Consular Affairs

TIMINGS

Monday to Thursday:    8 AM to 1 PM 
Friday:                        8 AM to 12 Noon


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and all its Camp Offices at Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta do not attest either the contents or the genuineness of the document. They only countersigns the attestation made by other authorities like the educational certificates which have to be attested by IBCC and Higher Education Commission etc. The Ministry, thus, verifies the signatures of concerned attesting authorities. These documents include:

  • Documents issued by various authorities of central, provincial and local government which are intended to be used abroad or submitted in Foreign Missions in Pakistan;
  • Documents verified/attested by our Foreign Missions which are intended to be presented  in Pakistan

Further, the Ministry only attests documents in Urdu and English versions. Document or its translation in any other language other than English is not attested. Applicants may get their attested documents translated from the Translation Centres, approved by the concerned diplomatic Mission, in Islamabad and submit directly to the Embassies.
Documents once attested, will remain valid forever and hence will not be re-attested.
Attestation made by the Camp Offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi has the same weightage and authenticity as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad and hence, will not be re-attested.
Photocopy or translation of any document will be attested when original document is presented or it is attested by a gazetted officer of BPS-17 or above.

OFFICES/Authorised FOR ATTESTATION

The Ministry provides consular services at it's Headquarters in Islamabad as well as at its Camp Offices in the four provincial capitals. Addresses and telephone numbers of these offices are as follows:

 

 

 


S. No.

Office Address

Tel. No. 

1.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Constitution Avenue , Islamabad

 

051-9207895                    051-9056524

2.

Camp Office Karachi, Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Adjacent to FTC building Karachi .

021-9204989
021-9206690 

3.

 

Camp Office Lahore , No. 1-AC Off. Club Road GOR-1, Lahore

042-9200247                   042-9200249 

4.

Camp Office Peshawar , No. 66-C-1, University Road ,  University Town Peshawar

091-9218126

5.

Camp Office Quetta , Room 28, 2nd Floor, Block 07, Civil Secretariat Balochistan, Quetta

081-9203155

PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENT BEFORE SUBMISSION of the documents to MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS


  S.No.     

NATURE OF DOCUMENTS

Attestation Stamp (Rs)
(available from Post Office)

PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS

1.

Nikah Nama (Urdu)

Rs. 5

Seal of Nikah Registrar; copy may be issued by concerned Secretary Union Council or Chief Officer or Tehsil Municipal Officer or Executive Officer of Cant Board.

2.

Birth Certificates(Urdu)

Rs. 5

Issued by Secretary Union Council or Chief Officer or Tehsil Municipal Officer or Executive officer of Cant Board.

3.

B. Form(Urdu)

Rs. 5

Issued by NADRA or old B.form having the stamp of District Registration Officer (in original)

4.

Character Certificate

Rs. 5

Issued by District Police Officer

5.

Medical Certificate

Rs. 5

Issued or countersigned by Medical Superintendent of any Govt. Hospital

6.

Death Certificates(Urdu)

Rs. 5

Issued by Secretary Union Council alongwith ID card Cancellation certificate issued from NADRA or the concerned registration office.

7.

Divorce Certificate(Urdu)

Rs. 5

Divorce Certificate should be issued by Chairman Arbitration Council of the Area or the Court judgment regarding dissolution of marriage should be presented for attestation.

8.

Unmarried Certificate   Affidavit                   Union Council Certificate

Rs. 10
Rs. 5

Affidavit from Parents and an unmarried certificate from Secretary/Nazim Union Council should be attached with the affidavit.

9.

ID card Cancellation Form (Urdu)

Rs. 5

Issued by NADRA or District Registration Officer.

10.

Driving License

Rs. 5

Original Driving License has to be presented at the counter alongwith NOC issued by concerned License Issuing Authority. Only original NOC is attested. Copy of CARD driving license is also attested.

11.

School Leaving Certificate (Urdu)

Rs. 5

School leaving certificate of Class I-IX countersigned by District Education Officer and Class X attested by Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC).

