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Need and Procedure of Marriage Certificate Attestation

Marriage certificate attestation is an important component of personal certificate attestation. Marriage certificate attestation is required in other countries to obtain family residence visa, or to sponsor the spouse. The main documents required for marriage certificate attestation are described as follows.

  • Original certificate
  • Copy of passport.

Marriage certificate attestation for Saudi Arabia

Marriage certificate attestation for Saudi Arabia is done primarily to obtain family residence visa for immediate spouse and family.

Procedure for marriage certificate attestation for Saudi Arabia

The main documents required for marriage certificate attestation for Saudi Arabia are described as follows.

  • Original marriage certificate.
  • Passport copy.

The standard process for marriage certification attestation for Saudi Arabia is described as follows. First, the documents are attested by the State Home Department of the respective state in India. Next, there is MEA attestation and lastly, Saudi embassy consulate attestation takes place on both the original and translated certificates.  The time taken usually for marriage certificate attestation is   approx. ten working days.

Marriage certificate attestation for UAE

Marriage certificate attestation for UAE   is carried out to obtain family residence visa.

UAE marriage certificate attestation procedure

Marriage certificate attestation for UAE requires the following mandatory supporting documents.

  • Original marriage certificate.
  • Passport copy.

Marriage certificate attestation for UAE has the following process. In the beginning, the certificates are attested by the Home Department of the state, where the marriage was registered. After that, MEA attestation is done. Next, there is UAE embassy consulate attestation, culminating in attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Marriage certificate attestation for Qatar

Marriage certificate attestation for Qatar   is undertaken to obtain family residence visa.

Marriage certificate attestation procedure for Qatar

Marriage certificate attestation for Qatar requires the following mandatory documents.

  • Original marriage certificate
  • Copy of the passport

Marriage certificate attestation for Qatar has the following process. First, the certificates are attested by the Home Department of the State, where the marriage was registered. After that, MEA attestation is done. In the end, there is Qatar embassy attestation.

Marriage certificate attestation for Oman 

Marriage certificate attestation for Oman    is undertaken to secure family residence visa, to sponsor’s one spouse.

Marriage certificate attestation process for Oman

Marriage certificate attestation for Oman requires the following compulsory   documents.

  • Original marriage certificate.
  • Copy of the passport.

Marriage certificate attestation for Oman has a straightforward process. First, the certificates are attested by the Home Department of the State, where the marriage was held. Since Oman is a member of apostille treaty, the marriage certificate is subjected to apostille process by the MEA.

Marriage certificate attestation for Kuwait

For Indian citizens working in Kuwait, in order to sponsor their spouses to live in Kuwait, marriage certificate attestation is essential.

Marriage certificate attestation process for Kuwait

For Kuwait marriage certificate attestation, the following documents need to be submitted.

  • Original marriage certificate
  • Copy of the passport

Marriage certificate attestation for Kuwait   has a clearly defined process. In the beginning, the certificates are attested by the Home Department of the State, where the marriage took place. Next, there is MEA attestation and finally, there is Kuwait embassy attestation.

Marriage certificate attestation for Bahrain

In order to bring their spouses to live with them in Bahrain, Indian nationals working in Bahrain have to get their marriage certificates attested.

Marriage certificate attestation process for Bahrain

For Bahrain marriage certificate attestation, the following documents need to be furnished.

  • Original marriage certificate
  • Copy of the passport

Marriage certificate attestation for Bahrain has a clearly defined procedure. Initially, the certificates are attested by the Home Department of the state, where the marriage took place. Next, there is MEA attestation and finally, there is Bahrain embassy attestation.

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How to Obtain Apostille Certificate Attestation in New Delhi?

Apostille is a general procedure of legalizing certificates belonging to those countries which are signatories to the Hague convention of 1961. Apostille Certificates from one country are accepted by other member countries’   authorities.

Apostille stamp is a square shaped sticker affixed on the back of the certificates by the concerned authorities. For Apostille in India, the MEA is the sole authority for apostille.  Apostille certificates include educational, non-educational and commercial certificates. For educational certificates apostille in Delhi, first the certificates are authenticated by State HRD in Delhi, followed by MEA apostille. Secondly, for non-educational certificate apostille, the certificates are attested by the Home Department and later MEA apostille. Finally, for commercial certificate apostille, the documents are attested by the Chamber of Commerce and then MEA apostille process.

Birth certificate apostille

Birth Certificate apostille is done by the MEA, only after the State Home Department attestation. In some cases, the Sub Division Magistrate or the GAD (General Administrative Department) can also carry out the attestation. If the birth certificate is in some other Indian language other than English, an English translated Birth Certificate is also required. In India, the Birth certificate apostille was started on 14th July, 2005.

Marriage Certificate Apostille

Marriage Certificate apostille is undertaken by the MEA after the State Home Department attestation. In specific circumstances, the SDM or the GAD can also undertake the attestation. If the marriage certificate is in some Indian language like Hindi, Punjabi other than English, an English translated Birth Certificate is also required. In India, the Marriage certificate apostille was started on 14th July, 2005.

Degree certificate apostille

Degree Certificate apostille is carried out by the MEA after the State HRD authentication. In specific circumstances, the GAD can also carry out the attestation. For Kerala, NORKA is the designated authority for attestation.   If the person is going to HCC (Hague Convention Country), he / she should carry the Apostilled Degree Certificate translated into the language of that specific country. For degree certificates other than English, an English translated degree Certificate is also required. In India, the Degree certificate apostille was started on 14th July, 2005.

SEPL is an authorized agency having office in New Delhi, which provides apostille services at the most reasonable cost and in the least time.  They are the leaders in birth certificate apostille, marriage certificate apostille and degree certificate apostille services. They are on the official panel of MEA and get the documents apostille from MEA. Usually, the process takes around two to three working days.

What is the reason for getting certificates attested for UAE?

Attestation of Certificates is most essential requirement whereby an authorized official affirms the authenticity of a document by verifying its originality with his seal and signature. An attested certificate is treated to be a legal paper and acceptable by all the Authorities. The attested certificates are used for various purposes, i.e. (a) obtaining an employment/other visas; (b) To get Residence Permit in a foreign country ; (c) obtaining residence visas for family members; Continue Reading