Home Department Attestation

Home Department Attestation

State Home Department (SHD) is a state level organization in which an individual gets to verify their personal documents. It is exclusive to personal document verification. The process is complex and time-consuming and it is an indirect process to be performed independently. However, service providers can get document legalization done hassle-free from the respective State Department.

What is the Home Department Attestation?

SHD legalization means getting a stamp & It is the legalization procedure to be followed to prove your documents genuinity. SHD is a procedure performed by the officials at the state council. Birth Certificate and Marriage certificate attestation and all other personal document verification are carried out under the privilege of the SHD. In the state of Maharashtra, SHD is also called as Mantralaya attestation.

Why is Home Department Attestation required?

When visiting a foreign country to prove the authenticity of your documents one needs to get their documents attested by the government authorities like the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Embassy. You can’t get MEA and Embassy directly on your personal documents, you have to get state department stamp first. The stamp on the document from the SHD proves the credibility and authenticity of the document before it is attested by the higher authorities.

How to get SHD attestation?

Getting SHD is a hectic process and providing those services are a convenient solution. Reaching out to companies that provide services can help you in obtaining document verification with expertise and professionalism. Certificates Attestations has an experienced staff that operates at the firm that assures customer convenience and round the clock customer support.

Process for Home Department Attestation

It requires verification from other levels The attestation is needed to be done from the same state government where the documents have been issued. E.g. If your documents are issued from Maharashtra state, you need Maharashtra SHD stamp. There is an alternative process though, called as SDM Attestation. The steps involved are mentioned below:


The very first part of the authentication process is the attestation by notary. As proof, the document is provided with a stamp and a signature from the notary officials.

Home Department:

The state government legalizes documents as well and the SHD is a part of the same. It is exclusive to certifying personal documents only.

Asked Qustions

The time-span required relies upon various aspects, for instance, from which city you need the attestation, or the kind of personal documents, or the state they were issued from. Normally, it will take about 7 to 15 days to finish. The time period will still be influenced by factors indicated before.

The fee varies from state to state. It may even be affected by the extremity of the requirement, also the city the documents were issued from. The cost could be reasonable or high and can still differ with the add-on services on an urgent basis of documents with pick up and drop facility. For the best prices, contact our executives.