State Home Department Attestation

State Home Department Attestation Services

State Home Department is essential part of 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 state.

Documents which are attested are classified into three kinds broadly – Personal, Educational and Commercial documents.

Various documents which come under personal documents are:

Attestation of personal documents 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. For this process, certificates are 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.

  • Spouse Migration Visa
  • Marriage
  • Student Visa
  • Permanent Migration
  • Job / Work visa
  • Dependent Visa
  • Business setup
  • Changing the Sponsorship or Changing the Resident Visa
  • Changing the profession and transferring a Job
  • Changing the designation and applying for family visa and parents
  • School admission PCC in foreign countries
  • Changing the designation for family status and higher salary
  • Change of visa status in abroad
  • Attending an interview and writing exam and MOH Exams

Process for State Home Department Attestation Services

Original document to be attested / legalized is authenticated by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory from where the document has been issued. While an attestation process is followed various steps come into play:

Step 1:- In case the document is personal; State Home Department of the concerned state authenticates the documents & certificates.

Step 2:- On the Basis of the attestation / legalization done by State Home Department, MEA attests / legalizes the documents & certificates by marking it with a MEA stamp and signature.

Step 3:- Once the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (MEA) attests / legalizes the documents & certificates, Embassy / Consulate of the host country attests / legalizes the original documents & certificates.

It is most important to note that for all attestation processes, documents & certificates required are original. True copies & photocopy of the documents & certificates can’t be attested / legalized. State Home Department, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi (MEA) & Embassy / Consulate always legalize the original documents & certificates only and applications are submitted at designated submission centers. More than 80% of home department attestation is done in the NCT of Delhi; the State Home Department of NCT of Delhi is SDM Office.

Countries which require attestation from State Home Department

Travelers from India when travelling to the below mentioned countries require personal documents & Certificates attestation from state home department :

Charges for State Home Department Attestation and Processing time

State Home Department Attestation charges for Personal Certificates are different for each state. The reasons for the change in Charges for each state is based on the type of documents & certificates, place of issuance. It also depends upon if the certificate holder is looking for standalone service or end to end solution.

Processing time varies anywhere between 10 – 25 days.

ANR services can provide service and support for all kinds of attestation services related to Personal Certificates attestation.

Documents Required for State Home Department Attestation

Personal 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:

  • Original Certificate
  • Copy of Passport of the Certificate holder
  • 2 Passport Size Photos

Why do you need us for this process?

  • We provide expert handling and knowledge of the attestation process to execute attestation / legalization procedure
  • Our staff has training and experience to handle cases and also the practical knowledge on how to dealing with the official departments
  • We are available 24*7 to assist our customers
  • Any unexpected delays in the processing are pre – informed to the client with reasoning
  • We save the time that one would rather spend on understanding the protocol for attestation / legalization
  • We ensure Zero delay and no negligence in the process

We provide attestation services pan India and even global locations. Personal Certificate Attestation or Legalization by State Home Department can be done by courier/registered post from India and abroad.

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