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Medical Certificate Attestation

Medical certificate is a vital document that requires it to be attested to use in a foreign nation. Like any other document attestation of a medical certificate is essential to validate the credibility of the document.

Medical Certificate Attestation

A medical certificate is a written statement from a licensed medical practitioner verifying the medical examination result of a patient. It is used to show the fitness of an employee. A medical certificate acts as a sick report which is necessary to furnish before the authorities to show the employee is unfit for work and get leave from the work. A medical certificate is essential to claim health benefits. If you have undergone treatment and taken leave from the work, then you must furnish your medical certificates.

What is Medical Certificate Attestation?

To authenticate the genuineness of the facts mentioned and the certificate presented, it is required to undergo attestation. Attestation affirms that the seal and signature present on the medical certificate are genuine. Medical Certificate attestation is a significant procedure of authorization in which an attestation stamp is pasted by the concerned authorities of the certificate issuing country.

Significance of Medical Certificate Attestation

Medical certificate attestation is very important when you travel abroad. The main purposes of medical certificate attestation are:

  • To support your absence from the office
  • To get extended leave and paid leave
  • To claim medical insurance
  • To claim health benefits or medical allowances from the company
  • To get visa
Documents for Medical Certificate Attestation

Certificate Attestation process whether it is personal, educational or commercial, requires the submission of certain documents. Medical certificate attestation is no different. The documents required for medical certificate attestation include:

  • Original Medical Certificate.
  • Passport Copy

You may be required to provide photos and contact details. Authorization letters may also be required in certain cases.

Procedure of Medical Certificate Attestation

To get a Medical Certificate attested, it should go through multiple steps of verifications from different offices. These attestations start from the initial level attestation by notaries then proceed with MEA and Embassy attestation, and finally end with MOFA attestation.

The primary level of attestation is performed by notaries. Notaries are the preliminary requirement for any attestation procedure.  Notaries attest to the document with stamps and signatures.

Verification of documents at the state level is carried out by the State Home Department (SHD), Human Resource Department (HRD), and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM). The specific state home department carries out the second step of attestation.

After the regional and state level attestation, the Ministry of External Affairs performs attestation. This is the final level of authentication from the home government. MEA manages the foreign affairs of the country and has an important role in attestation. It thoroughly checks the certificate and attaches a stamp to authenticate the documents after it feels satisfied with the certificate.

After the attestation by MEA the embassy of the destination country validates the legitimacy of the document. This is the concluding step in the attestation process for most countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also known as MOFA handles the foreign affairs of Gulf countries. In countries such as Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, MOFA attestation is the final step

How long Medical Certificate Attestation process take

The time that takes for the attestation procedure depends upon the type of document you want to attest and the country for which you are attesting. Mostly the process takes anywhere around a week. However, busy office hours or any other reason may cause a delay in the process and it might even take a month.

If you want a quick and hassle-free medical certificate attestation process, you can contact New India Attestation.