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What is eSanad Portal & How does it help Indian Students Studying Abroad ?

Updated on 26 September, 2023

Bulbul Sharma

Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad


The eSanad portal is a government-run online platform for the attestation and apostille of documents. It was launched in 2021 by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to provide a centralized platform for contactless, faceless, cashless and paperless document verification/attestation/apostille service for Indian citizens, foreigners who have obtained documents from document issuing authorities (DIAs) in India.

These include all type of documents i.e personal, educational and commercial. The project is being implemented in a phased manner and proposed to extend the service to Indians residing abroad. This is particularly beneficial for students who require the authentication of their Indian-origin academic certificates by foreign institutions. It provides a transparent, accessible, and affordable mechanism for users to get their documents attested or apostilled.

The eSanad portal allows users to submit their documents online for attestation from anywhere in the world. The documents are then verified and attested by the appropriate authorities, and the attested documents are sent back to the applicant electronically.

Link to the Portal

Benefits of using the Portal

The eSanad portal offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Convenience: Users can submit their documents online from anywhere in the world, at any time.
  • Transparency: The attestation process is transparent and users can track the status of their application at any time.
  • Speed: The attestation process is fast and users can receive their attested documents within a few days.
  • Cost-effectiveness: The eSanad portal is a cost-effective way to get documents attested.

How to Use the Portal

To use the eSanad portal, users must first create an account and register their details. Once registered, users can log in to the portal and submit their documents for attestation.

The eSanad portal accepts a wide range of documents for attestation, including:

  • Educational documents, such as diplomas, certificates, and transcripts
  • Personal documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and passports
  • Commercial documents, such as invoices, contracts, and power of attorney

To get a document attested on the eSanad portal, users must follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the eSanad portal and create a new application.
  2. Select the type of attestation required (apostille or normal attestation).
  3. Select the country where the document will be used.
  4. Upload the document to be attested.
  5. Pay the attestation fee.
  6. Submit the application.

Once the application is submitted, the document will be verified and attested by the appropriate authorities. The attested document will then be sent back to the applicant electronically.

The eSanad portal is a valuable resource for Indian citizens & students studying abroad, who need to get their documents attested. It is a convenient, transparent, fast, and cost-effective way to get documents attested.


Bulbul Sharma

Manager- Content @upGrad

Bulbul is a self-driven professional and an expert writer & editor. She has been a part of the ed-tech industry for the past 2 years now and is motivated to provide study abroad aspirants with factually correct and relevant information. Her knack for impactful writing makes her blogs worth a read!

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