MEA Attestation is a mandatory process which has to done to make any certificate legal. Ministry Of External Affairs is a government agency who is responsible for the foreign relations of India. Attestation from the ministry of external affairs is the final step which has to be carried out to prove the certificates to be authentic. The candidate who plans to shift to any foreign country for any purpose must get this attestation done for which he has to submit the original and Xerox copies of the certificates, in front of the concerned authorities.
MEA Attestation is done for both Apostille and Embassy Attestation. Apostille is a sticker or a stamp which is issued by the Hague Convention of 1961. In simpler terms it is mandatory to get this apostille while planning to migrate to foreign countries like Armenia, Argentina…etc.
MEA Attestation is applicable for the certificates like :-
- Educational Certificates
- Non-Educational Certificates
- Commercial Certificates
In order to get the verification form the Ministry Of External Affairs the applicant must firstly get his /her certificate Attested from the State education department/HRD Attestation of the state from where the original certificate was issued. While applying for this HRD verification the applicants are instructed to submit application form, passport size photo, original certificates, copy of electoral card and all year mark sheets…Etc. This Attestation process is carried out to prove the certificates to be legal in the foreign countries.
All original documents requiring Attestation or Apostille by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, are required to be first authenticated by the concerned authorities of the State Government from where the documents were issued. MEA Attestation can only be done after the respective relevant state authority has attested that particular document. Once this entire process of Attestation is completed the certificates are proved to be Authentic.
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