Certificate Attestation is a process of authenticating or legalizing educational or non educational certificates by the respective Embassy or Consulate. . For example to get attestation for UAE the document has to be submitted to UAE embassy or consulate in Delhi. Before submitting the document to the Embassy it has to be attested by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and respective state Home Departments of that particular state to which that document belongs to. This procedure varies according to the type of document. In some cases certificates has also to be attested by Notary before submitting to the Home Department. In some of the state HRD documents can be attested directly whereas in some states documents required to be first attested from the respective embassy.