One of the primary goals of any journey through higher education is to prepare you for the career of your choice. Many employers require proof of completing a particular course of education and receiving legitimate certification of such education in order to qualify for a position. If you are seeking employment in the United States, you can generally request official copies of these documents and this is plenty for your prospective employer. Seeking employment in another country, however, requires extra steps.
Though employers within the United States recognize the authenticity of documents from original organizations and schools, other countries require further verification in order to consider these documents legitimate. This is referred to as attestation and is simply the extra steps that prove to the other country that the documents were drafted, obtained, and earned properly and legally. Much like notarizing in the United States, the attestation seal is enough for the other country to accept the documentation when submitted for purposes such as relocation and employment.
Though there are several types of attestation, all require you to submit specific documents and supporting evidence to show that the document is legitimate. In addition to getting the US degree attestation your may be required to submit additional documents in the host country which may include:
- Original copies of certificates
- Copy of the degree
- Copy of the visa
- Birth certificate
- Proof of residency
Unless otherwise noted when you are going through the steps for attesting documents, all copies of documentation should be official or certified copies. The specific requirements of seeking employment are different from country to country, and not following the steps and fulfilling each requirement properly and completely could result in frustrating delays and even denial of access to the other country or permission to seek employment. This is why seeking help for degree and diploma attestation services is so valuable.
When you start considering getting a job in another country, get in touch with us so we can go over the attestation requirements for that country and help you come up with a timeline so you are sure all of your documents are properly attested and received in plenty of time for your prospective employer’s deadline. Our team can talk you through all of these requirements, explain to you which of the steps you must handle on your own and which we will handle for you. For the most part, you collect the proper documents and then bring or send them to us. We will then act as your representative, putting your degree and other documents on the fast track to attestation so the wait is as short as possible and your documents are back in your hands and ready for submission quickly.