Attestation From Ministry of External Affairs

Documents and certificates that are issued by local authorities have to be verified when these documents and certificates are to be used for a larger purpose. In general words, when an individual decides to use documents and certificates that are issued regionally at an international level to enjoy the benefits then those documents must get attested by the MEA ( Ministry of External Affairs ). The Ministry of External Affairs is a central government department that takes care of all the events that include foreign land in it. MEA ( Ministry of External Affairs ) is the last and national level verification center for the documents and certificates.

MEA attestation services

What Is MEA Attestation?

MEA is an abbreviation for Ministry of External Affairs. The MEA is a central government department that takes care of the events that are of international level and are related with foreign land. Attestation is a process that is done on documents and certificates that are to be used internationally. It is very important to verify the documents and certificates from the MEA ( Ministry of External Affairs ) and other authorized bodies because if the documents and certificates will not be attested then they will not pass the eligibility check. Documents and certificates that are not attested by the MEA will not be able to get through the embassy attestation that is required if you want to apply for Visas.

The MEA Attestation is a process that will begin when documents and certificates will be verified by the local authority form where they were initially issued. MEA Attestation is a multi step process and hence individuals should seek help from government authorized attestation service providers.

When Is The Need For MEA Attestation?

The need for MEA attestation arises when documents and certificates are to be used internationally. Attestation by the Ministry of External Affairs is important to prove the legitimacy of documents and the information that is included in it. This is important because visa applications will not be accepted if the documents will not be properly attested.


A birth certificate is a personal document. In an individual’s birth certificate we will easily find the place they were born in, date, time and the exact region as well. A birth Certificate also plays a vital role in determining the official name of an individual. A birth certificate is proof that an individual belongs to a particular country as it is issued by the government department. The role of birth certificate is very important as it is used during admission in schools and universities. This certificate is also needed when an individual wants to change their name officially. A Birth Certificate will also prove the origin of an individual.

  • Attestation of this certificate will help you in getting admission to schools and colleges that are located in another country
  • An attested Birth Certificate will help individuals in proving their nationality in other countries
  • A Birth Certificate must be attested in order to get visa approval


The Degree Certificate comes in the category of professional or academic document. This certificate is proof that an individual has passed the degree program they enrolled in with the defined scores mentioned in the certificate. A degree Certificate is very important to continue studies and is also crucial if you are someone who wants to take a job. A Degree Certificate will help individuals in getting their dream universities where they will be able to continue their higher education and this document also helps many young job seekers to have an upper hand by having proof that they have organically passed the course they enrolled in and can thus benefit in the job area.

  • Attestation of degree certificate will open ways for having studied and work visa for any country
  • An attested degree certificate will help individuals in getting admission to colleges and universities
  • When an individual will go abroad seeking a job then their degree certificate will only be valid if it will be properly attested


A marriage certificate is a personal document. This is a certificate that mentions general details about two individuals who get married and also has information such as date, day, time, and place where the marriage took place. A marriage certificate is proof of two individuals getting married. This certificate is used to define the relationship status around the world. Having a marriage certificate helps couples to take benefits from the schemes that are only for married individuals. When an individual travels abroad, this certificate is needed to prove the relationship status there as well.
A marriage certificate that is attested by the MEA will help individuals in getting embassy attestation

  • The attested Marriage certificate will help couples in having a resident visa, spouse visa, family visa, and dependent visa of the concerned country
  • The attested marriage certificate will also help individuals in getting benefits of schemes that are put forward by other country’s government to help couples who migrate

Documents Required For MEA Attestation

Documents required for MEA Attestation vary and along with major documents many minor documents will have to be submitted as well. This is because the verification process will not be completed without the secondary documents.

Documents required for personal documents

  • Major documents such as
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Death certificate
  • Minor Documents such as
  • Photocopy of Aadhar card
  • Photocopy of passport receipt

Documents required for professional or academic documents

  • Major Documents such as
  • Degree Certificate
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Post Graduation Certificate
  • Minor Documents such as
  • Photocopy of Aadhar Card
  • Passport-sized photograph

Documents required for commercial document attestation

  • Major Documents such as
  • Power of Attorney
  • Export Documents
  • Other business-related documents
  • Minor Documents such as
  • Photocopy of Aadhar Card
  • Passport-sized photograph

Process Of MEA Attestation

MEA Attestation is a multilayered process that includes many departments that are responsible for several kinds of documents. Every document must get verified by the eligible department of the verification will not be considered valid.

Step 1: Verification from the local notary

The verification process starts with documents and certificates getting their verification from local authorities like local notaries and universities, from where these documents and certificates were originally issued. If the documents and certificates will not get this level of verification then they will not be eligible for state-level verification. This does not add for commercial documents as they need not get verification from the local notary.

Step 2: Departmental verifications

Level two of the verification process includes departments that are of state level. Each department is responsible for a certain type of document. Home Department and Sub Divisional Department handles personal documents, Human Resource Development Department handles professional and academic documents and Chamber of Commerce handles Commercial departments.

