MEA stands for ministry of external affairs, which is government body dealing international affairs. MEA attestation is considered an important procedure of attestation services. Ministry of external affairs helps in the government dealings of international matters. Ministry of external affairs is in fact responsible for conducting foreign relations properly. An elected minister by government will be there in ministry of external affairs.

Attestation is the process of authenticating documents when someone is travelling or moving to foreign countries. Attestation is an important and obligatory process for international travelling. Attestation is done to ensure legal documentation of immigrants to the destination country. Attestation is done from respective authorities related to the certificate undergoing the process. It is important to follow the procedures of attestation properly. MEA attestation is the verification done by ministry of external affairs. MEA attestation enhances the genuinity of documents and makes it more accessible in the foreign countries.

The procedure of attestation goes like:

  • SDM (sub-divisional magistrate)/ HRD (human resource development).
  • MEA (ministry of external affairs).
  • Embassy attestation.
  • MOFA (ministry of foreign affairs).

Documents required for MEA attestation:

  • Original certificate.
  • Passport copy.

Procedures may vary depending on the certificate to be attested. There are different type of certificate attestation as in educational certificate attestation, non-educational certificate attestation and commercial certificate attestation. MEA attestation has a major role in every certificate attestation services. MEA attestation is applicable on educational, non-educational and commercial certificate. MEA performs as a body giving recognition to documents for foreign matters. The credibility of the certificate is increased by MEA attestation.

Purposes of MEA attestation:

  • For higher education.
  • To get resident visa.
  • For migration.
  • For employment.

Every attestation including MEA attestation can only be done on original certificate. MEA attestation comes as the second step of attestation procedures. It is important that the applicant follow all the procedures of attestation correctly. Every document required for MEA attestation has to be submitted by the applicant without any fail. Ministry of external affairs functions for the foreign relations of the country. The documents a person carries while travelling internationally has to be verified and proved its originality, that’s where MEA attestation becomes mandatory. Authenticity of documents is proved by MEA attestation.

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