Attestation/Equivalence

Attestation and equivalence process

The students with A and O-Level academic backgrounds are required to get an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). This equivalence is necessary to determine their exact marks.

Attestation of educational certificates/diplomas

The Federal Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan has authorized IBCC to attest certificates / diplomas at Secondary and Higher Secondary / Intermediate levels, awarded by all Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Boards of Technical Education in Pakistan and other such Boards at Secondary and Higher Secondary levels.

Rules of Attestation

No. IBCC/ATN-RULES/8118-86             12 December 2006

Subject:IBCC RULES/PROCEDURE FOR ATTESTATION OF SSCs/HSSCs/ DIPLOMAs/SHAHADAT-UL-SAANVIAT-UL-AAMA/

Shahadat-ul-saanviat-ul-khasa/school leaving certificates/mark sheets/result card, etc.

Reference is invited to Resolution No 5 of the 113th meeting of Inter Board Committee of Chairmen held on 19-20 September 2006, at AJK Mirpur.

During the meeting under reference, the following Rules of Inter Board Committee of Chairmen for attestation of Secondary School Certificates, Higher Secondary School Certificates issued by Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan, Diplomas by Boards of Technical Education, etc. Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Aama, Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Khasa by recognized Deeni Madaris of Pakistan, School Leaving Certificates,  Mark Sheets, Result Card etc. and Application Form were approved.

Application Form (1-Page) may be obtained from Window/Reception which is available free of cost (attached). Application Form can also be down loaded from IBCC . Please ensure to fill all the columns. In case any column(s) is left blank, IBCC may not be able to process the case.

All the SSCs, HSSCs, Diplomas, Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Aama, Shahadat-ul-Saanviat-ul-Khasa, Marks Sheets, School Leaving Certificate, etc. should be verified from the issuing authority/Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education/Board of Technical Education concerned  before submitting it to IBCC for attestation. IBCC will attest only those certificates which have been verified by the respective issuing authority.          

Only the certificates of those Private Schools/Colleges/institutions will be attested which are either affiliated with a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Board of Technical Education or registered with Directorate of Education. The applicant will get the document verified from the respective BISE, BTE and Directorate of Education etc. before depositing the same with IBCC. He will provide proof of such Affiliation or Registration e.g. copy of Affiliation/Registration Certificate/letter etc.  

If the certificate is found genuine, is okay in all respects and meets the requirements of rules of IBCC, BISE, BTE, Government, respective institution(s) etc. it will be attested and delivered on the next working day of the date of deposit.

In case of need, clarification, doubt or any fact/particular/thing about certificate is not clear it will be attested after verification and meeting the necessary requirements.

If  any certificate submitted to IBCC is found fake/bogus after verification by the IBCC, it will be forfeited and will not be returned to the applicant and necessary action under the Rules of  IBCC will be taken against the applicant/holder of the certificate.

Attestation of Original Certificate(s) is compulsory.

Photocopy of the certificate will be attested after attestation of original   certificate. 

Applicants from the provinces of Baluchistan, NWFP, Punjab and Sindh will submit their certificates for attestation to the Regional Offices of IBCC located at all Provincial Headquarters i.e. Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi. Name, Designation, Address, Phone and Fax numbers of Regional Offices are as under:

Islamabad Head Office

Abdul Qayyum
Assistant Secretary (Attestation & Academics)
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
At Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Building
H-8/4, Islamabad
Phone: (051) 9235019
Fax:     (051) 9250451
           (051) 9250454

Karachi Regional Office

Assistant Secretary (Equivalence & Attestation)
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
At Board of Intermediate Education Building Bakhtiari Youth Centre
North Nazimabad
Karachi-74700
Phone:   (021) 6639878                                  
Fax:       (021) 6639878          

Lahore Regional Office

Rana Mohammad Khawar Paiman
Assistant Secretary (Equivalence and Attestation)
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
At Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Building
86-Mozang Road, Lahore
Phone: (042) 9203893
Fax:     (042) 9203893

Peshawar Regional Office

Mr Shafaqat Ali
Assistant Secretary (Equivalence and Attestation)
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
At Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Building
Jamrud Road, Peshawer
Phone:  (091) 9276454
Fax:      (091) 9276454

Quetta Regional Office

Mr Sher Jan
Assistant Secretary (Equivalence and Attestation)
Inter Board Committee of Chairmen
At Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Quetta
Phone: (081) 826716
Fax:     (081) 826710

Certificates for attestation will be accepted from the holder of the certificate, parents, brothers and sisters only.

Attested certificates will be delivered to the holder of the certificate, parents, brothers and sisters only.

Please remove plastic coating before depositing certificate. Certificates with plastic coating will not be accepted.

Please obtain a Challan Form from Window Office for depositing fee in a Bank. It is free of cost.

Fee of Rs 200/- will be charged for attestation of each original certificate /document.

Fee of Rs 100/- will be charged for attestation of each copy of original certificate/document

Fee deposited in the Bank is non-refundable.

Time for furnishing Application Forms is from 0815 hrs to 1200 hrs on all working days except Fridays. On Fridays it is from 0815 hrs to 1030 hrs.

Delivery Time (next day after the day of deposit) on all working days except Fridays from 0815 hrs to 1300 hrs. On Fridays it is from 0815 to 1100 hrs.

Visiting Hours from 1100 hrs to 1200 hrs on all working days except Fridays. On Fridays visiting hours are from 1030 hrs to 1130 hrs.

For further details students/applicants may visit respective IBCC window staff. They will provide every possible help to the applicant (s).

Rules of IBCC for Attestation of SSCs, HSSCs, Diplomas, Marks Sheets etc. will be inserted in web-page of IBCC for information of general public and also to be depicted at a prominent place outside premises of all the five offices of IBCC.

All employees will observe break as per Govt. rules for lunch and prayer.

Download Attestation Form: www.ibcc.edu.pk

Degree Attestation and Equivalence

The attestation of degrees/transcripts and diplomas awarded by the chartered universities/degree awarding institutions of Pakistan both in public and private sector was transferred to the Higher Education Commission by the Government of Pakistan in May, 2000.

Equivalence means that the studies undertaken in foreign educational institutions or degrees/diplomas obtained are regarded as equal to corresponding degrees/diplomas obtained in local educational institutions. To find similar and identical systems of education in various countries is very difficult but after having developed a mechanism of equivalence, the term implies that there is reasonable measure of similarity and commonality between the two courses of studies and recognition entitles its holder to rights enjoyed by those who have completed their degrees successfully at local institutions.

The Higher Education Commission is the sole regulatory body of higher education in Pakistan and in terms of Section 10 (1-o) of its Ordinance, the Commission is entrusted with the job to:

“Determine the equivalence and recognition of degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by institutions within the country and abroad"

Equivalence Degree Issuance: http://hec.gov.pk

Equivalence means that the studies undertaken in foreign educational institutions or degrees/diplomas obtained are regarded as equal to corresponding degrees/diplomas obtained in local educational institutions. To find similar and identical systems of education in various countries is very difficult but after having developed a mechanism...

Degree Attestation Services: http://hec.gov.pk

The attestation of degrees/transcripts and diplomas awarded by the chartered universities/degree awarding institutions of Pakistan both in public and private sector was transferred to the Higher Education Commission by the Government of Pakistan in May, 2000.

You can get further information from the following weblink: http://hec.gov.pk/