Advisory : Attestation of Indian documents

Advisory : Attestation of Indian documents

The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry has informed that documents like the Educational Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Mark list or any other Indian documents required for processing work/resident permit are required to be verified by the Indian Embassy before their acceptance by local authorities. As per existing practice, the Embassy endorses copy of such documents as “True copy attestation” after seeing the original documents. The endorsement on copy of original certificate is made only if the original certificate is not attested in India. The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry has so far accepted the documents attested by the Embassy. However, it has now requested the Embassy to make an endorsement “The attested document is legal and genuine” in addition to “True copy attestation”.

A clarification was sought in this regard from competent authorities in India and we have been informed that overseas Indian nationals should invariably get their Indian documents attested by respective Home departments and Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi in India. It is therefore mandatory for all Indian nationals to have their documents attested in India before their departure. Embassy shall not attest original certificates, if these are not authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi or its Branch Secretariat, in India. The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry has also informed that henceforth documents without the required endorsement shall not be processed by the Ministry. Indian nationals applying for work/resident permits in Ethiopia are therefore requested to get all their Indian documents/certificates attested in India before submission to the Embassy for attestation.

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