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Attestation of documents used for trading, business etc., to use internationally is known as commercial document attestation. When an individual decides to move abroad to broaden their business, he/she has to do commercial document attestation. Commercial document attestation is required to establish the validity of your certificates in foreign countries. Documents like a certificate of origin, certificate of incorporation, invoices, etc., undergo commercial document attestation. A commercial document is considered under non-educational document attestation. Purposes of commercial document attestation:

  • For selling properties in the home country.
  • For trading.
  • For starting up business.
  • For cancelling partnerships.
  • To open bank accounts.

A commercial invoice is a very important document when used in foreign business. It is used while exporting items through international borders. The document must include information about the parties involved, the goods being transported, the country of manufacture etc. A certificate of origin is a document which is also called Form A used in international trade. It is completed by the exporter and certified by a recognized issuing body in a printed form or as an electronic document. A legal document related to the formation of a company is known as a certificate of incorporation, which is a license issued by the government to form a company. The steps of commercial document attestation start from the authorities of the home country, followed by that of the host country where it is planned to relocate or travel. Procedures of commercial document attestation:

  • Chamber of commerce attestation.
  • MEA (ministry of external affairs) attestation.
  • Embassy attestation.
  • MOFA (ministry of foreign affairs) attestation.

The documents are sealed and signed by the concerned authorities. Once every step of verification is completed, the documents are considered authentic. When someone is traveling for business, trade, or property-related matters, he/she has to do the process of commercial document attestation. The documents have to be original to do the process of attestation. This is mainly to ensure the safety of the destination country from illegal documentation. Commercial document attestation can also be said to be a safety measure of legalization. There can be many legal issues in the future if the rules of verification are not followed properly. So it is important to complete the process of commercial document attestation to prevent any problems regarding the legalization of documents.

Power of attorney general is a document that gives someone else the power to manage and deal with your issues when you are physically or judicially not in a situation to manage them. For this document to be recognized in a foreign country, POA attestation is mandatory. The agent who has been appointed with this power has the right to make decisions on property, finances and medical care. The person entrusted need not be an attorney. Mostly it is the persons, close friends or family members.
Required documents for POA attestation
  • Original POA
  • Passport copy
Procedure for POA attestation
  • Notary attestation
  • Home department attestation
  • MEA attestation
  • Concerned embassy attestation
In some cases the chamber of commerce attestation is also done depending on the nature of document. POA has a validity period after which it cannot be used. There are chances for your POA to get rejected depending on different reasons. POA attestation is a procedure involving the verification of a POA certificate with a seal and signature.
Commercial or business certificates are respectable report signed through a designated authority or department of the destination country's embassy. Commercial certificate is an integral part of overseas trade, however, it is applicable inside the destination country only after attestation. Commercial certificate attestation is a type of attestation wherein the accountable authorities verify the report and give a legitimate seal and signature.
The commercial certificates after attestation are used for business purposes. The authorities issued these certificates to show ownership, property details, liability, financial asset, etc. Commercial documents include
  • Certificate of origin
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Power of attorney
  • Invoice etc
Through this attestation your certificates becomes more acceptable in the destination country. Commercial certificate attestation makes your business dealings easier.
Uses of commercial certificates
  • Mainly opening up a new business branch
  • To sell a property
  • For foreign trade
  • To open bank account.
Commercial certificate attestation is necessary for foreign trade and is an important type of certificate attestation. Before approving your documents the authorities will check the authenticity of the documents and then only attest them.
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