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Notice: All applicants are requested to apply for "foreign degree recognition/equivalence" at web link with effect from April 25, 2022. The "foreign degree recognition/equivalence" service will not be available at web link from said date.

Procedure for Recognition of Foreign Qualification in Pakistan

  1. Apply at
    1. Create profile.
      1. You must have active email ID and phone number.
    2. Select the "Equivalence Services Tab"
      1. Foreign degree recognition/Equivalence.
  2. Fill the profile and required educational information.
  3. Fill the Equivalence details
  4. Upload the following documents.
    1. In case of Pakistani National, NADRA issued CNIC or POC (Pakistan Origin Card) and Passport (in case of Foreign National).
    2. Degree for which Equivalence is required
    3. Transcript or diploma supplement.
    4. Passport (Main page).
    5. Visa, entry and exit stamps of study duration.
    6. Supporting document like registration of professional body (Pakistan Medical Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Nursing Council etc.)
    7. Or any other document required by HEC at any stage of the process.
  5. Submit the application.
  6. After submission of application, you will be assigned a task of paying the Fee Challan and verify the payment.
    1. You can download the Challan from "Task Assigned" box and can be paid in
      • Any nearest HBL branch in Pakistan or abroad

Please note that this is a paper-less process and applicant is not required to submit hard copies of documents to Higher Education Commission, Islamabad or any other regional center.

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