Birth Certificate Attestation in India
What Is Birth Certificate Attestation?
A Birth Certificate is a type of Personal document and is a highly essential document that requires authentication from governmental bodies. The attestation process is crucially important for proving the legitimacy of the details mentioned in the certificate. Attestation of a birth certificate is a way of proving your nationality in some other country. A Birth Certificate typically contains an individual’s birth-related information such as the date of birth, time of birth, place of birth, and the name of the country of origin. Attestation of the Birth Certificate is mandatory if you wish to apply for a visa or plan to study abroad in a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.
Often the attestation process is different for different types of documents and this is due to the difference in the origin of the document, or the type of the document, or at times a specific need of some specific document. Thus, it is likely to cause confusion if you are getting it done for the first time. To avoid any confusion and acquire attestation for the documents and certificates in an error-free manner, you can approach Attestation Guide.
What Is The Need For Birth Certificate Attestation?
While visiting another country for any personal or professional reason, you are asked to present certain important documents and certificates for various reasons. The documents and certificates that you need to present will only be accepted if they are duly attested. Your visa application is likely to get rejected if your documents and certificates are not attested by the concerned government authorities.
The need for Birth Certificate Attestation might arise in the following situation:
- When you are applying for a visa for a country that is not a part of the Hague Convention, you need to present your attested birth certificate.
- When you are planning to seek admission abroad to pursue education in some school, college, or university which is in a country that is not a part of the Hague Convention.
- Attested Birth Certificates are proof of your origin and nationality and verify it in a legal manner.
Lawful attestation of certificates and documents is essential if you wish to use them legally for some right or benefit in another country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.
Documents Required For Birth Certificate Attestation
When getting a Birth Certificate attested, you need to present some additional documents and certificates in order to get the attestation process completed accurately and in a legal manner at all stages. Only original documents and certificates require attestation.
Documents required for Birth Certificate attestation include:
- Original Birth Certificate
- Passport's photocopies
- Passport-size photographs
- Photocopy of the visa
- Authorization Letter
What Is The Procedure For Birth Certificate Attestation?
The attestation process of documents and certificates is a thorough process and involves verification at different levels. The precise process needs to be carefully conducted as even the slightest error can cause the failure of the entire process. In India, the attestation process is carried out in the following steps:
Step 1: Verification by Notary
The first step in the attestation of the birth certificate involves attestation or verification by the local notary. This is in the form of a stamp or signature. This is a necessary step for going on to the next step.
Step 2: Verification by Home Department
Verification of personal documents such as birth certificates is done by the Home Department at the State level. The State Home Department is the governmental authority that verifies and legalizes the documents and this is another important step required to proceed to the next level of verification.
Step 3: Verification by Sub-Divisional Magistrate
Another variant of the Home Department is the Sub-Divisional Magistrate. It is an autonomous body and performs individually. This step is sometimes required by certain authorities.
Step 4: Attestation by the Ministry of External Affairs
The department at the central level for attestation of documents and certificates is the Ministry of External Affairs. Once the documents get verified at the regional as well as the state level, the Ministry of External Affairs attests the documents by giving it a stamp or a signature. This legitimizes the document and is a way to prove its originality. Post this, the document becomes eligible for Embassy Attestation.
Step 5: Attestation by Concerned Embassy
After the documents and certificates are verified and attested by various governmental departments, they become eligible for the last step, that is, Embassy Attestation. Attestation by the concerned country's embassy is the final step that legalizes the document for usage in that particular country.
How Much Time Is Required For The Completion Of The Process?
Attestation of a document or certificate is a multi-layer procedure that often differs depending upon the type of the document or the certificate. Other factors causing the difference in the process are the state of origin of the certificate or document and the concerned country where it has to be used. Thus, the time taken to complete the procedure also varies. Often many departments hold back the documents for some specific verification and these departments complete the procedure at their own pace. Roughly it takes around 8 to 10 days for the entire process to complete, but at times the process may get delayed due to any reason.
Thus, in order to avoid any kind of delays while getting the documents and certificates attested, you can hire Attestation Guide as your attestation service provider. We are government authorized and make sure that the attestation is done as per the guidelines issued by the government. We offer quick services to our clients and can get your documents and certificates attested for you in just 5 to 7 working days.
