MEA Attestation is same as that of Embassy Attestation. Every document or copy which requires Embassy Attestation needs to be first authenticated by the designated authorities of the State from where the document has been issued. In case of personal documents, Home/General Administration Department of the concerned State is the designated authorities. Educational documents, the documents should first be authenticated by the Education Department of the concerned State and the Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce.
The Ministry of External Affairs thereafter completes the procedure by legalizing the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State or Chambers of Commerce.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) does not accept documents directly from the applicant/individual, therefore, all the documents for the purpose of Attestation/Apostille by MEA are to be submitted and collected from the designated outsourced agencies.