Attestations

Please note any urgent Attestations sent through mail should have URGENT indicated on the waybill in the sender section or somewhere on the package so that we may process this as soon as possible. (Please make sure that writing on the package is approved by the courier service that you are using)

In addition you are also requested to include a letter explaining your emergency and a copy of any proof of your emergency.

  • Attestations of Power of Attorney

Requirements:

  • Power of Attorney - Original + Copy (If sending by mail, first get it notarized from any Notary Public or Lawyer).
  • Valid Pakistan Passport or CNIC or NICOP - Original + Copy or a Notarized Copy
    You may get a notarized copy of your document by visiting a Notary Public or Lawyer.
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • A certified cheque, money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount mentioned in the Fee Table:
    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Attestation Document you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque , Money Order or Bank Draft.
Fee Table:
 
One continuous document(ie same document subject) of the 1st three pages CAD 20.00
If continuous document (ie same document subject) exceeds the first continuous three pages fee will be an additional CAD 20.00 per pg
Documents that are not continuous (ie not the same document subject)

 

CAD 20.00 per document containing 1st three continous pages.

If document exceeds the first continuous three pages fee will be an additional CAD 20.00 per pg


Processing Time: 1 business day
 

Important Notes:
  • Applicants are requested to include any contact information ie phone numbers and email addresses on the incoming envelope or on a separate note so that we may contact you if necessary.
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above

Attestation of Documents issued from Pakistan

  • Educational Documents:

Requirements:

  • Original certificates along with one photocopy.
  • All Educational documents must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad or camp offices at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar & Quetta.
  • Please note before taking these documents to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all certificates i.e. Matric and FA should be attested by the relevant Inter-board Committees of Chairmen, Islamabad and all degrees must be attested by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
  • Attestation of NICOP:

Requirements:

  • Letter requesting Attestation of NICOP - Original
  • NICOP - Original + Copy
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • A certified cheque, money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount mentioned in the Fee Table:

Fee Table:

  • Please submit a $20 fee payable by certified cheque, money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan”.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Attestation of NICOP you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque , Money Order or Bank Draft.
    You may get a notarized copy of your document by visiting a Notary Public or Lawyer.

Processing Time: 1 business day

Important Notes:

  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Applicants are requested to include any contact information ie phone numbers and email addresses on the incoming envelope or on a separate note so that we may contact you if necessary.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Attestation of Certificates:

Requirements:

  • Marriage, Birth and Death certificates etc issued from Pakistan, must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad or Camp Offices, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
  • Original valid Pakistan Passport or CNIC or NICOP or notarized copy if sending by mail. 

Processing Time: 1 business day

  • Bank Account Opening Forms:

Requirements:

  • The Duly filled in original bank form and copy (If sending by mail, please first get it notarized from any notary public or lawyer).
  • Original Valid Pakistan Passport or CNIC or NICOP or notarized copy if sending by mail. 

Processing Time: 1 business day

  • Pension Papers/Live Certificates:

  • Duly filled in Post Office or National Bank of Pakistan’s pension form along with copy of National Identity Card or Pakistan Passport. (If sending by mail, please attach a Health certificate from a family doctor stating that claimant is alive on the current date).
  • There is no charge for attestation of pension form or live certificate.
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application.
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.

Processing Time: 1 business day

  • Attestations of Documents issued from Canada:

Requirements:

  • All documents issued from Canada such as Marriage certificate, Birth Certificates, Death certificates etc must be first attested by Notary Public and countersigned by relevant provincial department.
    • Residents of BC can get their documents countersigned from the following office of Government of British Columbia:
      • Manager, Order in Council administration office,
      Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General
    • Residents of Alberta and Saskatchewan may directly contact their Ministry to Attorney General to get their documents countersigned before bringing/sending them to us for attestation.

Processing Time: 1 business day

  • Child Registration

Please note any urgent Child Registration applications sent through mail should have URGENT indicated on the waybill or somewhere on the package so that we may process this as soon as possible. (Please make sure that writing on the package is approved by the courier service that you are using)

Persons Eligible for Child Registration:
1) Your child can only be Registered within six months from the date of birth.
2)You have all the requirements listed below in the "Requirements:" section.

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in form S and S1
  • Original birth certificate of child with a photocopy OR a notarized copy
    You may get a notarized copy of your document by visiting a Notary Public or Lawyer.
  • Copies of Parents’ Valid or Expired Pakistan Passports
  • Copies of Parents’ Valid or Expired CNIC/NICOP
  • One colour photograph of the child duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada, taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 45mm high by 35mm wide with a light blue or white background.
  • Original No Objection Certificate from Mother & Father
    The consent letter is a self-written letter that states that you have “No Objection to the Registration of your child” and it should be signed and dated.
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • Please include payment indicated in the Fee Table: below.
Fee Table:
  • A certified cheque,money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than Child Registration application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque ,Money Order or Bank Draft.
Processing Time: 1 business day

Important Notes:
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Children cannot travel with just Registration of Child and requires Endorsement or Pakistan Passport for entry into Pakistan.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Attestation of Pakistan Driver’s Licence

Requirements:

  • Filled in Form (do not give information other than on the driver’s licence)
  • Valid or Expired Pakistan Driver’s Licence or International Driving License/Permit - Original + Copy
  • Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) or Pakistan Passport - Copy
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • Please include payment indicated in the Fee Table: below.
Fee Table:
 
  • A certified cheque,money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Attestation of Pakistan Driver’s License application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque , Money Order or Bank Draft.
Processing Time: Verification of driving license is done after receiving clearance from Pakistan which may in some cases take up to 8-12 weeks.

