Posted On: June 23, 2022

PURPOSE OF ATTESTATION AND EMBASSY LEGALISATION OF DOCUMENTS

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INTRODUCTION
Embassy attestation and legalization of documents is a process of getting a stamp from embassy of a particular country. The primary reason for embassy attestation and legalization of documents is to authenticate necessary documents. It is a proof that documents are credible and concerned individual has a legitimate intent behind their travel for respective reasons. Requirements for embassy attestation and legalization of documents differ from one country to another. Since the entire process is quite sensitive in nature, timely support from professionals like Knowledgentia Consultants makes the whole process of attestation and legalization of documents convenient and free of unnecessary errors and delay. We not only extend services for our local clients but our expertise in supporting our NRI clients in embassy attestation and legalization of documents makes us the best NRI legal firm in India.

BASIC PROCEDURE FOR DOCUMENT VERIFICATION
As a general process, the documents go through following channels for verification :-

  1. REGIONAL LEVEL

This is the initial stage in the entire procedure. It 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.

  1. 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).

  1. MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

This is the last stage of authentication from the home government after which an MEA stamp or sticker is applied to the document.

  1. 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 OF EMBASSY LEGALISATION FOR PERSONAL DOCUMENT

First stage under this process is   to get a Notary certificate by local authorities then Home Department OR SDM verification is required for Personal Documents. After these authentications, MEA provides a stamp on documents to go for further process of legalization by the embassy.

PROCEDURE FOR EMBASSY LEGALISATION FOR EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENT
Procedure for verification of educational certificates differ from one place to another .

PROCEDURE FOR EMBASSY LEGALISATION FOR COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS
The first and compulsory process is to get document verified from the Chamber Of Commerce. After verifying, CoC issues a stamp on documents as proof of authentication. After the verification from the CoC, authentication from the central government is required to go for the further process which is performed by the embassy.

Attestation and Legalisation of  documents for use in other countries can be a cumbersome and time consuming process. Different countries have different specifications. Whether you are based in India or NRI, Knowledgentia Consultants can be your most trusted partner for embassy attestation and legalization of documents since we are foremost NRI legal firm in India. . In case of any query regarding this matter you may email us at info@knowledgentia.com or visit our website –https://knowledgentia.com/.

PUBLISHED BY MRS. HARINDER NARVAN, MRS. APARNA JAIN AND MS. AASHRIKA AHUJA AS ON 07.06.2022

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