MEA Attestation, also known as the Normal Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Stamp. This stamp is necessary when documents need to be attested by any Embassies, High Commissions, and Consulate of Countries.
All prospective applicants are requested to go through the guidelines for attestation/apostille, requisite documents required for attestation of documents from the MEA, and the service charges for attestation/apostille services prior to preparing the application for submission.
Applicants are solely responsible for the applications they submit. Therefore, any false documentation or misrepresentation of facts and information in support of their application will directly affect the decision by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) attestation is the most valuable stamp on the documents. It will be done only after the requested documents have been validated and authenticated by the respective agencies in the state where the certificate was issued.
The General Administration Department/Home Department is the appropriate authority for personal documents. In the case of educational documents, they must first be attested by the HRD of the relevant state, union, or government territory.
MEA deals with anything foreign-related movement, so its mandate is for applicants who need to authenticate their documents in/from India to prove the authenticity of the certificates/documents. The External Affairs Department in Delhi was previously in charge of centralised attestation, but it is now decentralised.
MEA attestation is required for a multiple reason:
MEA attestation helps in the authentication and declaration of a document is verified by the signature of an authorised personnel for a person to plans to stay in a foreign country.
All original documents and copies that require attestation or Apostille must first be authenticated by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory where the document was issued. The purpose of authenticating them is to:
|List of Personal Certificates|
|1||Birth Certificate Attestation||6||Marriage Certificate Attestation|
|2||Death Certificate Attestation||7||Medical Certificate Attestation|
|3||Divorce Certificate Attestation||8||Single Status Certificate Attestation|
|4||Experience Certificate Attestation||9||Affidavit Certificate Attestation|
|5||Employement Certificate Attestation||10||Bonafide Certificate Attestation|
|List of Educational Certificates|
|1||B.A Degree||6||Degree Certificate||11||Mark Sheet|
|2||B.Com Degree||7||Diploma Certificate||12||MBBS Certificate|
|3||B.Engg. Degree||8||Engineering Certificate||13||Secondary School Certificate|
|4||C.A Degree||9||ICWA Degree||14||Transfer Certificate|
|5||C.S Degree||10||ITI Certificate||15||Migration Certificate|
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