HEC Online Degree Attestation - Step by Step Procedure

A large number of students do not graduate after completing their education. But when they need to get more education, advance their career, or to get a job abroad, they need degree attestation.

In today's world, everything is online. From exam results to admissions, from fee vouchers to taking courses, you can do everything at home. With this in mind, the Higher Education Commission has also provided the facility of e-portal for online attestation of degrees. The method of which we will tell you in this post. But first, you need to know when and where the Higher Education Commission's certification is required and what is the difference between degree attestation and verification? If you are applying for a job in a government agency or a multinational company, you may need a verified degree. While you may need a HEC attested degree for professional study or a postgraduate course. The difference between verification and attestation is that if you get a degree from a recognized HEC institution or university, it is already attested. But verification means providing proof that your degree is genuine. If you want to get your degree online attested or verified by HEC, you have to go to the e-portal and read the details there.

Step by Step Procedure for HEC Online Degree Attestation

HEC has made it easy for millions of students by launching an online degree attestation portal. All you have to do is follow the instructions. After which your degree will be attested. To get attested your degree from HEC, you need to follow the steps below:

1. You have to apply online for degree attestation by creating an account on HEC web link eportal.hec.gov.pk and complete your online profile.
2. There are two modes: 
(a) Walk-in Mode (Self submission/Authorized person)
(b) Authorized Courier Service Mode. 
An applicant can apply for degree attestation by self-submission or can authorize any person to get attestation of his documents on his behalf. 
3. After completion of online profile, upload scanned copies of relevant documents and submit your application for initial examination. After successful examination, you will be informed by HEC via SMS and email to schedule your visit according to your convenience and subject to availability of time slots. 
4. You are advised to bring all the required original documents along with a set of photocopies (for HEC record) as well as printout of online application form & Challan Form on scheduled date and time.
5. Attested educational documents will be returned to you on the same scheduled date.

HEC Degree Attestation through Courier

The applicants living abroad as well as within country can also send documents for attestation through designated courier services where the courier service will be responsible for attestation and return of documents to applicant. For Attestation through courier service, please select Islamabad Center & option of courier service in the online form. For further details, please visit Attestation through Courier Service.

After Successful scrutiny, a message & email will be received by the applicant to submit his/her documents in HEC designated Courier Company office:
(a) TCS Courier Company within Pakistan 
(b) and Gerry’s FedEx from all over the world
After receiving the message and Email from HEC, the applicant will hand over all original documents, copies of CNIC/educational documents, a printout of the application form along with Attestation Fee and Courier Charges to the courier office. A receipt will be given to the applicant by the representative of Courier Company and the same will be uploaded by the applicant in his attestation application form in HEC online degree attestation system for information of HEC office that he/she has handed over the case to the authorized Courier office. After due procedure of attestation a message will be sent to the applicant regarding attestation of his/her documents and case will be handed over to the representative of designated Courier company for onward transmission to the applicant. After receiving the attestation case in HEC, it will take at least ten (10) working days. 

Fees for HEC Degree Attestation

The attestation fee is
(a) for each Original document is Rs. 1000 
(b) and for each Photocopy is Rs. 700.
(c)  additional courier charges (in case of attestation through courier)



  1. AnonymousJuly 23, 2022

    Hi. Can i change my attestation mode from self submission to tcs after submitting application??

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