Planning to travel abroad? If yes, then don’t forget to get your certificates/documents attested. No matter what your travel reason is, certificate attestation is important. Without attestation, your visa might get rejected or your entry on the foreign land might be prohibited. In other words, your plan and dreams to travel and settle abroad will fail.
Certificate attestation is important but a bit complicated and lengthy process. The process will start from the local authority and end with embassy attestation. In between, your certificates will go through HRD or human resource department and MEA or ministry of external affairs.
In this transition from one department to another, the safety of your original certificates is always at stake. Chances are you might neither get the original certificate nor the attested copies at the end. If it happens, your problems will increase because there are no or few chances to get the original certificates back.
To keep your certificates safe during the attestation process, you should follow the 3 ways mentioned below.
- You should select a credible attestation agency
We have already said that the attestation process is lengthy and complicated, so you should work with an attestation agency to make it easy. They are experienced and complete the process in minimum time. But as it is about the safety of your original certificates, you should make sure that the agency is reputable in the market.
Along with timely processing and reasonable prices, a well-reputed agency and agents keep the documents safe and ensure careful delivery.
- You should have a trusted courier service
Other than connecting with a credible attestation agency, you should ensure it is tied up with a trusted courier company. It’s because in most cases documents are safe during the transition from one department to another but get misplaced during delivery.
You should make sure that the courier company is worthy and renders timely and secure services. If the courier company is right and professional, it will pack and handle the certificates cautiously and make sure they are delivered carefully at your doorstep.
- You should maintain a regular follow-up
Working with a credible attestation agency and trusted courier service provider does not mean your responsibility is over. You should stay connected with them and be aware of the status and whereabouts of your documents.
Most attestation agencies keep their customers updated regarding the status of their documents but still, you should communicate with your agent regularly. Sometimes, agents forget to update due to their workload or any complication in the attestation process.
Along with considering these ways, you should keep a self-record. Your record should include the list of the certificates/documents submitted to the agency so that you can easily check the documents after delivery and spot if something is missing. It will help you charge on the attestation agency and courier service.