When a person from India go abroad for job his certificates has to be authenticated by that country’s embassy or consulate in India. Since there are many Indians working in GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA), and United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etc., it is necessary for them to attest their documents in corresponding foreign embassy or consulate in Delhi or Mumbai. Same procedure is applicable for other countries in Europe, Africa, Australia and American continents, Etc.
Exact attestation procedure depends on the type of the certificate and destination country. To get embassy or consulate attestation the document has to be attested by Govt. of India. It has two separate department to take care of certificate attestation procedures, Human Resource Development Department (HRD) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
a. Educational Certificates
b. Marriage Certificates
c. Birth Certificates
d. Other Certificates
Attestation for the Countries:
a. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia education certificates attestation
d. United Arab Emirates
1. Higher certificate [original]
2. Link documents [Xerox]
3. Passport copy [photos]
4. If KSA, require offer letter original with Chamber attested.
Documents can be divided into three categories:
- Educational Certificates
These are the certificates obtained from school and college like SSLC/10th/CBSE, PDC/+2/HSC, Degree certificates like BA, BSc, B.Com, BTech, BE, BBA, CA, MBBS, Post graduate certificates like MA, MSc, MCom, MBA, MCA and other Diploma, Nursing and ITI certificates.
- Non-Educational Certificates
This includes marriage and birth certificates, affidavit, transfer and leaving certificates, medical, death, divorce, experience and provisional certificates.
- Supporting Documents
These documents has to be submitted along with the above mentioned documents for attestation. Exact number and type of supporting documents may vary from country to country. Some of the supporting documents are mark lists, transcripts, registration, selection letter, passport copy, photo etc.