Apostille in India is a part of a treaty of Hague Convention. It is a simplified document legalization procedure followed for the procurement of study, employment or business visa. In literal sense, Apostille is a stamp or a seal produced by the authority at the back of a document in order to verify it and label it with a unique identification code.
How does Apostille Work?
A total of 117 countries have joined a treaty to minimize the document legalization procedure in order to make trading and visa procurement a smooth task. The treaty is known as Hague Convention that was established to eliminate the requirement of Legalization for foreign Public Documents. In Countries of Hague Convention, legalization of documents is generally a one-step process of obtaining the stamp on the documents from the assigned authority. The certificates are then called apostilled.
Countries Accepting Apostilled Certificate
An Apostille is only acceptable in the countries which are a part of the Hague Convention. Gratefully, MEA, India can provide the Apostile document and accept from other apostilled nations, which are:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
China, People’s Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Republic of Moldova
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Documents Required for Apostille
All significant personal and educational documents require Apostille (stamp) for the procurement of visa. A detailed list:
Procedure of Apostille
Although Apostille is relatively a simpler procedure than attestation, it still involves a variety of documents that demand special procedure, which is explained in detail below.
The Personal Document Apostille involves the following steps
2. EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS
The documents provide a valid proof of your education history and academic accomplishments over time.
The process of getting Educational documents apostilled is:
For Countries with mandatory HRD Attestation
3. COMMERCIAL DOCUMENT APOSTILLE
Where Can I get Apostille in India?
Getting documents Apostilled in India is easy and can be initiated on the internet. However, the more reliable way of getting it done is through a recognized Attestation agency that is equipped with expertise and required resources. Genuine Attestation is one such agency that assists you in obtaining Apostille service across India within stipulated time and regular updates.