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Thane - Apply for Attestation of Documents by Home Department

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Attestation of Documents by Home Department in Thane.

The Home Department, the Government of Thane provides online facility to user for applying for Attestation of Documents by Home Department. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages, English and Marathi; user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents to Secretary, Home Department.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar :

  1. The applicant needs to register on the website: Create User Id
  2. The applicant can login using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Attestation of Documents by Home Department” in the citizen login section: Online Application
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply in Person:

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Home Department offices and sub-offices.
  2. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :Contact us
  3. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  4. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted they will attest the documents.

Required Documents[edit]

Mandatory Document (all the documents mentioned are mandatory):

  • Address Proof
  • Copy of Valid Aadhar card
  • 2 Affidavit for Rs100/-
  • 1 Students handwritten application
  • 3 Photo copies of Transcript (Mark Sheet) if available
  • 4 Demand draft for Rs100 in favour of Comptroller MPKV

Address Proof (any one):

  • Pan Card
  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • Election Card
  • Vehicle License

Other document

  • Copy of valid Aadhar card

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link: Contact Information
  • Certificate attestation, government of Maharashtra, contacts: Contacts


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes seven days for processing of the certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

  • SSC Certificate Home Department Attestation is not a direct process of attestation, this process of SSC Certificate attestation is bit complex. The standard process for SSC Certificate Home Department Attestation is described as follows.
  • Notary Attestation -  Notary attestation is the basic and first step in the process of SSC Certificate Home Department Attestation and is carried out before further legalisation processes, where educational documents are submitted for notarization. Notarizing of a SSC Certificate carries a Notary Stamp of a Lawyer.
  • Home Department Attestation -  Verification from home department from the state you belong. It is the second step for SSC Certificate Home Department Attestation, after notary attestation the SSC Certificate is submitted to state home department for further verification.  The department verify the SSC Certificate document.

  • Home department is headed by a principal secretary. It is an interior ministry mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy. For purposes of authentication of documents, the HRD ministry delegated the responsibility to the respective Home Departments of each state after 2005. HRD attestation process is mandatory for higher education purposes.
  • It is the critical initial step of certificate attestation. All the documents meant for attestation / apostille must be attested by the home department. Out of this 80% of the documents are attested by the Thane Home Department. Otherwise known as Mantralaya. The main reason of this being that Mantralaya has been a point for attestation from the very beginning. The ease and acceptability of Mantralaya attestation at many embassies make it a popular choice. For Indian consulate attestation, the home department of the state, where the document originated, its attestation must be obtained and is compulsory.
  • The following link gives more information:Refer Link

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act
Home Department, Government of Maharashtra
HRD, Certificate attestation, Government of Maharahstra


More information which might help people in Thane can be listed here.