Important Notes:
 
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Applicants are requested to include any contact information ie phone numbers and email addresses on the application form so that we may contact you if necessary.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Transportation of dead body to Pakistan

Requirements:

  • Pakistan Passport – Original + Copy
  • Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) – Original + Copy
  • Death Certificate – Original + Copy
  • Embalming Certificate - Original + Copy
  • Certificate of non communicable diseases – Original + Copy
  • A letter from the Funeral Home - Original + Copy
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
Processing Time: 1 business day
Important Notes:
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.

PIA transport the dead bodies of the Pakistan nationals free of cost to Pakistan.

  • Gift Undertaking

Please note the following information:
For baggage rules and 
vehicle import rules you are requested to visit Federal Board of Revenue.

Attach Two (02) sets of following documents:

  • Completely filled in Gift undertaking form. If apply by mail get the forms notarized from any notary public or lawyer
  • Notarized copy of Income Tax Return and Assessment Notice issued by Canadian Tax Authorities of previous Year.
  • A letter by employer confirming annual income/T4 slip.
  • Valid current Pakistan Passport and Foreign Passport (if held) and copies along with previous passport.
  • Photocopy of Valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application.
    Please include payment indicated in the Fee Table: below.
     
Fee Table:
  • A certified cheque,money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Gift Undertaking application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque ,Money Order or Bank Draft.
Processing Time: 3 business days

Important Notes:
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Transfer of Residence

Attach Two (02) sets of following documents:
  • Completely filled in transfer of residence form
  • Notarized copy of Income Tax Return and Assessment Notice issued by Canadian Tax Authorities of previous Year.
  • A letter by employer confirming annual income/T4 slip
  • Valid Pakistan Passport along with copies of first four pages
  • Photocopy of Valid ID Card.
  • List of Goods
  • A certified cheque,money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Transfer of Residence application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque , Money Order or Bank Draft.
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application.
    Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Police Character Certificate

For Pakistani National

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in form
  • One Photograph duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada, taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 45mm high by 35mm wide with a light blue or white background.
  • Copy of CNIC/NICOP
  • Copy of Pakistan Passport
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • Please include payment indicated in the Fee Table: below.
Fee Table:
  • A certified cheque, money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".
Processing Time:
  • Your Certificate will be issued after receiving clearance from Pakistan.
 
Important Notes:

 
  • Applicants are requested to include any contact information ie phone numbers and email addresses on the application form so that we may contact you if necessary.
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
For Foreign National

Requirements:

  • Duly filled in form
  • One Photograph duly stamped with the date by a photographer in Canada, taken within past three months. The size of the photo to be submitted is 45mm high by 35mm wide with a light blue or white background.
  • Copy of current Passport and previous passport(s), if any, which confirm the stay in Pakistan. Please ensure to attach copy of visa for stay in Pakistan.
  • Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a self addressed registered pre-paid return envelope with their application to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver, please click here for address.
    Applicants applying in person to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Vancouver may come in during our service hours, please click 
    here for our timings.
  • Please include payment indicated in the Fee Table: below.
Fee Table:
 
  • A certified cheque, money order or bank draft in the name of “Consulate General of Pakistan” for the amount of CAD 20.00.

    If you cannot fit the entire payee name in the certified cheque, money order or bank draft you may shorten the pay order to be paid to "Con. General of Pakistan" or "Con. Gen. of Pakistan".

    If you are submitting more than one Police Character Certificate application you may combine the total fees for all applications onto one Certified Cheque , Money Order or Bank Draft.
Processing Time:
  • Your Certificate will be issued after receiving clearance from Pakistan.
 
Important Notes:

 
  • Applicants are requested to include any contact information ie phone numbers and email addresses on the application form so that we may contact you if necessary.
  • Applicants are requested to note down the incoming and outgoing tracking # with the courier service in case package confirmation is required.
  • Please note we only service AlbertaBritish Columbia , Saskatchewan and Yukon.
    Toronto services Ontario residents except Ottawa
    Montreal services Quebec
    Ottawa services any other provinces not listed above
  • Pakistan Remittance Card
     

Overseas Pakistanis remitting foreign currency equivalent to US$2,500 to US$ 50,000 per annum are entitled to the following incentives:

  • Separate counters for special handling at arrival and departures lounges at International Airports.
  • Free issuance and renewal of passport on an urgent basis. The incentives are available for One Year from the date of issuance of Remittance Card.
  • This Division has actually been functioning since December, 2004. The new Division has been given specific goals/targets to improve the welfare of overseas Pakistanis.

