General MEA Attestation Services

Attestation of documents from Ministry of External Affair (MEA), Government of India, New Delhi, is required to make it valid for use throughout India and in a foreign country. MEA is the only apex body having the authority to attest the documents issued from India. MEA attest the document or issuesApostille Stamp as per the requirement of the applicant and the country in which it is to be used.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India has outsourced its General Attestation and MEA Apostille Documents services with effect from March 1, 2012. After the outsourcing of collection and delivery of Documents for Attestation/Apostille Services, No Document from individuals is accepted by MEA at CPV Division, Patiala House, New Delhi. The original documents are to be submitted by all individuals directly to the MEA approved outsourced agencies along with a photocopy of the document and a photocopy of the Passport of the applicant.

In recognition of our quality of services, the Ministry has, (after satisfactory completion of earlier contracts from March 2012 to 31st December, 2018, and from 1st January, 2019 to 31st January, 2023) once again empanelled our company, Superb Enterprises Private Limited, with effect from 1st February, 2023, as an authorized service provider for MEA Attestation/Apostille Support Sercices. SEPL will collect documents for further procedure of attestation by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and to deliver the same attested documents to the individuals/applicants.


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MEA Attestation and Its Requirement

MEA, known as the Ministry of External Affairs, is a government organization handling international affairs. Generally, MEA attestation is regarded as a mandatory process of attestation services. MEA also helps in government dealings of all international matters. At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs is also answerable for controlling foreign relations properly.

Furthermore, Attestation can be defined as the procedure of authenticating documents when anyone is moving to another country. Attestation is considered a necessary and unavoidable procedure for traveling abroad. Furthermore, it is mandatory to go through all the procedures of Attestation appropriately. MEA attestation is the validation done by the Ministry of External Affairs. Plus, MEA attestation develops the authentication of documents and makes it more attainable in other countries.

There are various reasons why MEA certificate attestation is required; some of them are listed below.

Resident Visa

Work Permit

Dependent Visa

Higher Education

Start a New business abroad

For migrating and settling in a foreign country etc.

This Attestation will definitely make it easy for the individual to complete these tasks. MEA certificate attestation is an essential step in Attestation. Simply, it is the authentication/verification done by the Ministry of External Affairs, which is basically a government-chosen body. This Attestation confirms that the certificates are authentic.

Purpose of MEA Attestation

Some of the major purposes of MEA document attestation are highlighted below.

  • To get a Resident Visa
  • For Employment
  • For Migration
  • For Higher education

Each one of the attestations consisting of MEA attestation can only be completed on original and verified documents. MEA attestation comes as the second procedure of Attestation. Furthermore, it is also mandatory that a candidate must follow all the procedures of the Attestation properly. Each document needed for MEA attestation is required to be submitted by the candidate without any interruption. All the certificates an applicant brings while moving to another country must be verified and confirmed their Authenticity; that is where MEA Attestation becomes necessary. In other words, the Authenticity of documents is verified by MEA attestation.

Procedure of MEA Document Attestation


MEA Attestation is done after the respective State Govt. authority has attested a particular document with its signature and seal of the Department. A list of the Regional Authentication Centers and the designated authorities may be seen at the Ministry’s website

The process of Attestation of documents from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of Government of India can be done on all Indian issued Certificates. The procedure is as follows-

Step 01 :

All original documents requiring attestation from MEA must first be authenticated by the designated authorities of the concerned State/Union Territory from where the document is issued.

For Educational documents, The documents should first be attested by the Education Department/Human Resource Development (HRD) of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. The authentication must be done with the name and designation seal as well as the seal of the Department.

For Non-Educational documents, Home Department or General Administration Department (GAD) of the issuing State Government/Union Territory is the designated authority to undertake the primary attestation. The attestation must be done with the name and designation seal as well as the seal of the Department.

Commercial Documents, These are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce.The rubber stamp of the respective Chamber of Commerce must be affixed on each document along with the name & designation of authorized signatory.

Step 02 :

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) thereafter, attests the documents on the basis of the authentication by the designated authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce.

Countries that accept MEA Attestation

The countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of October 1961 require a general attestation by the MEA, India, for all Indian documents. The documents attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, are accepted by these countries as valid documents and they process these documents further through their diplomatic embassies/consulates to be used for various purposes in their countries.

