MEA attestation is the legalization of a document for the non-member countries of the Hague Convention. This is required by every individual who is willing to travel outside INDIA to the member countries of the Hague Convention for the purpose of Job, Permanent Migration, higher studies, business set up or for other purpose the host country needs to recognize it as a genuine document. All the documents need to be first authenticated/attested from relevant state authorities.
For Example in case of Educational Documents, document has to be attested from concerned state education department (HRD) first. In case of personal documents, document needs to be attested from concerned home department (HD). After the state authentication, the required Mea attestation of the document is carried out by the Ministry of External Affairs of India.