What is Apostille Attestation in India?
Apostille attestation meaning: An Apostille is an attestation done for personal, Commercial and Educational documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, High School and senior secondary School certificates, various Diploma, Degrees and many more accepted and honored by 105 Hague Convention members and signatory nations, this helps the member countries to abolished the requirement of the legalization of foreign public documents.
Apostilled documents are accepted in 105 Hague Convention members and signatory nations, an apostille is a process in which any public or private document Apostilled by one Hague Convention member country is acceptable in all the other 104 Hague Convention member-countries. This process helps in abolishing the policy to get all the required documents attested in each or for each of the Hague Convention member-countries separately.
What is the Apostille Attestation procedure in India?
Procedure for Apostille Attestation: Any person who is planning to go abroad is required to get their personal, professional, educational or commercial documents apostilled.
Applicants are required to visit e-Sanad website – E-Sanad is the online service for verification and attestation of personal, professional, educational or commercial documents of Indian citizens introduced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Applicants are then required to upload their personal, professional, educational or commercial documents and pay the standard fee set by the e-service provider. Personal, professional, educational or commercial documents are then digitally verified by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and General Administration Department (GAD), Government of India (GOI). MEA (Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India) then verify the digitally signed /pre-approved documents. Lastly attested documents with Apostille stickers are dispatched to the applicant.
Kindly note: As the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India is not accepting personal, professional, educational or documents directly from the applicant/individual, all personal, professional, educational or documents for the purpose of Attestation/ Apostille by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India are to be submitted and collected from authorised agencies.
What is the Apostille Attestation Fee in India?
The Ministry of External Affairs, (MEA) Government of India levied a fee of Rs. 50 for Apostille of each personal, professional, educational document. However, as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India is not accepting documents directly from the applicant/individual, all personal, professional, educational documents for the purpose of Apostille by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India are to be submitted and collected from the authorised agencies. The fee chargeable by the authorized outsourced agencies per document for its collection and delivery for Apostille Attestation by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Government of India will be higher.
What are the documents Apostilled by e-Sanad in India?
Personal, professional, educational documents can be authenticated/apostilled using e-Sanad services in India. The personal, professional, educational documents document should be available in the digital repository for getting attestation/apostille via the online e-Sanad services in India. In case your document is not in the digital repository and cannot be recognized by e-Sanad website, It is mandatory for the applicant to visit the Regional Authentication Centres (RACs) to upload their Personal, professional, educational documents and then submit it to the nearest centre for getting the documents verified and Apostilled.
- Marriage Certificate Apostille
- Birth Certificate Apostille
- Divorce Certificate Apostille
- Death Certificate Apostille
- Adoption Deed Apostille
- Medical Certificate Apostille
- Police Clearance Certificate(PCC) Apostille
- Experience Certificate Apostille
- Migration Certificate Apostille
Apostille Attestation Delhi NCR
The Hague Convention Apostille 1961 abolished the requirement of legalization of Indian public and private documents for use in member countries. Apostille is a procedure that makes the legalization of documents easy in order to establish the genuineness of the same and so that the documents could be treated valid internationally. The Apostille was introduced as a substitute to attestation, through the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961.
Apostille is the process of documents /certificate integrity which verify the documents to be accepted across the world. There are 3 categories of documents which we do the apostille are Personal, Educational and Commercial documents originated in India.
Apostille can be done for the documents issued in India and for the use in member countries of the Hague convention 1961. Apostille is the universal process which is accepted internationally in 106 countries across the world.