A document can be attested from the Ministry only if it is required to be attested for a particular purpose.
Document to be attested should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a covering letter (detailing the reason for attestation and along with contact number).
If the submitted document does not meet the criteria for attestation, the application will not be accepted.
Once the application is accepted, the Ministry will notify the date and time of collection.
All the attested documents will be returned within 2 Working days between 0900 hrs to 1200 hrs.
As a policy, the Ministry does not “Attest” Power of Attorneys (PoA) as the Ministry cannot verify the information provided by the party / parties. However, if the PoA has been registered at a relevant Court with the original stamp and an authorized signature then it can be attested.
In addition, Maldivian students who have returned to Maldives and require another person to retrieve their final results from the educational Institution may submit their PoA for attestation.
The Ministry does not “Attest” documents containing only the lawyer’s stamp and signature. If the document has the original stamp of the concerned Government authority / State Institute with the name, designation and the signature of an authorized official, such a document may be attested.
An English document should contain an English stamp and vise versa.
As a policy, the Ministry does not attest original certificates. However, if a photocopy of the certificate which contains the original stamp, name, designation and signature of an authorized official from the issuing authority or of the Maldives Qualification Authority is submitted, the Ministry can affix the stamp of “True Copy of the Original” on the photocopy.
However, original documents issued from the Government authorities and State Institutes such as “To Whom It May Concern” or “Police Clearance” can be stamped “Attested/Authentic”.
Photocopy of a document other than a certificate can be stamped as a “True Copy of the Original” only if that document contains the original stamp, name, designation and signature of an authorized official from the issuing authority.
Documents submitted by the private companies can be stamped as “True Copy of the Original” only if that document has the stamp from a relevant Government authority or a State Institute.