services - please call 202-349-3177

Washington DC Embassy email: consularsection@embassyofpakistanusa.org

Note: Please include your cell number in the email.