Attestation for Immigration: All you need to know

Attestation for Immigration: All you need to know

Attestation is the process of authenticating any valuable document with stamp and signature by a designated officer which denotes validity. This validation is done by authorities governed by the government that makes the document legal to be used for immigration purposes. Any one who plan to go to another country need to get their documents attested to certify its genuinity and submit for Visa. This is a compulsory procedure for immigration as well as to use those certificate in the country for education, employment, commercial purposes etc. Before, attestation was not required, you could submit your original certificate, but then people started submitting fake documents for their job, studies etc. They were not having the requisite qualifications, but faked them. The person who lacks the skill to continue the position and put out for the role, will have to leave the country. This started happening again and again, and then this particular process came into existence. Today, if anyone use fake certificate, they will be expelled from the country and sometimes punished very hard.

Attestation can differ for different countries and also according to the type of the document. The community of non-residents of India (NRIs) and immigrants requires attestation now and then. This is actually categorized into two categories: educational and non-educational.

Educational certificates:

These are the documents that falls under educational certificates:

  • School certificate
  • Degree/Diploma certificate
  • Mark Sheets

These certificates must be attested by the educational institution which issued the same such as school, university, government recognized institution, private/public educational organization. These certificates must be authenticated by the Human Resource Development before any other attestation. HRD attestation is the basic attestation for all the educational documents. Then, the certificate must undergo MEA attestation in New Delhi. Only then the prospective student or professional gets approval to join the league of migrants.

Non-educational certificates

Non educational certificates do not require HRD attestation, but Home Department attestation which is the basic attestation for those certificates. This category includes personal certificates and immigration certificates, now let us see the list in detail:


Personal Certificates:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • Employment Certificate
  • Single Status Certificate/ CENOMAR/ Bachelorhood Certificate
  • Non-availability of birth certificate
Immigration Certificates:
  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Visa, Visa Extension
  • PIO (Person of Indian origin) card
  • OCI (Overseas Citizen of india) card

There is a hierarchy for attestation, formed by the government for approval. First by home Department of the state that issued the certificate. Second by the Ministry of External Affairs that holds the highest authority in attestation procedures for immigration. For family visa, MoFA attestation is compulsory which acts as the highest authority entrusted. Now let us see the documents required for attestation:

  • Original documents
  • Passport (original and copy)
  • Coloured photograph
  • Visa copy
  • Address proof

All these procedures can confuse you take up your time for long waits. Relying on a trustworthy attestation service is the best way to get your documents attested in the perfect way. New India attestation is the professional certificate attestation services in Oman, Qatar and UAE. We are expert in attestation and Visa services, up-to-date with the changing rules and regulations in immigration. Your valuable documents are assured to be safe in our hands, which is provided with full covered insurance.


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