What are the Attestation Services?
When you present a certificate or document in a foreign country, it is required to determine the genuineness of that certificate or document. Therefore overseas government needs proof that the Indian certificate or document which you are holding is a genuine and not a fake, or the signatures of Indian officials on the certificates are genuine.
Attestation services are of different types:
Why do we need Document Attestation?
We need certificate or document attestation for various purposes.
- Employment / Job / Work visa
- Business setup
- Changing the Sponsorship
- Changing the Resident Visa
- Changing the profession
- Transferring a Job
- For admissions in schools and colleges
- Residence visa for yourself and family
- Changing the designation
- Increasing credibility in the business works
How to get Certificate Attestation in India?
Certificate attestation in India can be done individually or by through reliable company like ANR Overseas Services Private Limited.
If you opt for personally to visit every government department then first you have to get your certificate attested from the state department from where your certificate has been issued. There are different department for different type of certificates. For example, HRD department is responsible for educational certificates.
Once your certificate get attested from state level then you need to visit MEA office for attestation from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from here you will get either general MEA stamp or Apostille Sticker as per your requirement.
After attestation from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi you need to submit your certificate in Embassy / Consulate for further attestation / legalization.
This whole process is time taking and technical knowledge is needed so that your certificate doesn’t get rejected from any department so we recommend to go by a reliable company like ANR Overseas Services Private Limited.
What is the process for Certificate Attestation in India?
Below are the process for Certificates Attestation in India, it's a chain process.
Step 1:- Documents & Certificates will be sent state level attestation.
Step 2:- Once original document & certificate is attested by state level. Original document & certificate will be sent to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi for further attestation / apostille.
Step 3:- After attestation from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi. Document & certificate will be sent to Embassy / Consulate for further attestation / legalization.
How much time is required to get certificate Attestation in India?
Processing time for certificate attestation depends upon type of attestation. It is ideally between 4 to 6 working days. But for certain attestation services the processing may take up to 30 days or more.