By Matthias Samuel
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced that degrees can now be attested online.
“The official online degree attestation process has begun. All students seeking degree attestation should apply through the website,” as per the HEC.
Before applying for the online registration, the applicant first has to make an online account if they do not already have one.
The HEC further said that “All students can visit the e-service website and upload the relevant documents to get their degrees attested”. “The attestation process would no longer function on the link http:/eportal.hec.gov.pk. However, old applicants would be able to use their previously verified username and password to log-in to the ‘e-services’ portal”.
It is important to note that this is the first online degree attestation service in Pakistan.
The application will be initially scrutinized online by the HEC and if the application is found complete, then applicants are informed via SMS and email.
If any deficiency is found in the application, then the applicant is asked via SMS and email to resubmit the case after meeting deficiencies. A task is assigned to an applicant in the “Task Assigned to me” section at eservices account.
After successful scrutiny, the applicant will be informed via SMS & email for schedule his visit as per availability of time slot, if applied through walk-in mode.
On a visit to the HEC, the applicant will take a token from the token machine and submit it at designated windows. After checking the original documents, the applicant will deposit the fee submit the handover case to the HEC staff at the designated window. After the due necessary procedure, documents will be returned on the same day.
For further information on the process, follow the below link https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Documents/Procedure-Online-degree-Attestaion.pdf