Adopting a child in Pakistan is an exciting and life-changing experience that enables people and spouses to fully accept parenting and provide the love and care that children need. In Pakistan, the procedure is complex by both the legal obligations and the sense of personal fulfilment it brings to all involved parties.
Adoption is defined as a judicial or administrative act that establishes a permanent legal parent-child relationship between a minor and an adult, who is not already the minor’s legal parent and terminates the legal parent-child relationship between the adopted child and any former parents.
Child adoption in Pakistan is a complex and sensitive process therefore it is essential to understand the legal framework and seek our appropriate legal advice when considering adoption or guardianship arrangements in Pakistan.
Legal process for child adoption in Pakistan for expatriates is complex and some lengthy. If you’re an overseas Pakistani intending to adopt a child from Pakistan, then your physical presence is not required. Here is the step-by-step procedure:
If you are an overseas Pakistan and unable to confirm your presence in Pakistan for the entire procedure then you may need to appoint a representative/special attorney who will compile and execute all the legal documents of child adoption on your behalf. This attorney will act on your or lawyer’s instruction.
We will prepare adoption agreement between you and biological parents where your representative will be required to sign on your behalf in your absence. While executing an adoption contract, biological parents will also require to execute a surrender deed of child prepared by us.
After executing all legal documents including personal identification of both parties and their relationship, personal documents of child and financial documents, we will prepare an adoption petition seeking permission of the court to entitle adoptive parents to retain the custody of child.
Once court allows the child adoption petition, it will direct the adoptive parents to submit surety/guarantee for the child. This usually assures the court that you will take excellent care to the child and no harm will be done. After submission of surety, the court will then issue an Adoption or Guardianship Certificate to the adoptive parents.
After having custody of the child by orders of the competent court, you will need to register the child information in the NADRA as well as other government institutions. It is required to maintain the child information in the official record of the State.
After obtaining adoption certificate from the court, adoptive parents who are overseas Pakistanis needs to get permission from the court to travel the child from Pakistan to their resident country.
After complying with the above stated steps, you will need to apply for the passport of the child in Pakistan as well as you also need to apply for his immigration from your resident country. Once your resident country accepts the immigration of adoptive child, you then need to obtain his visa and you’re done.
The Case Lawyer is a full-service law firm that is being driven by the expert lawyers of multiple domains such as Family & Personal Laws, Property & Revenue Laws, Financial Law, Corporate and Tax Laws, Information Technology Laws, International Laws, Offshore Business Laws, and obviously Immigration Laws of different countries.
The Case Lawyer is popular among the overseas community due to its transparent mechanism as well as cost-efficiency. Firm’s majority clients are non-resident Pakistanis which are satisfy with the legal services provided by the firm and definitely dispute resolution for overseas Pakistanis.
We have customized legal and litigation support for overseas Pakistanis as no other law firm in Pakistan is able to offer customized legal support. We have break down the entire process as follows;
We are virtually available 24/7 for your live legal support where you can discuss your concerns with our expert lawyers of multiple domains. You need to call on our business number and confirm appointment which is free of cost for initial consultation for 15 minutes but due to shortage of time and number of queries you need to pay 5000/- for subsequent consultation for next 30 minutes discussion with our lawyer.
We are serving our expatriates Pakistanis who are residing everywhere in the world from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Canada, KSA, UAE, Qatar, Turkey, and other countries. We have redressed the grievance of hundreds of overseas clients who are satisfied with our extra-ordinary services and prompt responses.
Transparency in legal services for overseas Pakistanis is core concern which also is our main consideration. As most of the overseas Pakistani while residing abroad do not know what proceedings are being conducted in the court by their lawyers in Pakistan and this causes lack of trust and mis-information. We keep our overseas clients up to date regarding their case and clients are being informed through electronic mail and WhatsApp. We also share with them court orders which able them to understand what proceedings are being conducted by our lawyers.
We prefer reputation over money and this aspect makes us well reputed organization. Our communication with the clients is privileged in accordance with the legal ethics so we you must believe that we provide you an honest solution and our conversation with you is protected.
We prepare invoice after case analysis which clearly reflects documentation & filing expenses including court fee, lawyer’s professional fee, clerical expenses and other miscellaneous expenses which may incur time to time. This mechanism eliminates hidden cost which protects our client’s monetary concerns.
Furthermore, for convenience of Pakistani Expats we also have an option of installment plans but this varies upon case to case.