Attestation of Documents

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

Attestation of Documents | 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, 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 this type of document.
  • 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.
  • For Attestation of US documents, prior authentication of US Department of State, Washington D.C. is mandatory. Department of State attestation needs prior authentication from the Secretary of State of the State where the document was issued/notarized (We cover States of TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, and LOUISIANA). Their address and telephone details can be seen on their weblink:
    http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal-considerations/judicial/authentication-of-documents/office-of-authentications.html.
    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.

Standard Requirements for all types of documents

  • Original document with copy of the document.
  • Original valid Pakistani passport or CNIC/NICOP along with photocopy.
  • Two passport size photographs.
  • Proof of Residence in our area of jurisdiction e.g. copy of state ID card or Driving License ( Our Consular jurisdiction covers States of TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA AND LOUISIANA).
  • 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, Houston. For amount of the attestation fees of various types of documents, please see the chart below: