What is State Attestation?
The documents issued such as educational, commercial or personal such as birth certificates are issued by a state registered organization or state department which has right to issue such document.
In order to use these documents is another country you must get through a process called Apostille. Without Apostille your document will not be legal in another country, the consulate of the country or the institution you want to submit will simply reject the document without Apostille for not bearing Apostille on its back.
To get this apostille one must go through a process called state attestation where the state body which issued the document must put up a seal, Which signifies that this document is correct and is verified.
This is kind of a green signal for MEA to put its apostille on the back of the document without a hesitation or background check for correctness of the document.
So don’t forget to get state attestation before getting MEA apostille.
Attestation from State Home Department for Educational Certificates such as Degree Certificates, SSLC Certificate is known as HRD Attestation.
HOME DEPARTMENT ATTESTATION
Attestation from State Home Department for Non Educational Certificates such as Marriage Certificate, Birth and Death Certificate is known as Home Department Attestation.
Steps to get state attestation for Educational and Non Educational Document: