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 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:
Birth Certificate are issued by the Local Government authorities in Pakistan. Such certificates must be duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad or its camp offices in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar. The Embassy and its Consulate offices in the US counter authenticate the above documents.
Attestation of Driving License
In case of driving license, Embassy would attest the letter, issued by the driving license issuing authority, conforming the particulars of the holder of driving license. The letter should first be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad.
Important note: On required photocopies
Please read the requirements for photocopies for each type of application and bring/send the required number of copies with the application.
For the convenience of the applicants, a copier machine at the Consular Section is available, which takes 25 cents (quarters) coins only. To make copies, please bring enough quarters with you.
Note (i) Express Mail : If application is submitted through mail, self addressed pre-paid envelope is mandatory for the return of documents. The Embassy recommends the use of Express Mail for all deliveries. Please use the flat rate envelop. Current cost is : $22.95. Do not use Metered stamps. The Embassy does not accept any other form of return envelope. 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.
Washington DC contacts:
Consular Services - please call 202-349-3177
Washington DC Embassy email: email@example.com
Note: Please include your cell number in the email.