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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 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.
1. Original power of attorney,
2. A copy of the power of attorney for the Embassy's record,
3. Deponent's original Pakistani Passport/NICOP a;spcopies of Passport and NICOP.
4. Processing fee in money order ($8 for 7 day and $16 for 2 day processing).


Birth Certificate

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.


Express Mail

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.

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.


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