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The entire certificate attestation process is a time-consuming and complicated procedure due to the number of formalities, departments and the time frame that is required to do so. It requires the concerned party to know and follow certain guidelines as specified by the relevant authorities which are concerned with the entire certificate attestation process.
This is one of the reasons why many people look for and hire professional attestation services to take care of all the formalities on their behalf.

Types of Certificates which Require Attestation

There are 3 types of certificates which may require attestation for a number of reasons;
I. Educational Certificates
II. Non-educational Certificates
III. Commercial Documents

Criterion for Certificate Attestation

Depending on a number of conditions, the entire certificate attestation process varies from country to country. The criterion which governs the entire certificate attestation process includes;

  • The type of certificate which needs to be attested.
  • The country of origin of the certificate.
  • The country requesting the attested certificate.

Certificate Attestation Process

Here is general certificate attestation process which one can be expected to follow;
For Hague Convention Member Countries
Step # 1:

For Hague Convention Member Countries, only an Apostille attestation is required from the Ministry of foreign Affairs for the fulfillment of all educational, non-educational and commercial obligations. An Apostille attestation involves the document being marked by a computer-generated stamp by a legal authority given that the document subject to attestation was issued by a department recognized by the country. This results in the document being legally acceptable in all Hague Convention member countries for any of the abovementioned purposes. For Non-Member Countries

This process needs to be followed by those individuals who need to get any of their certificates attested, belong to a country which is not a member of the Hague Convention, or need to submit the attested certificate to a non-member country.

Step # 1:

First, the certificate needs to be sent to the relevant state department for attestation. Depending on the type of certificate, the following authoritative department needs to be contacted;

I. For Educational Certificates: The concerned and authoritative educational department of the state which issued the certificate.
II. For Non-educational Certificates: The state department which issued the certificate or the Home Affairs Department.
III. For Commercial Certificates:The Chamber of Commerce of that country.

Step # 2:

After being attested by the relevant state authority, the certificate then needs to be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attestation.

Step # 3:

After being attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the concerned party is then required to send the certificate to the Embassy of the country which has requested attestation.

Step # 4:

Thereafter you go to the ministry of foreign affairs in UAE for the final attestation for the documents.
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