Attestation from MEA can be done after attestation is done from relevant state from where the document has been issued. In case of personal documents, Home Department /General Administration Department are the designated authorities. In case of educational documents, the documents should first be authenticated by the Education Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. The Ministry of External Affairs attests the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce; hence it does not take responsibility of the contents of the documents.
Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce before these can be attested by the Ministry of External Affairs.
An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of personal, educational or commercial documents.Essentially, Apostille is an international attestation. India is a member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents. Apostille is acceptable in 98 member-countries of the Convention (visit HCCH website: www.hcch.net). Appostille is done for personal documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, NOC, etc., and educational documents like Degree, Diploma, 10th and secondary level certificates etc.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR MEA / APOSTILLE ATTESTATION:
Only original documents duly authenticated by the designated authorities of the State Governments are Apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs. Apostille is done on the reverse side of the original document. The applicants need to submit the following documents.
- Original document to be attested.
- One photocopy of the document
- One photocopy of the passport
Indian certificates which requires Attestation or Apostille –
10th / 12th / School Transfer Certificates(TC) / Diploma Certificates / UG Degree / PG Degree / Mark sheets / Transcripts / Birth Certificate / Marriage Certificate / Death Certificate / Medical Certificate / Finger Print / Bonafide Certificate / Divorce Certificate / Experience Certificate / Salary Certificate / Migration certificate / Power of Attorney / Memorandum & Articles of Association / Trade License / Invoice / Certificate of Incorporation / Certificate of Registration etc.
WE UNDERTAKE THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION SERVICES IN INDIA
EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION
PERSONAL CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION
COMMERCIAL DOCUMENT ATTESTATION
OTHER DOCUMENTS/CERTIFICATES ATTESTATION