MOFA Attestation

Procedure:

All original documents requiring an Apostille, Embassy Attestation. Certificate must first be certified by the competent authorities of the State where the document was issued. In the case of personal documents, the designated authorities are the home department / general administration service. In the case of educational documents, the documents must be ratified first by the education department of the State / Territory of that Union. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs certifies the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated governmental authorities of the State / State / Chambers of Commerce of the Union. Therefore, it does not assume responsibility for the content of the documents. The details of the Regional Certification Center (RAC) in the states / UT from which the documents are to be certified are given links. http://www.embassyattestation.co.in/rac.html

Commercial Documents:

Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce before these can be attested by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Apostille:

India is a member of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, abolishing the requirement to legalize foreign public documents. Apostille is accepted in 111 member countries of the Convention – see the list (http://www.embassyattestation.co.in/hague-apostille-member-countries.html). Appostille is addressed to personal documents such as birth / death / marriage certificates, affidavits, proxies, etc., as well as educational documents such as diplomas, diplomas, enrollments and high school certificates, etc.

Documents required for Educational/Personal certificate attestation for MEA Attestation:

Only the original documents duly certified by the designated government government authorities are headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Apostille is located at the back of the original document. Candidates must submit the following documents / fees

    • Original document for certification or apostiller
    • Clearly a photocopy of the document
    • A clear photocopy of the passport

Documents can be deposited in our “Collection & Delivery” counters between 10:30 and 18:00 from Monday to Saturday except for holidays. Documents can be deposited and recovered in person or through an authorized representative. Documents are handed over / refunded only upon receipt of proof of payment of service charges. However, if the document is considered at any stage as forgery or tampering, the same applies to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry may also initiate the appropriate legal proceedings against the applicant. Service charges paid to us or to the Department of Foreign Affairs can not be refunded in any way.

Please note: for MOFA attestation, original document needs to be pre authenticated first by respective HRD/HD & MEA

i) MOFA of UAE

We also do Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE (MOFA of UAE)*

After Attesting from country from which the documents are issued it has to be Attested from MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Country where you are going for emploment.

*Additional charge can apply for MOFA and takes 8 working days for MOFA attestation from UAE

ii) MOFA of Qatar

We also do Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar (MOFA of Qatar)*

After Attesting from country from which the documents are issued it has to be Attested from MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Country where you are going for emploment.

*Additional charge can apply for MOFA and takes 8 working days for MOFA attestation from Qatar

iii) MOFA of Saudi Arabia

We also do Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia (MOFA of Saudi)

After Attesting from country from which the documents are issued it has to be Attested from MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Country where you are going for emploment.

*Additional charge can apply for MOFA and takes minimum 40 working days & upto 6 month for MOFA attestation from Saudi Arabia

iv) MOFA of Bahrain

We also do Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain (MOFA of Bahrain)*

After Attesting from country from which the documents are issued it has to be Attested from MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Country where you are going for emploment.

*Additional charge can apply for MOFA and takes addtional time/days for MOFA attestation from Bahrain

v) MOFA of Kuwait

We also do Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait (MOFA of Kuwait)*

After Attesting from country from which the documents are issued it has to be Attested from MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Country where you are going for emploment.

*Additional charge can apply for MOFA and takes 10 working days for MOFA attestation from Kuwait