Higher Education Commission, HEC has introduced a new online feature of degree attestation through which the applicants can be able to make requests or apply for attestation of their degree online.
A new portal has been introduced by HEC and this portal can be used by the applicants for account creation and online registration. The main purpose of this feature is to provide ease to degree holders with hassle free mechanism, as in the past, applicants were bound to stand in queues and wait for their document attestation.
The main purpose of this feature is to provide ease to degree holders with hassle free mechanism, as in the past, applicants were bound to stand in queues and wait for their document attestation.
Now, the applicants can fill an online registration form and upload their scanned documents for attestation.
After submission of form with documents, the request/application will be examined by HEC and the applicant will be prompt with an email or SMS containing the visit timing of applicant at one of HEC offices located in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar or Quetta.
On scheduled date and time, the applicants must have to bring their original documents along with a copy of attested.
Well, if the applicant can’t be able to reach office due to any reason, then the applicant should send someone else along with authority letters and other documents. Courier service is also made available for the applicants for receiving their attested documents.
In this case, the applicants should select the mode of attestation through courier and then submit documents and courier fee with the courier company described on the portal.
For Ph.D. applicants, the verification process is of two steps. From Dashboard, the applicants will be redirected to Ph.D. Country Directory (PCD) and then the applicants will be asked to enter CNIC or email to search for their record.
PCD serial number and other data are required to fill verification form and then HEC will verify the record for subsequent attestation.
The applicants will also have a choice to reschedule their visit time in case if the applicants can not be able to report on fixed scheduled date or time. This new system has also the ability to track down the application online.
The new system is linked to Pakistan Qualification Register (PQR) due to which the applicants can only be able to proceed for attestation if the degree program is listed in PQR otherwise the applicant can’t be able to proceed further and in this case the applicant should contact the focal person of their university for entry of programme in PQR.
List of focal person is also available at attestation portal.For the further details visit HEC website.