How Much Will Attestation Cost?
The type of document, the origin of the document, as well as the country where it has to be used, together predict the cost of the attestation process. If you wish to get your documents attested individually, you will have to shell out more money since you will be required to travel to different departments which are located all over the country.
To steer clear of these additional costs, you can avail attestation services provided by Attestation Guide. We at Attestation Guide offer free pick-up and drop-off services for your documents and certificates and get them attested in a week's time. Thus, neither are you required to travel physically to any of the departments nor do you have to be present anywhere with us throughout the process. We also do not charge anything extra for our quick services. The price range of our services is affordable and reasonable.
How To Start The Process?
To start the process, the first step is to contact our executive at Attestation Guide. The Executive attends to all your doubts and queries and will inform you about the entire process in detail. Once this is done, our executive will help you complete all formalities. After this, our agents pick up the documents and certificates from your doorstep and furnish you with a receipt. As soon as we receive the documents at our office, we initiate the attestation process. Attestation Guide adheres to all government guidelines and gets the documents attested in a legal manner.
Our system enables you to keep a track of the progress of the attestation process online and you will also receive updates from us on a regular basis. The process followed by us is highly systematized and we ourselves verify every step of the attestation process in order to ensure that your documents and certificates are safe. After the attestation process is complete, your documents are dispatched by us and we send you a tracking ID to trace the courier. Free pick-up and drop-off services are offered by us.
Why Choose Attestation Guide?
Attestation involves verification at different levels and thus is not a one-step process. A lot of things need to be kept in mind while getting attestation done. At times, it can get very confusing. Also, certain documents have specific needs and accordingly, they are verified. Attestation is also time-taking and when done individually, it can be expensive. Thus, getting documents and certificates attested safely and correctly can be a tough task. To avoid all these hardships, you can approach a government-authorized firm that can help you with the attestation process.
Attestation Guide is one of the best attestation services providers in India and we guarantee you quick and efficient services as per the government's rules and regulations. The process which we follow is legal and we abide by the guidelines of the government. Attestation Guide accurately gets the attestation process done. We aim to offer superior quality end-to-end services to our customers beginning with documents getting picked up from the doorstep, then getting attested, and ending with us dropping off the documents at our customer's doorstep.
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Attestation Guide is one of the best attestation services providers in India and the customer care helpline is functional 24*7 to attend to the queries of the individuals any time of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Country Needs Attestation of Documents?
When certain documents and certificates have to be used in some foreign country, they first need to be attested in the home country. Acceptance of attested documents and certificates is only seen in countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention. Attestation of documents is a way of acquiring visas easily for such countries. Attestation also enables the legal use of these documents in the concerned country if you wish to gain an advantage or benefit. Attestation is required only when documents and certificates have to be used in countries that are not a part of the Hague Convention.
Who Can Get Attestation of Documents Done For Me?
Plenty of companies offer attestation services. They can be found all over the market. However, all of them do not follow the correct procedure and are hence unreliable. A government authorized firm should always be your first choice for getting your certificates attested. If for any reason, you are not able to submit the documents to us, our agents are deployed to pick up the documents from your location. Attestation Guide has government authorization and provides correct and efficient attestation services to its customers. We follow all the guidelines of the government, make sure that the documents are handled safely, and offer you stress-free attestation services.
What If The Documents Are Laminated?
Getting important and original certificates and documents laminated is an easy and preferred way of keeping them safe. However, lamination documents and certificates are not attested by the authorities. If you try to rip off the lamination, it can tear or damage the document. An alternative to this is seeking our help with such documents. Professionals at Attestation Guide carefully remove the lamination and in turn, they become eligible for attestation. All you are required to do is to submit the documents and certificates to our office.
How Can I Access Free Pick-up And Drop-off Facilities?
Free pick-up and drop-off services are offered by Attestation Guide to its customers. Our trusted agents pick up your certificates and documents from your doorstep or any other address as specified by you and furnish you with details of the courier. Once attestation is done, your documents are dispatched by us through Blue Dart. You also receive a tracking ID to track the courier as part of our drop-off services. You can track your courier through the tracking ID. We also update you regularly through email.
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