SPECIAL ALLOWANCE IN FEDERAL BUDGET

  • The Government has announced special allowances for Foreign Exchange Remittance Card holders.
  • Baggage Rules, 2006 issued by Central Board of Revenue, SRO. 666 (I)/2006 dated 28.06.2005.
  • The duty credit as specified in the Table below shall be admissible to a Pakistani national holding Foreign Exchange Remittance Card (FERC) once during validity of the card. The duty credit can also be utilized for the unaccompanied baggage or any purchase from one of the duty free shops.
  • The duty credit under this scheme shall not be utilizable on import of vehicles.
  • Utilization of duty credit shall be endorsed by the customs on the passport of an FERC holder in the form.
No. TYPE OF FERC AMOUNT REMITTED THROUGH NORMAL BANKING CHANNEL
(in US $ or equivalent foreign currency)
Duty Credit in Pakistani Rupees
1 Silver 2,500 or more 10,000
2 Silver Plus 5,000 or more 20,000
3 Golden 10,000 or more 30,000
4 Golden Plus 25,000 or more 50,000
5 Platinum 50,000 or more 100,000

This facility of duty credit would not be applicable on items with fixed duty as per Para 3 (B) Sr. No. vii of Baggage Rules, 2006 dated 8.8.2006.

Eligibility for Remittance Card

Following is the Eligibility Criteria for Remittance Card.

  • The applicant should be a Non-Resident Pakistani.
  • Remitted amount in Foreign Currency should be equivalent as per table below for issuance of Remittance Cards.
No. TYPE OF FERC AMOUNT REMITTED THROUGH NORMAL BANKING CHANNEL
(in US $ or equivalent foreign currency)
1 Silver 2,500 or more
2 Silver Plus 5,000 or more
3 Golden 10,000 or more
4 Golden Plus 25,000 or more
5 Platinum 50,000 or more

 

  • Certified by the Pakistanis Mission abroad.
  • Remittance is acceptable which has been made to a Pak Rupee Account or which has been converted into Pak Rupees from a Foreign Currency Account.
  • Receipt from the Bank should be attached. (Receipt from Money Exchanger or any other source, other than the recognized banks, is not acceptable.)

How to Apply for Remittance Card

  • As soon as the remitter achieves the remittance target (US$2,500 to US$50,000 see table ) in the stipulated time frame, he may fill in the prescribed application form (available FREE OF COST from Pak Missions, OPF Offices & OPF International Airport Counters) and submit it to the OPF Head Office in Pakistan or the Pakistani Mission abroad, along with the Remittance Book in person or through courier service
  • Remittances would ordinarily be acknowledged / stamped into the Remittance Book through the remitting bank. In case the remitting banks do not verify the transaction in the Remittance Book, the remitter may get the acknowledgement receipt of remitted amount from the bank and get the same acknowledged / stamped into the Remittance Book by the Foreign Mission / OPF.
  • Upon verification, the embassy staff would send the application to the OPF Islamabad on a weekly basis for issuance of Remittance Cards. OPF would return the manufactured cards to the respective missions abroad for their onward dispatch to the applicants.

Procedure of Issuance

  • All applications received from the Pakistani Mission or directly in OPF Head Office / Regional Offices are processed by the Welfare & Services Division of OPF.

VERIFICATION

  • After verifying the documents the card of prescribed category is issued accordingly.

TIME FRAME

  • Normally it takes two weeks to process the case from the date of receipt in OPF Head Office. Foreign Exchange Remittance Cards are then forwarded to Pak Mission for onward delivery to the Overseas Pakistanis.

VALIDITY PERIOD

  • The validity period of Remittance Card is one year from the date of issue and card holders are entitled to avail the incentives till the expiry date.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Duly Filled Application Form.
  • Two Colored Photographs.
  • Photocopy of Passport and CNIC or NICOP or POC.
  • Photocopy of Remittance Book or Proof of Remittance.
  • (Attested by Foreign Mission / Remitting Bank / OPF Head Office).

Remittance Book

  • The Remittances sent by an overseas Pakistani are recorded in the said Remittance Book by the Remitting Bank.
  • A Remittance Book is supplied Free of Cost to those Overseas Pakistanis who have obtained the application form.
  • In case the Remittance Book is not signed by the Bank then Pak Mission or OPF Head Office can attest the remittance book, provided proper conversion receipts are attached.
  • All applications received from the Pakistani Mission or directly in OPF Head Office / Regional Offices are processed by the Welfare & Services Division of OPF.

Renewal of Remittance Card

  • For renewal the same procedure is applied when initial card was issued.