Degree Certificates and other Educational Certificates have to be authenticated by a long process involving many authorities before that can be accepted by the Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia. The certificate has to be authenticated by the Home Department prior to attestation by the MEA. A translated copy of the Degree certificate in Arabic has to be attached to the document before they are submitted to the Consulate Office for attestation. The Consulate may attach a stamp on the rear of the original certificate to identify the document. Degree attestation from Saudi Embassy is a long drawn process. Errors in filling the form or procedures often lead to denial of Visa.