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Experience Certificate Apostille Attestation

Experience Certificate Attestation is the act of witnessing an Experience certificate by authorised Departments / authorities with their official seal and signature. This attestation also confirms that, the specified experiencet certificate has been issued by that mentioned department and Seal and signature on that particular Experience certificate is authentic.

Employment Certificate Attestation

Employment Certificate Attestation is the act of witnessing an Employment certificate by authorised Departments / authorities with their official seal and signature. This attestation also confirms that, the specified Employment certificate has been issued by that mentioned department and Seal and signature on that particular Employment certificate is authentic.

The procedure is as follows-

Non-Educational Documents:
The no educational documents like date of birth or death certificates, marriage certificates, affidavits, driving licenses, etc. are needed to be attested by the State Home Department of the promulgating State/Union Territory. The legalization must be done with the name and designation seal as well as the seal of the Department.

Educational Documents:
The educational documents like degrees, diplomas and certificates should be first attested by the State Education Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. The legalisation must be done with the name and designation seal as well as the seal of the Department.

Commercial Documents:
The commercial or business documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective state Chambers of Commerce before these can be legalized by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The rubber stamp of the respective state Chamber of Commerce must be affixed on each commercial or business document along with the name and designation of authorized signatory.

(II) Legalization of documents
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) legalizes/attests or apostile the documents only after verifying the signature and affixed seal/stamp of the designated authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce.
The MEA legalizes the educational degreed, diplomas, certificate/general and business documents on the basis of the signature of the designated authorities; hence it does not take trustworthiness of the contents of the documents and the duty of the content verification lies on the state authorities who are designated to authenticate the documents.

Types of Documents needed required for Apostile:
The MEA does not imposes any fees for apostile of documents. Only original documents pre-authenticated by the designated authorities of the State Governments are attested by the Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi. Apostile Attestation is done on the back side of the original document. The applicants require to submit the following documents:
(a) Original document to be attested;
(b) One clear photocopy of the document;
(c) One clear photocopy of the passport;

Step 4: Saudi Embassy Attestation (MOFA/Saudi Embassy)

Once the HRD and MEA Attestations are done, the certificates are then submitted to Saudi Cultural Attaché Office, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, New Delhi. Saudi Embassy Attestation is time consuming and full of doubts. Saudi embassy attestation can be done within a day and sometimes it can take weeks.

Saudi Embassy will attest all educational, non educational and commercial document if the certificates are already attested by HRD/MEA or both. All papers must be submitted through authorized travel agencies after getting apostile by the MEA. For Saudi embassy attestation, HRD from the origin State are compulsory for all candidates regardless of degrees and universities.

Formalities Required for Degree Attestation from Saudi Arabia Embassy New Delhi
Here you should take offer letters from your company requesting Saudi Cultural Office and Saudi Embassy to attest your qualification certificates. Documents are welcomed only by any approved agency only by Cultural Attaché Office, so find for an approved agent either on web or reach the Culture Attaché Office around 08:30 in the morning. Make certain that the agent must have an ID card with a rubber stamp provided by Saudi Embassy New Delhi. The documents for embassy attestation can be submitted only from Monday to Wednesday. Saudi Embassy attestation may take from 10 to 45 days.

The degree holder must have a job offer letter from government of Saudi or from private sectors or he requires admission in any Saudi Arabian University to pursue higher studies. The job contract / offer letter from private sectors companies must be attested by Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia. If you are working in a Saudi Arabian Government, there is no requirement of the offer letter to be attested by Saudi Chamber of Commerce. Just a copy of the job offer letter with official stamp affixed by the office of govt authority will be considered sufficient. This applies to all MOH staffs.

  • The Job seeker must have a valid passport
  • Before submission to Cultural Office, his / her degree must be attested by:
  • Department of Higher Education of the state,
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India,
  • Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. Of India.
  • The appointed agency must present a letter from the university from where the degree originated stating that his/her degree is genuine.
  • Attestation is done on Original Degrees only

  • On completion of the above mentioned formalities, the Saudi Cultural Attaché Office takes the following steps:
  • All the entries connected to the degree for embassy attestation is entered to the official Data base of Saudi Embassy and a photo copy of all document is preserved in the record file to be inspected any time in future.
  • The college degree is attested by the authorized signatory of Saudi Embassy.
  • All the attested universities degrees are forwarded to the Consular Section in Saudi Embassy for attestation on their part.
  • TSaudi Embassy cultural Attaché will send a photocopy of your degrees and certificates to the University which issued it. This university verification will take a week to reach your University’s examination department. To accelerate the university verification process, go to the examination department of the university and try to expedite the process. Otherwise, the University of degree originated will take its own time course.
  • After the university verification, documents will send it back to Saudi Cultural Attaché Office.
  • After the verification from the university is completed, the Attaché Office will call you/your agent to bring your original certificates and degrees for Saudi Embassy attestation along with the following documents:
  • Original Degree Certificate
  • Offer Letter (Original + Chamber of Commerce + MOFA Seal with Particular date)
  • Passport Copy (Clear and clean)
  • Iqama Copy in Color (If already working in Saudi Arabia)
  • Visa Copy Issued
  • Authorization Letter (Affidavit) * (Affidavit on 10 Rs stamped paper)
  • Finally, the Saudi embassy attested degrees and certificates are returned back to the concerned agency by the embassy as per their norms.


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