How To Get Issuance of Equivalence Letters Via HEC Portal

HEC has recently introduced a complete paperless system for issuance of Equivalence Letters through “eservices.hec.gov.pk”. The new Equivalence Letters are system-generated, hence do not require attestation.​​​​​​​​
Notice: ​All applicants are requested to apply for “degree attestation” at web link https://eservices.he​c.gov.pk with effect from 18th December, 2020. The degree attestation service will not be available at web link http://www.eportal.hec.gov.pk​ from​ said date. Old applicants will use same username and password of “eportal” for log-in at “eservices
  • The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has introduced new Degree Attestation System (DAS) w.e.f. 29th May, 2017 wherein all applicants have to apply online for degree attestation by creating their accounts on HEC web link https://eservices.hec.gov.pk and complete their profile.​
  • ​After completion of online Application, applicants are required to submit their appli​cation for initial examination. If provisional/initial scrutiny of application has successful, applicants will be informed by HEC via SMS and email to:​

     

  • schedule their appointment (for walk-in urgent only) according to their convenience and subject to availability of time slots OR
  • Send Documents through designated courier service​​​
  • Ap​plications under walk-in urgent mode are attested and returned on same day of scheduled visit. Applications received through courier service are processed on first-come first-serve basis and returned to applicant via courier service. On completion of attestation process at HEC, applicants are informed via SMS and email.
  • ​​Applicants are required to submit original documents of all previous qualifications (matric onward) and other relevant documents along with a set of photocopies at time of degree attestation.​​
  • ​There are two modes:
  • (a) Walk-in Mode (For Urgent Applications only): Under walk-in mode, an applicant can apply for degree attestation by self-submission or can authorize any person to get attestation of his documents on his/her behlf.
    • (b) Authorized Courier Service Mode (For all normal applications): The applicants living abroad as well as within country may send documents for attestation through designated courier services where the courier company is responsible for attestation and return of documents to applicant. For details, please visit Attestation through Courier Service.
  • ​In case, there is any ambiguity or clarification required, please go through the “Procedure for Online Attestation”, “User Manual” & “FAQs”. If you still have questions/comments/suggestions, please register a complaint at onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk or make a call to designated number, details of which are available at “Contact Us”​.  All queries received are responded in 72 hours.
  •  HEC provides facility of sealing of HEC’s attested documents in envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.) on request of applicants. However, it is the responsibility of applicant to get relevant information from evaluating agencies, Universities, etc. about documents required in sealed envelope and apply for attestation accordingly. For more information, please visit the link “Requirement for documents in sealed Envelope”.​​
  • Attestation fee for each Original document is Rs. 1000/- and for each Photocopy is Rs. 700/-.
  • Photocopies of degrees and transcripts can only be attested if original documents are already attested by HEC. However, applicant may apply for attestation of original documents as well as of its photocopies in a single application.
Note: 
  • Fake documents(s) presented at HEC, will be confiscated and necessary action will be taken against the fraudulent person(s) as per approved policy/rules/law.
  • Provision of incomplete/ false information/uploads may cause inconvenience for you at later stage.

PUBLIC ATTENTION NOTICES

​PUBLIC ALERT:
Walk-in mode of attestation (for Urgent Attestation Applications only) has been resumed at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar & Quetta with effect from 16th February 2021. Applicants are required to apply online by selecting Urgent Mode and visit concerned HEC office on scheduled date & time. Applicants are also required to follow all precautionary and preventive measures prescribed by the Government against spread of COVID-19 when they visit HEC
​​​​​​​​​​​​Urgent Attestation Service:
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The Higher Education Commission ha​​​s launched an urgent service at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar & Quetta for attestation of Educational Documents on fast track (Monday to Friday, excluding gazetted public holidays).​
The applicant would have to pay Rs.3000/- as urgent attestation fee in addition to Rs.1000/ for attestation of each original document and Rs.700/- for attestation of each photocopy document. Applicants will have to apply online at eservices.hec.gov.pk by following laid down procedure and select urgent mode of attestation at the time of submission of online application.​
Notice: Documents in Sealed Envelope:
All applicants who require attested documents in sealed envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.) are advised to keep photocopies of HEC attested documents for their record and future reference before placing in envelope for seal. All those applicants who apply for attestation through courier service and require documents in sealed envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.) are also advised to inform the courier service company for arranging photocopies of HEC attested documents for their record before placing in envelope for seal.
Notice:  Discontinuation of Computer Lab Facility:
It is notified for the information of General Public that due to launch of new degree attestation system, the computer Lab facility is no longer available at HEC. All applicants are advised to apply online from their homes at eservices.hec.gov.pk.
Beware of Individuals Posing as Attestation Agents:
Please visit the following link for details:
Remove Plastic Coating from Documents:
Please remove the plastic coating before submitting documents at HEC for attestation. Please visit the following link for details:

