Attestation Forums Forum how to get hrd and mea attestation in chennai

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    • #157
      sathish kumar

      Dear Admin

      One of my friend going to marry and malaysian girl in Malaysia. To get married and register in Malaysia, the malaysian registration department are asking Single status Certificate from India with MEA Attestation. We heard that HRD attestation is must to get Ministry of External Affairs attestation in India.

      One of my friend told that we can get both HRD and Ministry of External Affairs attestation in Chennai itself.Let me confirm whether the Ministry of External Affairs office located in Chennai.if yes let me know the address and contact details.
      Also let me know what are the documents they should carry to get HRD office inn Chennai

      Where is MEA office located in Chennai and what are the documents they should carry to get Ministry of External Affairs attestation in Chennai office.How long it will take to get MEA attestation.
      After marriage how to apply permanent residence for his wife in Tamilnadu . Also what is procedure to get PR for husband in Malaysia

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      How to get APOSTILLE / MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (MEA) Attestation in Chennai, Tamilnadu :

      One of my friend living in Chennai Nungambakkam and he has completed his MBA in Anna university madras and recently he married an Italy national in Chennai. They are planning to apply spouse visa for Italy for that the Italian embassy asking Apostille attestation in following documents :
      Educational certificates
      Birth certificate
      Marriage Certificate
      He need to apply visa within a week and both planning to visit Italy next week. So He approached Ministry of External Affairs
      68, College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Maaligai, 7th Floor, Numgambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006
      In this regard . They said that state State HRD attestation to be obtained first and then only they will attest APOSTILLE / MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS(MEA) attestation in Chennai.
      He visited Public Department Secretariat, Chennai 600 009 PBX No. 044-25665566 … 28114056. Additional Secretary to Government, Public(Protocol). Thiru C. Samayamoorthy, IAS. 25671500 PABX : 5675. Deputy Secretary. -. CS Control Room. -. 25671388. 25670372. Foreigners I & II. -. 25670324. General. -. 25670631. L & O.
      To get HRD attestation they explained the following procedure to get HRD attestation.

      The officer said that we have to make application and we have to submit the original certificate to concern department.
      Then the concern department will send the verification letter to Public Department Secretariat, Chennai 600 009. There after they will issue attested certificate.
      In this case marriage was registered in SRO Keelakarai and his place of birth is Tirunelveli. So the certificates will be send to both the location and definitely will take some more time to complete the verification process and HRD attestation process in Public Department Secretariat, Chennai 600 009
      So he approached one attestation consultant in Triplicane and they told that Apostille attestation is possible without state HRD and also he agreed to arrange Apostille / Ministry Of External Affairs(Mea) attestation within 5 days . So he is confused about Apostille / Ministry Of External Affairs (Mea) process. Because in Ministry of External Affairs
      68, College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Maaligai, 7th Floor, Numgambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006. They asked HRD attestation to get Apostille attestation . But the consultant told that he can arrange Apostille attestation without state HRD attestation in 5 days.

    • #405
      global attestation

      I hereby explain the procedure to complete process that is required to get HRD attestation in Tamilnadu state issued Degree/Diploma/Birth/marriage/ single status certificates in Chennai secretariat, . I believe that this information will be very useful for all candidates those who wish to get HRD attestation to go abroad :-

      As part of international rules enacted by all the Ministry of External Affairs and HRD, it is mandatory for the candidates seeking employment in abroad to have their certificates attested by the Tamilnadu state HRD Departments located at Fort Sait George, Rajaji Salai road, Near Legislature and Secretariat, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600009.

      Chennai HRD process :

      If you are belongs to any city in Tamilnadu , ie Trichy, Madurai, Coimbatore or Kanyakumari You have visit Chennai Secretariat for getting HRD attestation in Tamilnadu. There is no branch office located except Chennai.

      Normally HRD attestations will be done only if you have a valid employment offer letter from the respective employer/country. It is possible without offer letter also.

      Step1 :
      First you have to submit application with necessary documents. (have to submit original document with 2 sets of photocopies of all the certificates that needs to be attested . )Upon receipt of the same, the secretary to Government will issue one reference number. In future you have to use this number for all further correspondence.

      If you certificate is an degree certificate and issued by any one of following university you can complete the verification process through online. If you submit your certificate with verification code your attestation process will be completed in Chennai Secretariat itself. If your university is not mentioned in the list or your certificate is not issued by any university , then your hrd process will be done manually and the communication will be sent to concern department through post . After receiving verification letter from concern department ( For example Chennai corporation , DPI office and Inspector general of Registration )

      The first level attestation happens at the Secretariat in Chennai, you will have a go to Department of Public (Foreigners), this is next to the state Assembly inside the Chennai Secretariat.

      You have to fill up a form, 1 form and affixed with Judicial Stamp, this can be bought from the shop located inside the Secretariat .
      The original certificate along with 1 copy has to be given to the Under Secretary, who would in turn accept the same and give you a Reference Number, do not ever forget this number, all the certificates would be issued using this reference number.
      Any certificates that needs to be attested by Madras University, please do take time to go to the University from the third day onwards to ensure the faster processing of the attesting, because the official confirmation has to go from the University to the Department.
      On the third day morning, do proceed to the Department and check for the Dispatch Note Book on which the reference numbers would be marked which confirms that the certificates have to dispatched to the respective places. Give one day for the certificates to reach the University, please do ensure to meet one of the peons and give some tips to ensure that your certificates gets processed at the earliest. Please do ensure that you do this follow up until you are confirmed that the documents have been dispatched to the Department. Be prepared to spend about Rs.2000 to 3000 as tips and you need to give a DD to the University separately, please check the rate at the office.

      If your other certificates are from Autonomous Institutes, these certificates will be send to the Commissioners Office in Egmore for Verifications.

      Here it is very disciplined and very clear process. The visitors time is from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm only. Take a pass from the entrance by informing them that you want to go to IS. This is a very new cell. Kindly go there only during this said time and they will confirm the date that your certificate would be dispatched back to the Department and they will stick to that time line. This is the first time I met a set of true professional police officers, and they do not expect anything in return.

      Please understand that time is of essence here, unless you follow up regularly these attestation will be take its sweet time, these employees in the Department are not bothered about you. The reasons for the follow is also that these employees will not at later point say that your documents are missing which is a regular thing in this department. They will talk about time and they are not bothered about your time but their time. Exactly at 5.00pm.

      Once this attestation is over, the rest is all easy in Chennai. The next day take another set of copies along with the originals and go to the Ministry of External Affairs in the 7th Floor of DPI building in Nungumbakkam by around 9.00am and the Officer is available you would be able to get the attested certificate back by 5 pm.

      Once this is completed there are sufficient agents who can help you with the embassy attestation at respective consulate General office located in Delhi.

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