Procedure for Equivalence

Notification regarding discontinuation of issuing of Equivalence Certificates on individual basis to members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) U.K. and final certificate holders of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (CMAP) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).


PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FOR FOREIGN, LOCAL EQUIVALENCE AND DEENI ASNAD

FOREIGN EQUIVALENCE DEGREE PROCEDURE:​

  1. Filling of online application form available at http://des.hec.gov.pk
  2. Copy of degree for which equivalence is required (other than English Version, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML)
  3. Copy of Year-wise Transcript or Diploma Supplement or Graduation Statement/Record of study indicating date of admission and completion of degree (other than English Version, its translation from concerned University/Embassy or NUML)
  4. Copy of passport indicating visa, entry and exit in respective country for study duration only
  5. Copy of CNIC
  6. Non-refundable fee Challan (auto generated with the application form) can be paid in any HBL online branch. Fee for each Degree/Diploma/Certificate is Rs.5000/- (Five Thousand Rupees only) and this fee does not include any degree genuineness verification fee charged by some foreign universities.
  7. Submit  duly  notarized  Affidavit  from a  notary  public having  value of  Rs.20/- or  above Sample Affidavit: (Affidavit (face to face classes) & Affidavit for online degrees)                                                                                                                      

    It is mandatory to Submit Affidavit (as required in Para-7 above) and applicant's signature on "Declaration by the applicant" on application form. Failing to do so can easily get your application rejected.

    The copies of all the documents can be sent via TCS courier service in Pakistan and there is no need to visit HEC Islamabad or Regional Centers for getting endorsement "Seen Original and verified" or mailing original documents to HEC. Please send your application to:

    Foreign Equivalence Section

    Accreditation & Attestation(A&A) Division

    Higher Education Commission,

    Head Office, Sector H-9, East Service Road,

    Islamabad. 

  8. As per policy it is mandatory for the applicants to provide verification on genuineness of their degrees from respective foreign universities directly to HEC for receiving equivalence letter of their foreign degrees.

    The verification of foreign degrees can be provided to HEC in a sealed envelope from the university, direct fax from university to +9251-90400902 or through an email from university directly addressed to HEC at fe-degree-verification@hec.gov.pk  Please do not forget to mention your Application ID while writing to university.

    For FAQs and general queries, please go to https://onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk/

 

LOCAL EQUIVALENCE DEGREE PROCEDURE:

  1. Filling of an application form (E-01).
  2. An applicant/authorized person who is desirous to get equivalence is required to send all original educational documents and one set photocopy of each (degree/diploma) i.e. Bachelor onwards Degrees including Result Cards, CNIC (valid & legible copy)/Passport (in case of foreigner) through TCS Courier Service to HEC, Islamabad and processing fee of Rs. 2000/- (Two Thousand Only) through Challan form (attached with the application form)..
  3. Photocopy of year-wise transcripts/DMCs/Result Cards indicating date of admission and date of completion alongwith duration of each semester/term countersigned by the authorized officer of the respective University/DAI.
  4. Authority Letter along-with attached photocopy duly verified by Gazetted Officer (BPS 17 or above) is required in case of submission of application form for equivalence through authorized person
  5. Proof of registration from concerned professional body (in case of professional degree/diploma).
  6. In case of female married applicant, Nikkah Nama/Marriage Certificate/Old CNIC or any other documentary evidence would be required to ascertain her identity
  7. Equivalence fee Rs. 2000/-(non-refundable) for each degree/diploma

Note:

All above original documents along with one set photocopies must be submitted to following address through TCS courier service in Pakistan and there is no need to visit HEC Islamabad or Regional Centers.

Local Equivalence Cell

Accreditation & Attestation (A&A) Division

Higher Education Commission,

Sector H-9, East Service Road,

Islamabad


DEENI ASNAD EQUIVALENCE PROCEDURE:


  1. Filling of an application form E-02 duly signed and verified from concerned Madaris Nazim-e-Ala for Deeni Asnad.
  2. Photocopy of each Sanad/Kashful Darajat duly signed and verified form concerned Nazim-e-Ala.
  3. Photocopy of year-wise Kashful Darajat indicating date of admission and date of completion alongwith duration of each year/term.
  4. Attestation of Sanvia Aaama and Sanvia Khasa from IBCC.
  5. Copy of National Identity Card or Passport in case of foreigner​

Note:

All above original documents along with one set photocopies must be submitted to following address through TCS courier service in Pakistan and there is no need to visit HEC Islamabad or Regional Centers.

Local Equivalence Cell

Accreditation & Attestation (A&A) Division

Higher Education Commission,

Sector H-9, East Service Road,

Islamabad