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTESTATION

  • ​​​​​​​If original documents of an applicant are already attested and now applying for attestation of photocopies of the documents, original attested documents are still required to be sent to HEC
  • Only transcript (complete/Incomplete) is also attested even if the degree has not been issued subject to the condition that the said transcript/ or a copy of transcript should be verified by the Controller of Examination of the concerned university/degree Awarding Institute (DAI).
  • In case of incomplete transcript, status of incomplete studies (such as incomplete transcript/degree in progress, etc.) must be reflected on the transcript. Moreover, applicants should also select relevant option of incomplete studies while applying online for degree attestation.
  • If a transcript is not issued by Examination/Controller’s office of university rather it has been issued by a department/institute/affiliated college, such a transcript must be verified from the Controller of Examination of university concerned
  • ​Information on applicant’s academic documents (degree/transcript/provisional certificate etc) must exactly be same Besides, the information must also exactly match with those CNIC/Passport.
  • For attestation of “Shahadatul Almiya fil Uloomm al Arabia wal Islamia”, please enter particulars of Aama, Khasa, Aaliya and Almiya in the online application form and attach equivalence issued by HEC.
  • For attestation of “Equivalence Letter” issued by HEC, please present the original Equivalence Letter along with all necessary documents.
  • HEC does not attest any document having omission, overwritten or erasing on it. In such a case concered University may be contacted for Issuance of revised documents free of omission/overwriting/erasure. Alternatively, a verified copy of document, from Controller of Examination of concerned University/DAI may be provided.
  • Please read complete procedure for selected method of attestation i.e., Walk-In (urgent applications only) or Courier Service before proceeding for attestation to avoid any inconvenience.
  • On successful completion of Initial Scrutiny of an application, an email having detailed instructions is sent to the applicants which may be followed before submission of case to HEC for attestation
  • For attestation of CPSP Fellowship/Membership certificate (FCPS/MCPS), the said certificate should be verified from Chief Controller of Examinations of CPSP.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ATTESTATION

  • ​​​​​Duly filled-in Application Form and Challan Form or Courier Receipts in case attestation is applied through courier service.
  • A clearly visible copy of valid Computerized National Identity Card or Passport (in case of Foreign National only) is mandatory.
  • Applicants are required to submit original documents of all previous qualifications (matric onward) and other relevant documents along with a set of photocopies at time of degree attestation. Submission of original degree(s) alongwith transcript(s) from bachelor onward is mandatory. ​
  • Submission of Transcript/Result Card with degree is mandatory even if its attestation is not required.
  • In case of professional degree/diploma, Registration and/or accreditation from relevant professional body.
  • In case the documents are being presented by a person other than the degree holder, an authority letter for the authorized person from the degree holder along with a copy of CNIC of the authorized person duly attested by Grade-17 and above officer is required.
  • A set of photocopies of CNIC/Passport and documents that are required to be attested, for HEC record.
  • If applicant also require attestation of photocopies of documents then two sets of photocopies of educational documents may be provided. Please provide legible photocopies of educational documents to be attested having amply space for pasting of Attestation Ticket and signature & stamp.
  • Copy of old CNIC with father’s Name / Nikahnama / Marriage Certificate only for those married female where name and father name mentioned on Degree / Transcript do not match with particulars mentioned on CNIC.
  • Additional docu​ments from case to case basis as and when demanded​​

ADDITIONALREQUIREMENT FOR MS/M.PHIL. & PHD DEGREE

  • ​​If a degree program of MS/MPhil/Equivalent has been launched by university after 07th November 2013, issuance of N​OC by HEC is mandatory. The list showing campus wise detail of NOC is available at ​web link Updated-list-NOC-Issued.pdf
  • ​For attestation of a PhD degree, name of degree holder should be available in PhD Country Directory (PCD).​

REQUIREMENT FOR DOCUMENTS IN SEALED ENVELOPS

  • ​HEC provides facility of sealing of only HEC’s attested documents in an envelope on request of applicants.
  • After receipt of attested document​s, applicants are required to visit R&I Section of HEC for placing documents in envelope and sealing. Only HEC attested documents will be placed in the envelope before seal All those applicants, who apply for attestation through courier service and require documents in a sealed envelope, are required to inform the relevant courier company accordingly as well as mention the same on front page of application form.
  • All applicants who require attested documents in a sealed envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.) are advised to keep photocopies of HEC attested documents for their record and future reference before placing in envelope for seal. All those applicants who apply for attestation through courier service and require documents in sealed envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.) are also advised to inform the courier service company for arranging photocopies of HEC attested documents for applicant’s record before placing in an envelope for seal.​

DEGREE ATTESTATION THROUGH COURIER SERVICE

​​​​​​​For Domestic Applicants:


    • HEC has officially designated the TCS Courier Company to facilitate the domestic attestation seekers for getting attestation of educational documents from all over Pakistan. In this regard, the applicants will hand over the application form, relevant educational & other documents, attestation fee and courier service charges at respective centers of TCS.
    • The courier company would be responsible to get attestation of documents from HEC and return the same to applicants.
    • If documents are returned un-attested due to any reason, then applicant may get refund of deposited attestation fee from TCS.
    • For detailed procedure, please visit link:

 ​​Degree Attestation through Courier Service Domestic​

Note: 
Applicants who intend to apply for attestation through Courier Service, MUST DEPOSIT attestation fee in relevant center of Courier Company. Fee deposited in bank or online will not be acceptable.

For International Applicants:​​

  • ​HEC has officially designated Gerry’s FedEx International​, Islamabad, Pakistan to facilitate the attestation seekers living abroad for getting attestation of educational documents. In this regard, the applicant will send the application form, relevant educational & other documents, Bank draft to designated office of courier company.
  • The courier company would be responsible to get attestation of documents from HEC and return the same to applicants.
  • For detailed procedure please visit link:Attestation ​Through Courier International

​​     Note:​​​​

  1.  ​Applicants are advised to ensure that their contact number(s), postal address and valid e-mail are given in the online application form, so that they can be contacted in case of any clarification.
  2. All those applicants who apply for attestation through courier service and require documents in sealed envelope (for WES/ICAS etc.)  are advised to inform the courier service company for arranging photocopies of HEC attested documents for their record before placing in envelope for seal.​

For more Information: Visit the HEC PORTAL

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