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NORKA is a specialized organization that is based in Kerala. It has several duties towards Keralites, one of which is certificate attestation of documents. It can be confusing for a commoner to approach the process individually, and assimilating assistance can prove to be helpful. Yet, NORKA has simplified the procedure for the Keralites who do not stay in the state by making the process online. The individual can be anywhere in the country or outside the country, and can still apply for the procedure.

What is NORKA?

NORKA or Non-Residential Keralites Affairs is an association that functions for the welfare of the resident and non-resident Keralites. NORKA-ROOTS has several roles, some of which include attestation of documents, recruitment of the Keralites as Nurses and Domestic Service Workers in Gulf countries, help track the missing and troubled Keralites out of India, among others. Overseas recruitment is one of the virtues of NORKA-ROOTS and it has been in the field for more than 20 years now.

NORKA Headquarters’ are situated in three different locations – Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Kozhikode. It was formed on December 6th, 1996. NORKA-ROOTS exclusively works in Kerala and has no branches anywhere other than in the state. As per the Ministry of External Affairs, NORKA can authorize employment in the 18 ECR countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Why is it required?

With the growing literacy rate, the requirements for jobs and even the opportunities are also increasing. This brings in the need for expanding the horizon of chances one could have. The educational documents are proof of one’s curricular achievements and are required at the time of acquiring a job or pursuing higher education. NORKA Attestation of educational documents is required at the time when a Keralite is applying for a student or employment visa or even at the time when the NORKA-ROOTS is rendering assistance in employing the individual in nursing or as a domestic service worker.

NORKA Attestation Procedure

The NORKA officials will verify and attest the documents providing them with a stamp and a signature. These documents are then sent to the headquarters in Delhi for the further attestation procedure. The step-by-step procedure is given below:

An online application form is provided by the NORKA-ROOTS officials which is to be filled completely and properly by the candidate. This form contains information that is personal and also about the university or board that is concerned with the issuance of your educational documents.

After filling the form online, necessary documents are to be scanned and provided with the form. In the process of authentication, the original passport is also required to aid the procedure. These documents are attested by the NORKA officials and are sent further for MEA and embassy attestation.

When the attestation of documents is done from the NORKA, the documents are dispatched to the NRK Development Office, Delhi and they are certified by MEA. This could be done by providing just the stamp for attestation or providing a sticker on the backside of the document along with the official MEA stamp.

After the attestation from the MEA, the documents are later verified by the respective embassy officials. This is the final step in the certificate attestation after which the documents are couriered back to the applicant.

After the authentication from the embassy, the inbound documents are required to obtain verification from the MOFA in UAE or other gulf countries. MOFA is the final certificate attestation that is done for all kinds of documents.

How much does a NORKA Attestation cost?

While calculating the attestation fee for NORKA, there are certain aspects that are considered. The attestation procedures that you are availing from the agency, the type of educational document and the location from where you are approaching the legalization procedure, add-on services like authentication on an urgent basis or pick-up and drop facility for the documents and others. To know prices for NORKA attestation services, contact our consultants.

How Many Days Will Take for NORKA Attestation?

There are different kinds of educational documents and even the organization of issuance differs. The time required for NORKA Attestation is dependant upon several facts, for instance, the educational department they are being received from, the country the document is being authenticated for, whether or not there is a requirement for the verification from the board or university and others. Normally, it might take about 3 to 7 business days to get the certificate attestation from NORKA only. It depends on the country’s embassy as well, for instance, attestation for Saudi requires a couple or more months, while UAE embassy attestation can be done within weeks.

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