Attestation: The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has outsourced its Attestation and Apostille work with effect from March 1, 2012. In recognition of our quality of services, the Ministry had empanelled our company as an Authorized Service Provider. We are operating, on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs.
All original documents requiring Attestation or Apostille by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, are required to be first authenticated/attested by the designated authorities/departments of the State Governments from where the documents were issued. A list of the Regional Authentication Centers and the designated authorities (as on July 8, 2013) may be seen at the Ministry’s website http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm and may also be seen at the bottom of this page.
Briefly, personal documents (like birth or death certificates, marriage or divorce certificates, affidavits, general power of attorney, marriageability certificates, work experience certificates, driving licenses etc) are required to be authenticated/attested by the Home Department / General Administration Department(GAD) of the issuing State.
For educational documents, the documents should be first authenticated by the Department of Education/Human Resource Development (HRD) of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. The authentication must be done with the name and designation seal as well as the seal of the Department.
Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce before these can be attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The rubber stamp of the respective Chamber of Commerce must be affixed on each document along with the name & designation of authorized signatory.
The Ministry of External Affairs attests the documents only after verifying the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce. Hence, it does not take responsibility for the contents of the documents.