12.

Secondary School Certificate

Rs. 5

Attested by IBCC

13.

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Rs. 5

Attested by IBCC

14.

Diploma of One year duration and short courses

Rs. 25

These certificates first have to be attested by National Training Bureau (NTB).

15.

Bachelors and Masters Degree

Rs. 25

Attested by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

16.

Degrees/Diploma Certificates relating to
Medical professionals
PMDC Reg., etc. Experience Certificates

Rs.25

Rs. 5

All the documents have first to be attested by the Ministry of National Regulations and Services. The MBBS degree has to be attested by HEC.

17.

Diploma of Paramedical professionals,
Nursing Diplomas etc.    

Experience Certificates)

Rs.25

Rs. 5

All Nursing related documents first have to be attested by the Ministry of National Regulations and Services.

18.

Succession and Guardianship Certificate

Rs. 10

Issued by the Civil Judge of the Civil Court.

19.

Special Power of Attorney from Pakistan to person Abroad

Rs.60/- per executants, upto a Maximum of Rs.240/-

Power of Attorney should be presented alongwith Succession Certificate and Guardianship Certificate. To get the attestation the executant(s) has to be present in person to sign the Power of Attorney or it should be registered with concerned Sub-Registrar of the Revenue Department.

20.

Power of Attorney from Abroad to a person in Pakistan

Same as above

Person authorized in Pakistan has to appear in person with original ID card to get the Power of Attorney attested from MOFA.

21.

Documents relating to commerce/trade

Rs. 35

Attested by the concerned Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

22.

English translation of all above mentioned documents

Rs. 25

Translation from the approved translation house by the concerned Embassy/Department will be accepted.


WHO CAN PRESENT DOCUMENTS AT MOFA

  • The applicant himself or his family member with authority letter;
  • The person presenting the documents on behalf of his relative is required to show his/her original ID card/Passport/Driving License/University Card/School Card/Domicile/Office Card or any of his valid ID.
  • If no family member of the applicant is residing in Pakistan, the applicant is required to produce an authority letter duly signed by our Mission abroad to the authorized person to be brought at the counter alongwith other related documents.

TIMINGS FOR RECEIVING AND RETURN OF DOCUMENTS

The documents needing attestations can be submitted at consular office window on the given timings. The attested documents are likely to be returned to the applicants after two hours of their submission.

DOCUMENTS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ATTESTATION

The following documents in original as well as the copies of these documents are not attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as these do not fall under the purview of the Ministry:

  • Passports
  • Domicile
  • ID card
  • Documents related to immoveable property (i.e Registries of the plots and agriculture land)


Drop Box Facility for Attestation of Documents at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Camp Offices



In order to facilitate the general public, following courier companies have been authorized to receive documents for attestation (except Power of Attorney) from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all its Camp Offices located at four provincial headquarters. These are TCS, Gerry’s, OCS, UPS, Leopards.
 
This Ministry will receive documents in respect of Rawalpindi / Islamabad and its suburbs. Documents from other cities will be received by the respective camp office.
 
a)           Service Charges:
 
            Rs. 100/- In City(Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore)
            Rs. 200/- Out-City(Any city other than mentioned above)
i.             Service charges shall be inclusive of all taxes.
ii.            No additional service charges/hidden charges shall be admissible.
iii.         The service Charges are for each applicant/case and not for each document.
 
Note:Expenditure on stamps to be affixed on documents will be borne by the applicant.
 
b)          Loss of Documents by the Courier Companies:
 
                     i.        The Courier Company shall be responsible for the total cost of reconstruction of any documents whether damaged or lost.
                    ii.        Any cost involved in transportation/lodging of the person whose documents are damaged / lost shall also be borne by the Courier Company.
                   iii.        No additional charges shall be levied on the affected person whose documents are damaged /lost.
 
The general public is requested to make use of the drop box facility. However, before submitting your documents please make sure that these are in order and fulfill all the requirements. Details are mentioned above and also available with the concerned courier companies.