State attestation is required before MEA attestation, where depending on the type of document, relevant state attestation is required. For example in case of educational documents, attestation from State Education Department is required. In case of personal documents, Home Department or General Administration Department of the concerned state should attest the document prior to attestation by the MEA.
MEA Attestation or Apostille
MEA attestation or apostille is made only after attestation by the relevant state authorities.
After the MEA attestation/apostille, Embassy attestation is done.