Attestation of Documents
Application for consular services can be submitted at Counter No. 6 of the Visa Section of the High Commission between 0930-1330 hrs from Monday to Thursday, except Gazetted holidays. The consular document can be collected as per date/time advised by the Consular Officer.
Documents that require attestation for production before the authorities in India or Pakistan could be of any of the following types:
The general principle is that documents mentioned at (1) and (2) above to be produced before the authorities in India or Pakistan need to be apostilled by the competent authorities in the respective countries i.e. documents issued by an authority in Pakistan under Pakistani laws need to be apostilled by the competent authorities in Pakistan and documents issued by an authority in India under Indian laws or documents executed by the applicants themselves in India need to be apostilled or attested by the competent authorities in India. This is common to both, Indian nationals as well as foreign national. i.e. Attestation of a document at this High Commission requires pre authentication / attestation of that document by the country of its origin (Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of External Affairs). For example, if the document originated in Pakistan, it has to be first get attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Islamabad. If the document originated in India, it has to be attested by CPV Division, Patiala House, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Similar for other countries also.