Difference Between General Attestation and MEA Apostille

General Attestation

MEA General Attestation is validating certificates whenever an individual is moving to another country. For any international usage of certificates, the process of the general Attestation becomes mandatory. Each applicant moving to any foreign country for various reasons has to do certificate attestation. Moreover, it contains three types of document attestation: educational, non-educational, and commercial certificates. You are required to submit the original documents and a passport copy. Furthermore, the documents go for authentication by differently organized authorities and are signed by the respective authorities. Additionally, your certificates must be validated to be accepted or approved by the destination country.

MEA Apostille

MEA Apostille is one of the essential procedures in certificate authentication. Basically, it is initiated for personal documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, power of attorney, etc. Plus, all the educational certificates, including HSC certificates, SSLC certificates, degree certificates, etc. Furthermore, you must submit the original certificate of all your basic documents with the passport copy. Once the MEA apostille is completed, the documents will have apostille stickers of the MEA., which means that the respective authority has validated and confirmed the document. Whereas the MEA Apostille is forwarded with your documents can be accepted in all the countries which are members of the Hague Convention.

MEA Attestation is the authentication done on original documents for use in foreign countries. The Ministry of External Affairs is a governmental body that is answerable for the country's foreign relations. Moreover, it is a ministry running for the diplomacy of the country. The Ministry of External Affairs document attestation is the legalizing done by the MEA on the authentic documents of the people who wish to shift abroad.

The Ministry of External Affairs Attestation can only be initiated if the other attestation process is completed. MEA attestation is an essential step for individuals who are trying to seek admission or a job abroad. Hence, it is considered one of the mandatory steps in Attestation.

Superb Enterprises Pvt. Lts. is the authorized agency of MEA that helps its applicants to get their certificate attested without any difficulties. SEPL collects the applicants' documents and forward them to the government organizations and embassy for the attestation procedure. And all these steps are required to be done in a very safe manner to prevent fraud.

The list of the documents we ask the applicants to submit to initiate and terminate the MEA attestation procedure is highlighted here.

  • Passport Copy
  • Original Document

Furthermore, Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. has experts and a dedicated team who completes this procedure without any disruption.

Being an authorized agency by MEA, Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. has the authorization to provide MEA attestation services to the applicants. We are the most trusted and professional company. Moreover, Attestation of documents from the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India can be initiated on all Indian-based documents. The procedure includes the following steps-

  • Primarily, you can contact Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., a legally approved authorized agency of the Ministry of External Affairs, to help clients and government authorities with quick and safe MEA attestation.
  • Basically, SEPL collects your certificates and inspects the authenticity of your documents, then forward them to the State Home Department, then MEA, and lastly to the respective embassy for the MEA attestation.
  • After the certificate attestation procedure is completed, SEPL forward the documents to the respective applicants depending on their preferred method.

Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. provides you with various MEA attestation facilities and benefits. However, the Cost charged for this process depends on multiple factors, including the type of certificate you are opting for, state to state, and the embassy of the other country involved in the MEA attestation procedure.

Attestation from the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), Government of India, New Delhi, is needed to make it authentic all over India and other countries. MEA is the only top body having the jurisdiction to verify the certificates issued from India. Furthermore, MEA authenticates the document or issues Apostille Stamp as per the need of the candidate and the country in which it is to be utilized.

Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. is the popular and authorized agency of MEA. Considering the quality of services offered by SEPL, the Ministry has, (after satisfactory termination of earlier contracts from March 2012 to 31st December 2018, and from 1st January 2019 to 31st January 2023) again impaneled our company, Superb Enterprises Private Limited, issued from 1st February 2023, as an authorized service provider for MEA Attestation/Apostille Support Services. Moreover, SEPL will assemble all your documents for another process of Attestation by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and provide similar attested certificates to the applicants.

Furthermore, SEPL offers a fast, simple, and understandable MEA Attestation procedure to fulfill your necessities. And it also offers other facilities as listed here.

  • Document Tracking Facility:Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. also provides you with a certificate tracking facility.
  • Attestation services:MEA attestation of certificates becomes important at the time when the candidate wants to utilize them in a foreign country.
  • Professional services:Superb Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. has the official authority from the MEA to provide help to the candidates looking for MEA attestation.
  • Document collection and delivery services: SEPL collect all the certificates through courier or in person and forward authenticated records as the applicant has preferred.

Therefore, if you want to complete MEA attestation to move to another country, choose Superb Enterprise Pvt. Ltd would be best for you.

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