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Certificate Attestation

Certificate attestation is the process of verifying documents when a person is travelling to foreign countries. For international usage of documents the procedure of certificate attestation becomes necessary. Every individual who is traveling outside the country for different purposes has to do certificate attestation.


Different purposes of certificate attestation:


  • For attaining education in foreign countries.

  • For employment purposes.

  • For taking family abroad.

  • To get resident visa.

  • For migration.

  • To start business abroad.

  • For trading.

Educational certificate attestation includes all types of educational document attestation. As in degree, diploma, HSC, SSLC certificate attestation comes under attestation of educational certificates. Whereas all the personal certificates like birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate etc is considered in non-educational certificate attestation. Commercial certificates include documents related to trade, business, properties etc. Procedures of certificate attestation become different according to the type of certificate need to be attested.


Procedures of certificate attestation:-

Educational certificates:

  • SDM (sub-divisional magistrate)/ HRD (human resource development).

  • MEA (ministry of external affairs).

  • Embassy attestation.

  • MOFA (ministry of foreign affairs).

Non-educational certificates:

  • Notary.

  • Home department.

  • MEA (ministry of external affairs).

  • Embassy attestation.

  • MOFA (ministry of external affairs).



Commercial certificates attestation:

  • Chamber of commerce attestation.

  • MEA (ministry of external affairs).

  • Embassy attestation.

  • MOFA (ministry of external affairs).



Documents required for attestation are the original certificates and passport copy. The documents undergo verification from the above mentioned authorities depending on the certificates attestation to be done. Documents are sealed and signed from the concerned authorities. After this process only the documents are considered verified. It is mandatory to do certificate attestation while travelling outside the country for various purposes. Certificates hold of very much importance for the purpose to be completed. The documents have to be verified for it to be accepted in the destination country. Increased credibility of the certificates will help the person travelling in fulfilling his/her needs easily. Certificate attestation increases the accessibility of the certificate for international purposes. The purpose of certificate attestation is also ensuring safety of illegal documentation from the immigrants to the destination countries.

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