A married individual, who is also a passport holder in India, has a marriage certificate issued by the Indian authorities is an official document issued by the government to record a individual’s Marriage, confirming the date of marriage and names of the couple with other details. With countries like India, which are densely populated and fake Marriage certificates is a common practice, it is important that all Marriage certificates issued by a state are verified and authenticated by the state from where the certificate has been issued.
If a married individual is applying for a visa to a foreign county, marriage certificate is mandatory to be attested. For this attestation, verification and legalization of documents is done by the Home Department of the state from where the marriage certificate is issued.
Once the Marriage certificate is attested by a government department, they officially confirm its originality and correctness to be used for official purposes. Once a person travels to a foreign country, attested Marriage certificate may be required for:
State Home Department is essentially the government of a state and its official department that looks after various functions like administration, document legalization, maintenance of law and order etc. Each state in India has its own Home Department and they have their own process /protocol that they follow for attesting documents issued by that.
Attestation of marriage certificate in India by the state home department plays a very important role when you travel to a foreign country for a long term visit purpose like studies, work, dependent visa types globally, Permanent Migration & Addition of Spouse name on Passport. For this process, marriage certificate is submitted to the home department of the state which issued the document and upon stamping the state confirms the genuinity of the document. It also works as a verification document of the for the certificate holder.
ANR Overseas provides a hassle free Marriage Certificate Attestation to our clients. Our performance rate for this service is par excellence and the team is able to complete the process without any delay. Since the process of Marriage Certificate Attestation does not require physical presence, documents can be submitted in original via courier / registered post. We also provide MEA and Embassy attestation after Marriage Certificate Attestation by state home department.
ANR Overseas can provide Marriage Certificate Attestation in India for all its states and union territories. Marriage Certificate Attestation confirms that the department name, seal and signature on the certificate to be genuine, thus minimizing the chances of faking documents. Marriage Certificate Attestation can be done by registered post or courier as well.
Our experienced team of professionals will provide complete support, guidance and assistance in the attestation process. We update our services and parameters periodically with the Ministry and also share the same with our repeat clients and corporates, so that the process is streamlined at all times.
As a team, we ensure our clients are fairly informed of the process, documents requirement, processing time, charges of a service and its complications with each project. Keeping the client informed is the key behind achieving his expectations to his satisfaction.
Below are the process of attestation / legalization for Marriage Certificate Attestation in India, its a chain process.
The process of Marriage Certificate Attestation as defined by embassy where Marriage Certificate had to be attested by the State Home Department is mandatorily.
Step 1:- Marriage Certificate will be sent to the District for Verification by the State Home Department.
Step 2:- Upon verification received from the District, State Home Department will attest the original Marriage Certificate.
Step 3:- Once original Marriage Certificate is attested by State Home Department. Original Marriage Certificate will be sent to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi for further attestation / legalization.
Step 4:- After attestation from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi Marriage Certificate will be sent to Embassy / Consulate of the host country for further attestation / legalization.
However, the process of Marriage Certificate Attestation as defined by embassy where Marriage Certificate had to be attested by the State Home Department is not mandatorily.
Step 1:- Marriage Certificate will be sent for Notary & SUB Divisional Magistrate (SDM) attestation.
Step 2:- Upon received from the Notary & SUB Divisional Magistrate (SDM) attestation. Original Marriage Certificate will be sent to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi for further attestation / legalization.
Step 3:- After attestation from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi. Marriage Certificate will be sent to Embassy / Consulate of the host country for further attestation / legalization.
Marriage Certificate Attestation by State Home Department, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi and Embassy, various documents are required apart from the original certificate to be attested. These include:
Processing time for Marriage Certificate Attestation and embassy attestation services is ideally between 8 to 10 working days. But for certain cases, where the issuing authority of a Marriage Certificate is in an inaccessible area, the processing may take up to 30 days.
Marriage Certificate Attestation fees are different for each country and. The reasons for the change in fees are due to various factors like place of issue of the document / certificate. It also depends upon if the certificate holder is looking for standalone service or end to end solution.
ANR services can provide service and support for all kinds of attestation services related to Marriage Certificate Attestation.
Travelers from India when travelling to the below mentioned countries require personal documents & Certificates attestation from state home department:
We provide attestation services pan India and even global locations. Marriage Certificate Attestation or Legalization can be done by courier/registered post from India and abroad.