FAQs Regarding Attestations

How can I get Single Marital Status / Unmarried Certificate?

Un-married certificate/single marital status certificate can be obtained from the Union Council or Marriage Registrar Office where you are a permanent resident in Pakistan. This certificate should be attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and then from the Embassy of Pakistan in the country where you want to present it. Keep in mind that the certificate should be in English language or in the language of the country where you want to present it.

How can I get my Authority Letter attested from the Embassy?

You need to write your authority letter and come to the Embassy of Pakistan with original valid CNIC/POC/NICOP or Pakistani Passport, sign it in front of the officer and get it attested after payment of a prescribed fee. If you are unable to visit the Embassy, you may send the Authority Letter by post after getting it attested from the Notary Public. If you are sending your documents by post, please do not forget to send a self-addressed envelope with 120 SEK worth of postage stamps and also mention your contact number.

How can I get a Power of Attorney attested from the Embassy of Pakistan?

Power of Attorney is a very sensitive and legal document and should be given to the most trusted and reliable person like father, brother, son, daughter or sister etc. By power of attorney you are handing over your complete ownership of your movable or immovable property to the next person to handle it in whatever manner you want to authorize that person. You have to write the power of attorney yourself or through a lawyer/advocate and must come in person to the Embassy of Pakistan with valid Pakistani CNIC/NICOP/POC or Passport along with two recent colour pictures and sign the power of attorney before the officer after payment of prescribed fee. In case some one is unable to visit the Embassy in person, particularly from Finland or far flung cities, the alternative is to get the Power of Attorney attested by the Notary Public and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland or Sweden and then can send it by post with the required fee. Kindly check our website on Attestations page for fees and other requirements. The Power of attorney must be clearly typed without any error. It must be then attested within 90 days from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and then must be registered in the Registrar Office within 120 days.

 If I cannot come in person to the Embassy, is there any other option to get my Power of Attorney attested?

Yes, in case someone is living in Finland or far flung area and cannot come in person, then he/she should get the Power of Attorney attested/apostilled from the Notary Public/Apostil; then from Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and finally send it by post along with fee payment receipt with self-addressed envelope having proper postal stamp. For details see our website for sending documents by post.

 What is the difference between Authority Letter and Power of Attorney?

Authority letter is just giving somebody the authority to receive your documents and certificate or submit your documents on your behalf. Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby you are giving absolute ownership of your property to someone. That person is given authority to exercise your authority on your behalf which is considered legal as if you have done it yourself. Power of Attorney is normally given for valuables like selling /transferring property etc.

How can I get a Police Character Certificate?

You should get it yourself or through a family member from District Police Officer (DPO) of your home town where you are permanent resident in Pakistan. Then you have to get that Police Character Certificate attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and then from the Embassy of Pakistan in the country where you want to present it.

Can we get register our new born baby in the Embassy by post?

Yes, you can and we encourage guardians to send their children’s/applicants’ documents by post for registration of new born baby. The form which is called S-1 Form can be found on our website. Further details regarding requirements for registration can be found on our website.

 How can I get my CNIC or NICOP?

CNIC/NICOP and POC can be directly obtained online on the NADRA’s website: id.nadra.gov.pk. If you have any question about it, kindly contact NADRA directly.