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03 Feb 2014
Attestation of a document generally implies that it is verified as it has been signed in front of witnesses. In other words, it might be said, that it refers to an act of bearing witness. There might be multiple connotations in the legal context, but in simple words, attestation can be described as the means by which you’re able to prove that the document (anything ranging from a degree to a marriage certificate) you have is duly authenticated by the signature of a notary or a public figure.

At times the attested document can also contain additional information about the person who has signed it. For instance, it might as well mention that the concerned individual, who is acting as the signatory (and therefore, has authenticated the...