Document for use in Pakistan needs first to be legalised by way of FCO Apostille and then submitted to the Consulate of Pakistan for further attestation.
The consular fee is £6 per document PLUS £2 local bank charges.
Turnaround time is likely to be 1 working day.
There are specific requirements for submission of Powers of Attorney (by British citizen) at the consular section, as follows:
1) Personal appearance* of executant(s);
2) 2 Photograph of executant(s);
3) Attestation by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO Apostille);
4) Provision of each executant’s original valid British passport or driving licence along with its photocopy;
5) Original document(s) along with a complete set of photocopies of all the documents being submitted for legalisation.
*in case a document is a Power of Attorney being executed by more than one executant, all need to attend the consular section in person (they will take fingerprints of each executant). The High Commission no longer accepts Agents legalising Powers of Attorney on behalf of either private individuals of companies.
General commercial documents, except of Powers of Attorney,can still be legalised via an Agent upon production of a valid letter of authorisation signed by the company’s Legal Representative on company’s letterhead paper with the Legal Representative’s passport copy extract (ID page only) attached duly notarised. ATTENDANCE FOR LEGALISATION SUBMISSION ONLY VIA APPOINTMENT.
Method of payment: cash only (payment to their local bank inside the Consulate’s premises)
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (lodging) and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (collection Monday to Friday)
34-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN
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