Certificates Attestation procedure in Tamilnadu

I am writing this article to help those who got jobs in abroad and they want to get their certificate Attestation in Tamilnadu. In this article I will mention the procedure of certificate Attestation in details. I hope that this article will help you lot.

Friends if you want to get your certificate Attestation in Chennai and Tamilnadu, which is required for employment in abroad, then you have to visit three attestation authority. Please find below the detail procedure of certificate Attestation in Chennai and Tamilnadu .   Three steps of certificate Attestation in Chennai and Tamilnadu:

  1. Certificate Attestation from the Human Resource Department in Chennai Secretariat 2.      Certificate Attestation from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
  2. Certificate Attestation from Embassy of concern country.

Details of each step: 1.Certificate Attestation from the Human Resource Department(HRD) in Chennai and Tamilnadu:

This is the first step of  certificate Attestation.  You have to get your certificate attested from the Human Resource Department of the respective state from where certificate has been issued. For example in our case since CA certificate is issued from PSNA Collage, Dindigul, so we have to apply for Attestation at Human Resource Department of Tamilnadu in Chennai .

Address of HRD, Chennai :

Public Department Secretariat, Chennai 600 009 PBX No. 044-25665566

Email: [email protected] , [email protected]


Principal Secretary(FAC)

Dr P.SenthilKumar, IAS

Additional Secretary

Tmt Mythili K. Rajendran IAS

25670101 Extn-5875

Addl. Secy (Public)

Tmt D Vasanthi

25676315 Extn-5698


Additional Secretary to Government, Public(Protocol)

Thiru C. Samayamoorthy, IAS

25671500 PABX : 5675

Deputy Secretary

CS Control Room



Foreigners I & II




L & O






Protocol I & II


Special A


Special B






Telephones I




FAX (US, Foreigners)


FAX (Public Dept)


Timing: Submission of application 10 am to 1  pm.  Delivery of certificate         2 pm to 4.30 pm

Documents Required: 1.      Original certificate 2.      Copy of passport 3.      Copy of employment letter 4.      One passport size photograph 5.      Note: 1.   If you do not have employment letter then you have to produce print out of email (from your employer) stating your confirmation of employment. Because it will be time consuming to purchase IPO in Chennai for those who came for certificate Attestation from outside Chennai. If you forgot to bring IPO with you then you can purchase the IPO from post office of Secretariat . 3.   After submission of application normally it will take 15 to 25 days to complete the certificate Attestation.  2. Certificate Attestation from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA),Chennai Branch. After certificate Attestation from HRD, you can apply to  MEA,in Chennai Branch itself for certificate Attestation. Only MEA, Chennai will certify  the certificate.


Ministry of External Affairs, Address68, College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Maaligai, 7th Floor, Numgambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006, Phone044 2825 1323

 Documents Required: 1.Original certificate duly attested by HRD. 2.Copy of passport.   Timing: Submission of application 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m Delivery of certificate : on the same day between 4 p.m to 5.30 p.m.   After MEA certificate Attestation you have to apply to Embassy  of concern country in which you want to go. 3.Certificate Attestation form Embassy of concern country. This is the last stage of certificate Attestation. Please note that the embassy will not take your application from you directly. You have to approach to the Agent for this task. Documents Required: 1.Original Certificate duly attested by HRD & MEA. 2. Copy of passport. 3.Original Employment Letter. 4. Copy of Visa. Please note that some embassy may demand your original marksheet. Time Required: Generally it will take 2-3 weeks to complete the certificate Attestation.   I hope that this article will help to those friends who want to get their certificate attestation in Tamilnadu.