Travel Abroad: Onus on State Govt to Attest Documents

Published: 07th March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

ONGOLE: The Prakasam district administration has cautioned people who want to go abroad in pursuit of employment or education to get their certificates attested by the designated officers of the state government before going in for Central government attestation.

In an official press release, the administration said that the Centre has relegated authority to the state government to attest the certificates relating to educational qualifications and other documents and has issued certain guidelines to it.

According to the rules, a special secretary or joint secretary or additional secretary in general administration department will have the authority to attest the certificates.

If any country insists on attestation of the certificates, the candidates should have their certificates notarised first and then submit them to the External Affairs Ministry.

The Centre has listed out the following educational certificates which it would attest -- Short term diploma, CA,  CS certificates issued by private and government institutions, provisional certificates and registration certificates, individual documents like hospital and nursing certificates, driving licence, individual affidavits, bank statements, voter cards, pan cards, court orders, hospital admit cards, discharge slips, documents relating to technical experience in naval, air force divisions of defence services, pilot license, salary and service certificates. For more information, one can visit www, the press release said.

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