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Get NORKA Certificate Attestation Online in India

NORKA also known as Non-Resident Keralites Affairs is an authority governed by the Government Of Kerala. It was established on 6th December 1996. NORKA is an agency that handles the NORKA certificate attestation process for non-resident Keralites educational or personal documents. Apart from this, there are other benefits of NORKA attestation such as, it helps non-residential Keralites seek overseas professional or domestic jobs, and upgrade their skills.

4 Simple steps to get HRD Attestation on your Documents 

  1. Register on HRD Portal 
  2. Collect all  Documents that need HRD Attestation 
  3. Submit the Original / Photocopies of documents
  4. Receive Documents with HRD Attestation Directly 

What Is NORKA Certificate Attestation

NORKA Certificate Attestation is an attestation of educational documents that are issued in the Kerala state. NORKA certificate attestation is somewhat the same as HRD attestation that is done for government-approved educational documents. NORKA certificate attestation proves the genuineness and authenticity of your educational documents, helping you easily get a student visa or employment visa.

What Documents Do You Need To Get NORKA Certificate Attestation

To get the NORKA Certificate attestation you need the following documents:


  • At the time of the attestation process, you must carry your original passport. If the applicant is not available at that moment, then a photocopy of pages that contain details such as address, photo, and validity of the passport must be shown.


  • 2 passport-size photographs that have been recently clicked   


  • If you want an educational certificate attestation, then you must provide an original and photocopy of the 10th class, SSLC certificate, and mark sheet.  


  • You should present original and photocopies of all the documents that need to be attested. 

Things To Consider While Applying For NORKA ROOTS Certificate Attestation

Below are a few things that you should consider while getting a certificate attestation from NORKA-ROOTS:

  • A mark sheet or Transcript that is consolidated will not be attested 
  •  Certificates issued from the educational institute outside Kerala will not be attested. Attestation is only done for institutes/colleges belonging to the state of Kerala.
  • Provisional certificate attestation is usually done within six months from the date of issuance   
  • Applicants in the medical, pharmaceutical, dental, and nursing fields should provide their registration certificate. 

Process Of NORKA ROOTS Certificate Attestation: Step-By-Step Guide

To obtain NORKA ROOTS certificate attestation you must follow these steps:

Online Registration – Initially, you have to fill out a NORKA attestation online registration form provided by the officials of NORKA-ROOTS. Details such as your personal information and information about the university or institute that issued your educational certificates should be properly filled in. 

Document Submission – Once you have filled out the NORKA attestation online registration form, you have to submit your scanned documents with the form. To assist with the attestation procedure, you need to have your original passport with you. In this procedure, your documents are attested by the NORKA officials. In case you are submitting personal documents, attestation will be done by the Home department. Also, for educational documents attestation will be done by the regional authentication centers of NORKA-ROOTS. After successful attestation documents are sent for MEA attestation or Embassy Attestation. 

MEA Attestation –  After document attestation from NORKA, your documents are sent to the NRK development office in Delhi for MEA Attestation. MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs) India places a stamp or sticker on the back of your document, making it legally accepted in Hague Apostille Convention countries.

Embassy Attestation – MEA attestation is not enough if you are planning to use your documents in countries that are not a member of the Hague Convention. To use your documents in Non-Hague Convention Countries, you are required to get embassy attestation from the destination country’s embassy or any other high commission authority.  

It’s always better to talk to your Apostille helpline, they will guide you on which process you need.

Differentiating Between Apostille And Attestation

Attestation has several meanings including Notary Attestation, Apostille Attestation, and MEA Attestation. Your choice of the type of attestation method will depend on the purpose of the attestation. 

Notary Attestation: When you intend to use your Indian documents inside India, then a notary attestation is needed. 

Apostille Attestation: It is required if you want to use your Indian documents outside a country that is a member of the Hague Convention.

Embassy Attestation: This attestation method is required if you plan to use your documents in countries that are not part of the Hague Apostille Convention. 

Cost Of Obtaining Attestation From NORKA-ROOTS

The NORKA certificate attestation fees depend on a lot of factors including 

  • Number Of Documents
  • Urgency of the document attestation 
  • Type Of Documents
  • Agency from where you are availing the attestation service 
  • Your Location
  • Requirement of additional services such as pick and drop, notarization, and translation

To know the exact cost of the NORKA certificate attestation you should contact your apostille attestation service provider. At Apostille Service we will guide you with all the requirements to smoothly get an attestation from NORKA-ROOTS. Register with Apostille Service Today to book a NORKA attestation online appointment and experience the best apostille services in India.

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Frequently asked questions

Apostille or Attestation on Educational Documents by Ministry of External Affairs in India Can be done by Submitting the original Documents or True Copies of Original Documents Issued from the relevant School Boards / Universities.

Steps to get Apostille on your Educational Documents:

  • Register for Apostille
  • Submit the documents with us.
  • Pay for the Apostille
  • Receive documents after Apostille to your Address.

Apostille Attestation is Legalization of your documents from Ministry of External Affairs in India. Apostille can be given for the documents issued in India by any authority or issued by any Indian authorities outside the country like Embassy / Consulate. Apostille from MEA can be used in any particular country apart from India.

Check out this article  more details on what is apostille .

Apostille and Attestation are similar words. But Apostille will be given from the Ministry of External Affairs in India. Attestation has a broader meaning. Attestation from MEA is called Apostille. Attestation can be given by State Government or Embassy.

For Educational documents attestation from state government is called HRD attestation.

For Non Educational documents such as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Affidavits state attestation is called home department attestation.

Attestation for any documents from Indian Embassy is called Embassy Attestation.

Read here for further details on how to get apostille.

Ministry of External Affairs Attestation ( Apostille ) can be done in 2 ways.

  1. State Authentication / Attestation,
  2. Sub Divisional Magistrate ( SDM ) Attestation / Authentication.

State Attestation Process takes longer time compared to SDM attestation. It’s better to do SDM Apostille since it is fast.

If you are travelling to Italy or Austria, then state attestation is required. For all the other Hague nations SDM Apostille is enough, legal, valid and accepted.

Procedure to get Apostille on your Documents:

  • Register for Apostille
  • Submit the documents with us.
  • Pay for the Apostille
  • Receive documents after Apostille to your Address.