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What is Embassy Attestation?

Embassy attestation means getting stamp from embassy of the respective country . It helps to legalize process of verification to check the genuinity of a person or a company. Embassy attestation will do after getting verification from the MEA. The document that is received by the embassy is stamped by the MEA which previously was verified by state government departments.

Uses of Embassy attestation:

Needed to get particular country embassy attestation for following purposes:

1. Employment visa

2. Residence visa

3. Student visa

4. Expanding business in the country.

The process initiates at the notary and goes through several re-verifications at different levels of authorities before the final embassy verification.

Embassy Attestation in India:

The general procedure is listed below:

  • Regional level:

It is the initial stage of the certificate authentication procedure. This level of legalization can be done by the notary or the University from where the documents were issued, as per the requirement or from the Chamber of commerce in the case of commercial documents.

  • State Level:

The legalization of certificates from the state is performed by three different organizations as per the necessity of the document type. These departments are the State Home Department (SHD), Human Resource Department (HRD), and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). SDM is independent of the state government, however, the verification performed by this authority is considered on the state level.

  • MEA:

MEA or Ministry of External Affairs is the last stage of authentication from the home government after which an MEA stamp or sticker is applied to the document. MEA is the central organization that concerns with the foreign affairs of the country and elects a minister every five years.

  • Embassy:

Embassy attestation is carried out by the officials of the concerned country the documents are being certified for. It is the final step of the verification for most nations after the Ministry of External Affairs.

Procedure for Personal Document

– Notary certificate by local authorities then Home Department OR SDM verification

-After these authentications, MEA provides a stamp on documents to go for further process of legalization by the embassy.

  • Notary
  • Home Department Certification or SDM
  • Ministry of External Affairs Authentication
  • Embassy.

Procedure for Educational Document

  • Depending on the origin or type of the document, the procedure will vary. Following are given the different procedures that are specific to the place of issuance of the document and its kind

As per the Embassy requirement where HRD compulsory

  1. University Verification
  2. HRD Attestation
  3. MEA stamp
  4. Embassy Attestation

Procedure for Commercial Documents:

In certification of commercial documents, the first and compulsory process is to get document verified from the Chamber Of Commerce. After verifying, CoC issues a stamp on your documents as proof of authentication. After the verification from the CoC, you need to get authentication from the central government to go for the further process which will be performed by the embassy.

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Embassy

Duration of Embassy attestation:

The time required depends upon various aspects, for instance, for which country you want the authentication for, or the kind of documents, from which state the documents are issued or the authority you require it from. Normally, it will take about a couple of weeks to a month to complete. If the educational documents like degree certificate require HRD attestation which needs verification from university, makes it extend up to a couple of weeks to more than a month.


The fees differ from country to country, state to state, the document type.

Nursingmanthra Assist you for Embassy attestations:

  • UAE Embassy Attestation
  • Qatar Embassy Attestation
  • Saudi Embassy Attestation
  • Bahrain Embassy Attestation
  • Oman Embassy Attestation
  • Kuwait Embassy Attestation………….and more

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