Attestation of Documents

Attestation of Documents

Attestation of Documents

  • Submission of Application:

    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.

  • General Note on Attestation of Documents:

    Documents that require attestation for production before the authorities in India or Pakistan could be of any of the following types:

    • Documents issued by an authority in Pakistan under Pakistani laws (e.g. birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, educational degrees/certificates etc.
    • Documents issued by an authority in India under Indian laws (e.g. birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, educational degrees/certificates etc.) or documents executed by the applicants themselves in India.
    • Documents executed by the applicants themselves in Pakistan (e.g. affidavits, declarations, power of attorney, will etc.).

    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.

    1. The High Commission of India reserves the right to reject attestation of documents, the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
    2. Personal appearance of the applicant and of the witnesses (where applicable) before the Consular Officer at the High Commission is mandatory for direct attestation of such documents.
  • Attestation of Power of Attorney (Property Matters):
    • Fees: Rs. 2400/- + 200 contribution towards ICWF
    • Original document + one photocopy to be signed in front of the Consular Officer
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages of the passport or photocopy of the NIC card in case of Pakistani nationals
    • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Attestation of Power of Attorney (other than Property Matters) :
    • Fees: Rs. 1200/- + 200 contribution towards ICWF
    • Original document + one photocopy to be signed in front of the Consular Officer
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages of the passport or photocopy of the NIC card in case of Pakistani nationals
  • Attestation of affidavit/document for commercial purpose:
    • Fees: Rs. 6000/- + 200 contribution towards ICWF
    • Original document should be first attested by the     Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt of Pakistan
    • Original document + one photocopy
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages of the passport or photocopy of the NIC card in case of Pakistani nationals
  • Attestation of Academic Documents:
    • Fees: Rs. 1200/- + 200 contribution towards ICWF
    • If document has been issued by an academic institution in Pakistan, the document should be first attested by the
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt of Pakistan
    • If document has been issued by an academic institution in India, the document should be attested by the General Administration Department of the concerned State, Ministry of HRD and the Consular Section, Ministry of External Affairs, Patiala House, New Delhi.
    • Original and photocopy of the marksheet
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages of the passport or photocopy of the NIC card in case of Pakistani nationals
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) :
    • Fees: Rs. 3000/- + 200 contribution towards ICWF
    • Application in the Miscellaneous Services Form (Form 2.doc)
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Two passport size photographs.
    • Letter from Embassy which has asked for Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Life Certificate (for pensioners):
    • Fees: Gratis
    • Original Passport (including subsequent additional booklets if any)
    • Photocopy of inside cover pages and other relevant pages of the passport.
    • Original and one photocopy of the Life Certificate in the Format prescribed by the concerned Bank/Institution to be signed before the Consular Officer of the Embassy.
 
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