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Attestation and Legalisation - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee for attestation of Power of Attorney?

Attestation fee of Power of Attorney varies depending upon the number of executants. Click the link to view the fees:

Attestation Fees

What information does the Power of Attorney have to contain?

The High Commission has nothing to do with the written contents of the Power of Attorney and is only attesting the signatures.

For power of Attorney/Authority Letter with two or more executants, are all executants required to be present or only one executant with the original and valid IDs of all executants can get the documents attested?.

No. All the executants have to be present in front of Pakistan High Commission's official along with original and valid Pakistani IDs.

Is it possible to get legalization on the basis of expired Pakistani ID (Pakistani Passport/ NICOP/CNIC)?

No. Valid IDs (Pakistani Passport/NICOP/CNIC) are required for attestation of documents. However, if you are a British passport holder, the documents can be attested/ legalized from Legalisation department of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The same documents can subsequently be attested from this High Commission.

If I don't have my Pakistan ID card (NICOP/CNIC) and possess valid Pakistani passport, am I able to get my power of attorney or Authority letter attested?

Yes. On the basis of valid Pakistani passport we are able to attest your documents, as we have to verify your signatures only.

Is it possible to get attestation/ legalization of document originating from Pakistan at Pakistan High Commission, which is not attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad or its Camp offices?

No. Document originating from Pakistan needs to be attested first from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad or one of its Camp Offices (at Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta).

If I want to change my name with poll deed from the local solicitor, can it be attested by Pakistan High Commission?

Yes, but only after the poll deed has been attested / legalized by the Legalisation department of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).


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