How can overseas Pakistanis get digital power of attorney without visiting embassy?

08:19 PM | 4 Dec, 2023
How can overseas Pakistanis get digital power of attorney without visiting embassy?
Source: Nadra

National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has developed an automated, digital process for issuance of Power of Attorney for Overseas Pakistanis, residing abroad. 

Digital Power of Attorney is a fast and secure service for facilitating Overseas Pakistanis, who want to give Power of Attorney to any person residing in Pakistan.

Using the system, Overseas Pakistanis can apply and obtain the Power of Attorney (PoA) from the convenience of their homes, without having to physically visit the Pakistani Foreign Mission (FM) which may be located at a significant distance.

Eligibility and Requirements 

Before submitting an Online Power of Attorney (PoA) application, Applicant must meet the following criteria:

Applicant must be an Overseas Pakistani

Valid Identity document of applicant, witnesses and attorney including CNIC / NICOP / POC (both front and sides)

Valid e-mail address of the applicant

Contact Number and Mailing Address in the country of application (outside of Pakistan)

Biometrics of applicant and two witnesses (Best 4 fingers)

Credit Card / Debit Card to make online Fee Payment within the application

Scanned Copy of Original Power of Attorney with signature and thumb impressions of executants(s) and witnesses, as well as photo of executant affixed on it

Any other relevant documents (for example Affidavit, if applicable, to be uploaded in the PoA system by the Applicant)

Details of Attorney and Witnesses

For POA Attestation, foreigners are required to physically visit the concerned Pakistan Mission Abroad after having their documents attested from their country’s respective State Department/Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Executor (s) are responsible for choosing their concerned Pakistan Foreign Mission (Embassy/High Commission/Consulate) when applying for the Digital Power of Attorney. Failure to do so might route the application to the wrong mission and could result in rejection.

In case of a Foreigner, the Applicant is required to physically visit the concerned Pakistan Mission Abroad after having their documents attested from their country’s State Department/Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Step-Wise Process to Get POA Online

Step 1: Account Creation

Applicant will access the PoA Portal to create their account by providing their e-mail address along with other details.

Step 2: Applying for POA

Once successfully signed up and authenticated (via OTP), the executor can Apply Online for PoA by submitting required documents.

Step 3: Biometrics

Applicant will upload biometrics on the provided Fingerprint form.

Step 4: Fee Payment

Applicant will pay the required fee for the application and receive results of biometric verification.

Step 5: Video Interview

The Consular Officer will schedule and conduct an online (video) interview with the applicant to determine the final decision on the case.

Step 6: Final Consent

A system-generated email is sent to the applicant’s registered e-mail address to acquire the Final Consent for POA issuance:

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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