Certificate attestation is the process of verifying the authenticity of a document by a government authority. This process is often required for official purposes, such as obtaining a visa, enrolling in school or university, or applying for a job.
The process of certificate attestation typically involves multiple steps, depending on the type of certificate and the country where it will be used. The steps may include:
1. Notarization: The certificate is verified by a notary public, who confirms that the signature on the document is genuine.
2. Authentication: The certificate is verified by the issuing authority, such as a state or national government agency.
3. officialization: The certificate is verified by the consulate or embassy of the country where the certificate will be used.
4. Apostille: In some cases, the certificate may need to be apostilled, which is a form of officialization that confirms the authenticity of the signature, seal or stamp on the document.
The specific process of certificate attestation may vary depending on the country and type of certificate, so it's important to check the requirements of the country where the certificate will be used.
It's also important to note that, for some certificates such as educational certificates, there is an additional process called as "HRD" attestation which is done by the Human Resource Development department of the state from where the certificate is issued.