Step 3: Stamp from MEA

Level three of Document verification includes the legitimacy that documents get from MEA ( Ministry of External Affairs ) through a stamp. This stamp is only provided if the documents and certificate are verified in the right manner.

Time Taken To Complete The Process

The time taken to complete the process will depend on the number of documents and also on the type of documents. As different documents need different kinds of attention from different departments. If done individually, the process can take from weeks to months because of the delays one might get to face. These delays are normally uncalled or because documents are being held at one place for too much time. The process will also result in severe unrequired stress and waste of time by sitting at government offices that are located in different areas as well.

This can be taken care of if you decide to hire Attestation Guide as your attestation service provider. We will work fast and documents will not be held under our supervision. We will deliver your MEA Attested documents in just 5 to 7 working days.

What Is The Cost Of MEA Attestation?

The cost of MEA attestation will vary from the type of documents and how many of them you need to get attested. This will also depend on the way you choose to do the process. If you choose to complete the process on your own then it will cost you more. You will have to physically be present by doing all these tasks and for that, you will have to travel to different states where the departments are located. This will cost you more than what Attestation Guide will charge you.

If you hire Attestation Guide you will need not deal with the tiresome process of MEA Attestation as we will take care of it safely. Your documents will get MEA attention at a very reasonable and affordable rate.

How To Start The Process?

Stating the process at Attestation Guide is not complex at all. For starting the process you will have to contact our executive. Our executive will visit you personally, during this visit all of your doubts about the process and other things will be solved. You will have to go from some formalities as well. Once all the formalities are over, we will pick up all the documents for MEA Attestation from your doorstep.

Attestation Guide will start the process of getting documents for their MEA Attestation as soon as they will reach the center. You will be able to track the progress of your documents from your phone and we will also keep you updated. You need not worry about the safety of your documents because we follow a process that is systematic and transparent as well.

Once the documents will get their MEA Attestation, we will dispatch your documents with the help of Blue Dispatch and you will be able to track this as well. Once you receive the documents, we will be notified. Pick-up and drop-off services of documents are free of cost for the clients. Attestation Guide will be there for your support 24*7 and you will be able to contact us with any queries whenever you feel like it.

Why Choose Attestation Guide?

Choosing Attestation Guide is your choice but you will get the benefits if you do so. Not only do we have experience in this industry but also we are government authorized attestation service providers who take extra care in terms of safety and time frame. The process of MEA Attestation can be very tiring and you will exhaust all your energy in it. It is a very boring process as well because no one wants to sit at government offices for hours and hours just to get verification on one document.

If done on your own, it will not only cost you more money but a waste of time as well. What if you lose a document in the process? Or what if you forget to get verification from one department? MEA Attestation is a very sensitive process and hence hiring Attestation Guide will only benefit you.

Our Highlights

  • 24*7 customer care
  • Free Pick up and drop off services
  • Affordable prices
  • Fast service
  • More than 8 years of experience in the attestation industry
  • Trustworthy and the process is transparent
  • Government Authorized Attestation Service Provider
  • Tracking system
  • Regular updates about the documents

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which countries need attestation of documents?

    Countries that are not a part of the Hague Convention accept attention as solid proof of the legitimacy of the documents and the information being stated there. Apart from about ninety countries, all other countries will accept attested documents. Before enrolling for an attestation process make sure that the country you want to visit accepts attestation, you can also clear your doubts by contacting Attestation Guide. If countries are not accepting attestation then they are a part of the Hague convention and will prefer apostille stickers.

  • Who can attest documents for me?

    There are many attestation service providers that can help individuals in getting their documents attested but the problem is not many of them are government authorized. Some of them will get the documents attested by the wrong method and others will take too much time. The best is to hire Attestation Guide who will provide you attested documents within 5 to 7 seven days without any delays. Attestation Guide is also a place where your documents will be safe and will get attested from a formal way to attestation.

  • What if my document is laminated?

    There are many reasons due to which people prefer to laminate their documents. The most prominent one is that they want to keep the documents safe but that does not go well when the documents have to go from the attestation process. The process of attention cannot be done on laminated documents but individuals should not rip off the lamination on their own as it can damage the document. Send us the document in the way it is and our professionals will take out the lamination in a very precise manner without damaging the document at all.

  • Do Attestation Guide charge for pick-up and drop-off services?

    No, Pick up and drop off services for documents that are offered by Attestation Guide will cost you nothing. This service is free for clients who hire Attestation Guide as their attestation service providers.

Customers Review

They are very helpful and I am free to ask them any question any time. My documentation process was very smooth because of them. They are even helping me in Hungary after I reached here.

Attestation Guide is good quality, good communication, and they are very knowledgeable person and provide us full information and full help to us.

Remember this service for lifetime. I was getting this chance and had to immediately give the attestation. They did not delay and saw that I get my chance. Anytime I am back, I will give them my good wishes through more clients.

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