Attestation Of Documents/Power of Attorney Requirements

Attestation of Documents

We offer attestation service for various types of documents per the following specific and standard requirements:

Specific Requirements for different types of documents:

    • For attestation of signatures of executants of a Power of Attorney/ Affidavit/ Pension paper/ Life Certificate/ Will, their personal presence before the consular officer is mandatory. No prior appointment is needed for that. For information about opening hours of the Consular Section, please visit Home Page of the website. We follow Central Standard Time (CST).
    • For attestation of Pakistani documents like Nikah Nama/Marriage Certificate , Birth Certificate, Academic Certificates etc., prior authentication of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad is mandatory. These documents can be submitted to us in person or via postal mail because personal presence of applicant is not necessary for attestation of such type of documents.
    • For attestation of photocopies of Pakistani Passports and Computerized Identity Cards, presentation of original documents is mandatory. These documents can be submitted to us in person or via postal mail because personal presence of applicant is not necessary for attestation of this type of document.
    • Affixing a photograph on power of attorney by an executant/executants is/are mandatory.

For Attestation of US documents, prior authentication of US Department of State, Washington D.C. is mandatory.

These documents can be submitted to us in person or via postal mail because personal presence of applicant is not necessary for attestation of this type of documents.

  • Our Office Address is: 10700 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite # 209, Los Angeles, CA 90025

No prior appointment is necessary. Applicants will be attended on first-come-first served basis Mon- Fri (except a public holiday) between 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. However, if you want to save your time, please MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
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Standard Requirements for all types of documents:

  • Original document with copy of the document.
  • Original valid Pakistani passport or CNIC/NICOP along with photocopy.
  • Proof of Residence in our area of jurisdiction e.g. copy of state ID card or Driving License ( Our Consular jurisdiction covers States of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska and Montana).
  • A self-addressed, pre-paid return envelope with tracking number {if the applicant desires the return of the attested document via post}.
  • Fees payable only in the form of money order or cashier’s check in the name of the Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles. If a power of attorney, affidavit etc is signed by more than one person, the fee will be multiplied accordingly. For amount of the attestation fees of various types of documents, please see the chart below:

The Fee Structure for various documents is as under:

 

Type of documents Attestation Fees Per Document (US $) Processing Time
1 Legalization/ Notarization of Power of Attorney $ 8.00 On the spot in person and within three business days after receipt through mail
2 Affidavit of Support $ 8.00 do
3 No Objection Certificate $ 5.00 do
4 Marriage Certificate and other Pakistan issued documents per signature (Need prior attestation by Ministry of Foreign Affaris, Islamabad or its Camp Offices) $ 5.00 do
 5 All U.S. issued documents per signature (Need prior authentication from U.S. Department of State) $ 08.00 do
6 Pension Papers No Fee do

Note: in case of having no Pakistan ID papers like Identity Card/ Passport or a non- Pakistani, any document like Power of Attorney, Affidavit, will require prior attestation by the US Department of State before getting it attested from the consulate.