What is Certificate Attestation?

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What is Certificate Attestation?

It is the process to certify the genuinity of the certificates from its concerned department for the purpose of employment or higher education in abroad. Certificate Attestation is commonly known as the process of authenticating a document to the required level so that another country will be happy to accept that it is genuine.

Let’s consider an example…

You are relocating from the India to the UAE and your new employer needs you to attest your educational qualifications.

Your new employer in Dubai, understandably, is unlikely to be in a position to recognize whether an Indian Degree Certificate is genuine or not. So they ask you to get the degree qualification attested. This means that they need the UAE Embassy within the India (the country of issue) to attest that the qualification is genuine.

When a person from India goes abroad for job, his certificates have to be authenticated by that country’s embassy or consulate in India. Since there are many Indians working in GCC(Gulf Cooperation Council) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA), and United Arab Emirates (UAE) it is necessary for them to attest their certificate in corresponding foreign embassy or consulate in Delhi or Mumbai.

Certificate Attestation and Legalization process depends on the certificate to be attested, country and issued authority/state. Some certificates have to be verified by the respective university/Institute/Department/ Board/Council before going for HRD Attestation. Now HRD attestation is done at state level and state Home Ministry. HRD Attested Certificates need Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Attestation before going to final Embassy/Consulate Attestation.

Certificate Attestation Procedure

Exact certificate attestation procedure depends on the type of the certificate and destination country. To get embassy or consulate attestation the document has to be attested by Govt. of India. It has two separate departments to take care of certificate attestation procedures, Human Resource Development Department (HRD) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Manav Corporate Consultancy can be a one stop solution for all certificate attestation services that may be required for following countries – 

UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Bahrain, Kuwait, China, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain, Thailand, Singapore and also for all Attestations in India.