Nigeria is a country situated in west Africa, separating Cameroon and Benin. It is the 12th largest source of petroleum along with strong economic structure and a popular tourist spot. So, people naturally tend to visit Nigeria for many reasons like business or personal work or to travel. In order to do that you must go through the process of Nigeria Attestation or document attestation for Nigeria. It is a mandatory process in case you want to visit Nigeria or want to migrate there. Here are all the details you should know about Nigeria attestation.
What is Nigeria attestation and why it is important?
It is the procedure to attested your documents by the concerned authorities, by which your documents will be verified by the government. After that your documents will be legitimate in Nigeria. It ensures that you don’t have any wrong intentions or you are not a terrorist and gives you permission to travel or do work in Nigeria.
It is mandatory if you want a VISA for Nigeria or want to do business there.
General Procedure of Document Attestation
Here is a general idea of how Nigeria Attestation or any other international document attestation is done–
- First the document goes through State attestation from respective states.
- Next MEA attestation is done from the Ministry of External Affairs.
- Now an Embassy attestation is done from the applicant’s country embassy.
- At last MOFA attestation and it is done and its complete.
Types of documents in Nigeria attestation
For Nigeria attestation there are mainly three types of documents. They are–
Example: Salary certificate, Death certificate, Experience certificate, Medical certificate, Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Transfer certificate, Divorce certificate, Bonafide certificate etc.
Examples: SSLC certificate, migration purposes, employment purposes in foreign countries. Others are–
Early childhood educational certificate:
Early childhood education certificate, Child Development Associate (CDA) certification associates degree in early childhood education etc.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Ph.D., M.Agr, Master of International Public Management and Master of Laws (LL.M.), (M.P.HMaster of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Mathematics (M.Math.), ., M.A, M.B.A, M.Ed., M.Eng, M.E.S, M.F.A, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Northern Governance and Development (M.N.G.D.), (M.G.E.N.I.A.) or Master of Governance Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), Master of Nursing (M.N.), Administration (M.I.P.M.A.), Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (M.S.E.M.), (M.Vet.Sc.), and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas , Master of Water Security (M.W.S.), Master of Music (M.Mus.) etc.
(B.A.&Sc.) Bachelor of Arts and Science.
(B.A.&Sc.) Bachelor of Arts and Science Honours.
(B.A.) Bachelor of Arts.
(BCom.) Bachelor of Commerce.
(B.Ed.) Bachelor of Education.
(B.F.A.) Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours.
(B.Mus.) Bachelor of Music.
(B.Sc.) Bachelor of Science.
[B.Sc. (Agbas.)] Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness.
(B.S.A.) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
(B.E.) Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
[B.Sc. (Kin.)] Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
(B.S.N) Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
[B.Sc. (Nutr.)] Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.
(D.M.D.) Doctor of Dental Medicine.
(M.D.) Doctor of Medicine.
(Pharm.D.) Doctor of Pharmacy.
(D.V.M.) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
There are many types of commercial certificate attestation.
Example: Invoice Attestation, Certificate of Origin Attestation, Packing List Attestation, Agreement Attestation, Memorandum of Association Attestation, Articles of Association Attestation, Certificate of Incorporation Attestation, Power of Attorney Attestation, Board of Resolution Attestation, Free Sale Certificate Attestation, GMP Certificate Attestation, Income Tax Return Attestation, Stockholders Agreement Attestation, Certificate of Registration Attestation, Joint Venture Agreement Attestation, Director List Attestation, Commercial vessel certificate Attestation, Commercial pilot certificate Attestation, Personal commercial certificate Attestation, etc.
Nigeria attestation procedure
The procedure for Nigeria attestation is different on the basis of type of document. But some steps are common. But if explained in a simpler way, it will be like this–
- State attestation from respective states.
- MEA attestation from the Ministry of External Affairs.
- Embassy attestation from country’s embassy.
- Embassy Attestation or MOFA attestation
For better understanding go through the charts below. The steps are mentioneded here
For personal documents
The Nigeria attestation process for personal documents goes like this
For educational documents
Now the Nigeria attestation for educational documents depends on the origin of the documents. Like–
For Maharashtra issued documents
For documents issued out of Maharashtra
The Embassy requirement where HRD compulsory
For Commercial Document Attestation
For commercial document attestation, the process is a little simple. It goes like this-
Required time to complete Nigeria attestation procedure
It is a complicated procedure. So professional help is highly recommended. The process roughly takes about three to four weeks or more depending on the country and other situations.
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