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Attestation of documents used for trading, business etc, to use it internationally is known as commercial document attestation. When any individual decides to move abroad to broaden their business, he/she has to do commercial document attestation. To establish the validity of your certificates in foreign countries, commercial document attestation is required. Documents like certificate of origin, certificate of incorporation, invoices etc undergoes the process of commercial document attestation. 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 several information about the parties involved, the goods being transported, country of manufacture etc. A certificate of origin is a document which is also called as Form A used in international trade. In a printed form or as an electronic document, it is completed by the exporter and certified by a recognized issuing body. Legal document related to the formation of a company is known as certificate of incorporation, which is a license issued from government to form a company. The steps of commercial document attestation start from the authorities of home country followed by that of 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 from the concerned authorities. Once every step of verification is completed, the documents are considered authentic. When someone is travelling for business, trade, 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 safety to destination country from illegal documentation. Commercial document attestation can also be said a safety measure of legalisation. There can be many legal issues in future if the rules of verification are not followed properly. So it is important complete the process of commercial document attestation to prevent any problems regarding legalisation of documents.

Power of attorney general is a document that gives someone else the power to manage and deal your issues when you are physically or judicially not in a situation to manage it. For this document to be recognised in 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 POA certificate with a seal and signature.
Commercial or business certificates are a respectable report signed through a designated authority or department of the embassy of the destination country. Commercial certificates 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 verifies the report and gives legitimate seal and signature to the report.
The commercial certificates after attestation are used for business purposes. These certificates are issued by the authorities 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 giving approval for your documents the authorities will check the authenticity of the documents and then only attest them.
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