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Attestation of Documents

Attestation of a Power of Attorney
Procedure of Attestation of Power of Attorney/Affidavits:
 

High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra and Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney no longer accepts application for attestation of the Power of Attorney/Affidavits through mail.Deponent of the power of attorney has to be physically present at the Consular Section of the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra and Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney along with his/her original passport/NICOP. He/She 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 High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra / Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney.

  1. Original Power of Attorney/Affidavit.
  2. Application Form for Power of Attorney/Attestation
  3. Deponent's Original Pakistani/Australian Passport along with its copy.
  4. Deponent's Original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis(NICOP) along with its copy.
  5. Two recent passport size photographs affixed on Power of Attorney next to place of signature.
  6. Processing fee in the form of Postal Money Order or Bank Cheque A$20.00

Note: If all the above documents are provided at the submission of the application, processing time is the same day.

Note: In case a Power of Attorney, is to be executed by more than one person, the fee is to be charged for every executant.

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 Australian entities needing attestation of the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra / Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney have to be first notarized/attested by the Authentication Office of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) in every state capital of Australia.

All documents (such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, Police Character Certificates and educational degrees etc.) issued by the departments of the Government of Pakistan needing attestation of the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra / Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney have to be first notarized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad or its four camp offices in the provincial capitals.

Check List:

Applicant can send the following documents through the post to the consular section of the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra / Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney.

  1. Original Document attested by DFAT/MOFA Pakistan
  2. Application Form for Power of Attorney/Attestation
  3. Applicant's copy of Passport attested by Justice of Peace (JP).
  4. Applicant's copy of CNIC/NICOP attested by Justice of Peace (JP).
  5. Processing fee in the form of Postal Money Order or Bank Cheque A$20.00
  6. Self-Addressed Express or Registered Post Envelop for the return of the document.

Mode of Payment:

  • In case of High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra, Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft in favor of "High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra".
  • In case of Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney, you can send Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft in favor of "Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney".
  • All types of Credit / Debit Cards are also accepted for payment only in the Consulate General Sydney through EFTPOS machine at the Consular Services Counter.
  • No Cash is accepted in any case.

Postal Address for High Commission:
PO Box 7130, Yarralumla ACT 2600 (Australia)

Postal Address for Sydney Consulate:
Level 3, 109 Pitt Street, GPO Box 5256, Sydney CBD NSW 2000

Email:
    For enquiries regarding any further information related to Consular Services, please email at:
    Pakistan High Commission Canberra: ca@pakistan.org.au
    Consulate General Sydney: enquiry@pakistan.org.au
    (We try to reply emails on daily basis)
    Please note Consular fees once deposited cannot be refunded