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Degree Certificate Attestation for Saudi Arabia

Getting your educational and general certificates attested from Saudi Arabia embassy can be a turbulent and difficult for most of us, particularly if one is not familiar with the procedure of Apostile. I will try my level best to guide you about the procedure of document apostile for Saudi Embassy by outlining its steps as clearly as possible. Trust Attestation services provides Degree certificate attestation for saudi arabia.
You must be known that migration to foreign countries need Educational certificate and General Documents attestation from government offices in India. Apostile is an exhausting process that needs attestations of all your certificates from the State Home Ministry, HRD, MEA etc. and from Consulates / Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

I generally suggest you to do apostile with the help of agents wherever needed, because it conserves a lot of time, energy and money, despite you could do apostile yourself in India.

The certificates to be apostiled are clearly categorized into two classes:

  • Educational Document Attestation
  • Personal Document Attestation

HRD Attestations Authorized States:

  • ➢ Karnataka HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Tamil Nadu HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ UP HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Haryana HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Punjab HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Madhya Pradesh HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Kerala HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Gujarat HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Andhra Pradesh HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Rajasthan HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Maharashtra HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Delhi HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR
  • ➢ Other state HRD Attestation administrations

Educational/Personal Document Attestation Process for Saudi Embassy
Some certificates have to be pre verified by the respective University/educational Institute/Department/ Educational Board/Council that issued it, before going for HRD Attestation in Delhi NCR. After 29th June, 2007 HRD Ministry relinquished the certificate attestation authority to each State’s Home Departments and Regional Certificates Authentication Centres under the State’s education department. HRD attested certificates require Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) attestation before going to Saudi Embassy/Consulate for attestation.
In order to achieve Certificate attestation process easily done, you must requires some knowledge about apostile procedure and all the stakeholders involved in this process of certificate attestation from Saudi Embassy in Delhi NCR.

There are 4 main steps involved in Apostile process in India


There are two kinds of methods for educational certificate attestation in Delhi NCR, any of which can be pursue to apostile your educational certificates/Documents, The procedures for Apostile is explained below:

Step 1: Notary Attestation Notary is the main procedure which is to done on documents before other legalizations. This can be treated as the initial procedure of apostile. The notarization makes a document legalized to carry out attestation and legalizations. Notarization gets the educational and general documents qualify for all the attestations including Home Department of respective states, Human Resource Department (HRD) of respective states, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) New Delhi and Saudi Embassy Legalizations/MOFA New Delhi and Mumbai. This Notary is necessary for the authentication process.

Step 2: State Human Resource Department ( H.R.D) Authentication – For Educational Certificates
State education department or HRD attestation is the method of authentication and apostile of educational documents. After 2007, the procedure for HRD attestation has been altered and the most hectic procedure of Apostile, HRD attestation, has now been relinquished to the State’s General Administrative Departments (GAD) of the respective Governments from the State where you have obtained your degree / diploma or any other educational certificates. The HRD authentication centres are accessible in each State capital. The State’s GAD/HRD authenticates the document once the credentials of the certificate are verified. HRD Authentication is the correct and precise depiction of the authenticity of that specified certificate.
State’s Administrative Department for Higher Education attests all certificate issued by Govt. School, Govt. Technical Board, Medical and Paramedical Institutions, Private and Govt. Universities etc. After finishing of the verification process the certificate can carry out the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) located in New Delhi and Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SACA – Saudi Arabia Cultural office Attestation) New Delhi.

Types of Educational Certificates:- These are the educational certificates, diplomas and degrees acquired from school and college i.e. Certificates like SSLC/10th/CBSE, PDC/+2/HSC, Degrees like BA, Bsc, Bcom, BTech, BE, BBA, BSc, CA, BEd, MBBS. Post graduate degrees like MA, Msc, Mcom, MBA, MCA, M Tech, B Pharm, M Pharm, Nursing, MSc Nursing etc. and other professional Diplomas, Nursing and ITI certificates.

HRD Ministry attestation procedure:
Get your degrees and educational certificates attested from Department of Higher Education from the State in which your educational institute situated, from where you have obtained the education.

The documents required for HRD attestation are:-

  • Original and photocopy of Degree and certificates.
  • Original and photocopies of 10th and 12th class Mark sheets.
  • Original and photocopies of Final year degree and mark sheets
  • An Application form which you can get from the HRD itself.
  • Passport size photograph (1) to be pasted on the application form.
  • An Affidavit acknowledging your Personal, Professional and Educational details along with the passport number and the intention why you want your degree attested in a 10 stamp.
  • Attach all the photocopies of degrees, certificates and mark sheets along with the Affidavit and Application form.
  • All these photocopies should be attested from a gazette officer.

Submit the above mentioned documents in the higher education department and hold the original degree and passport with you in safe custody. The degree will be attested by the Secretary, Department of Higher Education and he will ask for your passport and the reason for attestation. You will get the degree attested the same day.

Please make sure that the Vice Chancellor’s sign and seal must be clear in your degree and certificate, otherwise it may be rejected by the Ministry of HRD.

Please make sure that the Vice Chancellor’s sign and seal must be clear in your degree and certificate, otherwise it may be rejected by the Ministry of HRD.

State Home Department Attestation For Personal Documents

There is no HRD attestation is required for personal or general documents. All personal documents have to be pre authenticated first from the concerned state Home Department. Usually Home Department Authentication is carry out by the respective States governments itself. After Home Department attestation, the Saudi Embassy’s attestation is carried out in Delhi or Mumbai. These documents does not required attestation from HRD (Human Resource Development) and GAD (General Administration Department).

Step 3: Ministry of External Affairs Attestation (MEA)

After the HRD attestation and legalization, then the educational certificates and degrees have to be attested by Ministry of Eternal Affairs New Delhi. It hardly takes a few hours to complete this apostile task if one is located in Delhi NCR. Anybody on behalf of the candidate can do it, no ID proof required and no fees also. Ministry of Eternal Affairs New Delhi attestation is working under the Ministry of External Affairs of the Govt. of India. Ministry of External Affairs attests all the certificates issued in all state of India. MEA attestation is compulsory for apostile in Delhi.

Ministry of External Affairs attestation is available in 5 major cities of India, it includes Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Guwahati in north east. A addresses of the MEA Regional Authentication Centers and the appropriate authorities (as on July 8, 2013) can be taken from the MEA website

MEA apostile is needed to make the educational document or certificate valid within India and abroad. The procedure of Attestation of certificates/documents from MEA can be carried out on all the Certificates/documents, if the certificates are issued by Indian government Authorities.

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