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MEA Attestation in India

Ministry of external affairs is the central government authority which authenticates the document issued from India. It is a mandatory authentication process for all types of documents.

Getting an MEA attestation in India can be both complex and time-consuming process but can be made accessible and facile with the indulgence of attestation service providers who are capable of providing MEA attestation service and assist throughout the complete process.

Mea attestation in india

What is MEA Attestation?

MEA attestation full form is Ministry of External Affairs Attestation. MEA attestation means getting an attestation stamp from Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) on your documents. MEA department deals with the external affairs i.e. anything related to foreign countries, hence when you seek certificate attestation in India it is necessary to verify your documents and certificates from Ministry. MEA document attestation is the mandatory step for your documents to prove genuineness. Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in Delhi is responsible for MEA attestation but now it’s decentralized.

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Why is MEA Attestation needed?

MEA certificate attestation is needed for a variety of reasons including residential, student and work visa; performing business from a foreign country; employing candidates from foreign nations among others. MEA Attestation is also priorly required while applying for the visa and also to get an embassy attestation for other reasons. MEA attestation for Saudi, Turkey, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, etc. required on many educational and personal documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, degree certificate, etc.

MEA Attestation of Degree Certificate

If you are going out of the country in order to pursue education or job purpose, you need to get a student visa and to proceed for the further process, it is required to get educational certificate attestation from Ministry of External Affairs which will prove the authenticity of your educational documents. While performing MEA attestation for degree certificate, the documents necessitate authentication from other governmental departments like Notary and HRD too, then only you can proceed for the degree certificate attestation.

How to get an attestation from the Ministry of External Affairs?

This whole procedure of certificate attestation can be very complex and time-consuming which is hardly possible to perform as an individual. There are various MEA attestation agents who provide apostille attestation services, certificate attestation services like MEA attestation. PEC is among those authenticate services that has acquired its reputation. We can help with the start to end process of attestation by performing the procedure on your behalf, all you need to do is fill the inquiry form and provide us with your documents.

How to get your Documents Attested?
How to get your Documents Attested?

MEA Attestation Procedure

Ministry of external affairs attestation procedure requires many stages of prior authentication before verifying the documents. The whole process for MEA Document Attestation relies upon the type of documents i.e personal, educational or commercial. The MEA attestation procedure is listed below:

  • Notary Attestation:

    This is the first step of Attestation performed at the local level by the concerned government officials this process make document authorized for the further attestation process.

  • State Attestation:

    After getting the authentication, According to the type/behaviour of your document these departments provide you with the further attestation.

  • MEA attestation:

    When the documents are approved according to attestation criteria MEA officials perform the next process and provide a stamp on your documents.

MEA Attestation for Personal Document

While applying for MEA attestation for personal Documents you first need to get a Notary certificate by local authorities then Home Department Attestation is required for MEA attestation of Personal Documents. After these authentications, MEA provides a stamp on Documents to go for further process of attestation by the embassy. There is an alternative process for Home Department attestation i.e. SDM Attestation.

  • 1. Notary Attestation
  • 2. Home Department Attestation
  • 3. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Attestation
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MEA Attestation for Educational Certificate

First, you need to get a notary certificate from local concerned government authorities. In the case of educational Document attestation, HRD attestation is a mandatory process. So need to get an HRD attestation. After getting Notary and HRD approval at last MEA issue a stamp on your document proving its authenticity.

  • 1. Notary Attestation
  • 2. Home Department Attestation
  • 3. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Attestation
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MEA Attestation for Commercial Documents

In attestation of commercial documents, the first and mandatory process is to get document verified from the Chamber Of Commerce. After verifying, they issue a stamp on your documents as a proof of authentication. After the authentication from the Chamber of commerce, you need to get authentication from MEA to go for the further process which will be performed by the embassy.

  • 1. Chamber of Commerce
  • 2. Ministry of External Affairs
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The difference between MEA Attestation and Apostille

Eventually, both apostille and attestation work on the same motive, that is to prove the authentication of documents and both are provided by the Ministry of External Affairs. But there is a difference between these two: In apostille, you are provided with a sticker on your documents while in MEA Attestation you are issued with a stamp on your documents.

Apostille is final authentication process, after which no further authentication is required. Apostille is valid for only those countries which are part of the Hague convention and for other countries embassy attestation is a mandatory process after MEA attestation, while in some cases of commercial documents you need to obtain both apostille and attestation for the documents.

 The difference between MEA Attestation and Apostille

How much time does it take to get MEA Attestation in India?

There is a set of documents that require MEA. The time for the procedure varies respectively according to the document issued state, the kind of documents, or the necessity to perform the authentication. Considering these factors, it takes about 15 to 25 days for the MEA attestation. It takes more time in case HRD attestation is involved in the process which needs university certificate verification as well.

What are the MEA Attestation fees?

The MEA attestation fees vary based on the Indian state from which document is issued, your location, the type of your document. The cost could be reasonable or high, but this cost can also be affected by various reasons like the urgency of the requirement or other add-on services like pick-up and drop facility. For best MEA Attestation price, contact PEC executives now.

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