With reference to the Hague convention 1961 in context of Travel regulations, If one is intending to migrate or to business with a member country of Hague Convention , there is no need to get its documents to be legalized from that particular embassy. In such cases, the complete attestation is being done at the Ministry of External Affairs itself.
MEA verifies the genuinity and content of the document to be attested and pastes an APOSTILLE STICKER at the backside of the document. Apostille Sticker is a kind of authentication declaration pasted at the backside of all personal, education, and commercial documents after verifying it from the issuing authority. This sticker promises that the verified document is completely valid and can be used for visa , immigration and foreign trade purposes.
The foremost stage of getting apostille in regard to a personal and an educational document is to get the same attested by State Home / HRD dept. Once done, the verified document needs to be submitted at the Ministry of External Affairs to get Apostille. An apostille with the State HRD/ Home is mandatory for countries like Italy and the Netherlands.
Pre-authentication by the Sub-Divisional magistrate (SDM, Delhi) can be done on Personal or educational docs to save time. However, it is considered an alternative authority to attest the documents. A SDM in the Delhi has power to attest all kind of Educational and Personal docs to get the same apostilled from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Chamber of Commerce is the central body that performs the legalization procedure to attest commercial documents. Documents related to trade & commerce are needs to be attested by Chamber of Commerce in India. The Documents are listed below:
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An apostille sticker is valid for next 6 months from the date it is generated.
All the member countries who have agreed to the Hague convention consider apostille stickers as a mark of documents authentication. Countries such as Germany, Russia, Australia, United Kingdom, USA are members of the Hague Convention and have apostille provision for documents validation.
All you need to do is provide your details below application form.