How To Get Apostile In India

An Apostille is simply a certification of Document issued by a legal or registered authority in a country. If a document is Apostilled it shows that the document is verified and it is legal to use in the country to which it is Apostilled. For each country there is a different Apostille. List of countries where the Apostille is Accepted as the highest order of legalization are known as The Hague Nation Convention.

Benefits a country gets when it becomes the member in the Hague Convention:

The documents which are apostilled to a country such as Germany can be used in the other country such as Poland, because both nations will fall under the Hague nation list.

No need to get Attestation from the Embassy of the destination country on the document which is Apostilled. Because, Apostille is accepted as the highest level of legalization in a country which is in the Hague Convention.

However, if the Apostilled document is older than six months then we should get the documents newly Apostilled once again.

There are three main verification that needs to be done to get Apostille on documents.

Notary from authorized Personnel

State Authorisation from concerned state department or secretariat or SDM Attestation depending on the procedure

MEA Apostille

There is one more step involved finally, if the country you want to get Apostille is not a Hague nation then,

Legalization from Embassy of the Country ( only if country is not in Hague Convention)

Since 2012 the documents received for apostille increased astronomically.So the collection and distributed of the documents was given to us.You have to go through us for apostille.

In 1961, countries collaborated together to create a system where documents that are issued in one country will be legal in other country without to put extra effort to make it legal from the embassy. Members countries of this system, are collectively called as Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member countries.

Since July 14, 2005, the India has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention according to the pact made in this convention the member countries do not need to legalize the document in any of the member countries to be legal, simple apostille will suffice.

What are the reasons that make the apostille attestation necessary?

Many reasons make apostille attestation necessary. These are as follows:

If an individual is applying for a study visa then it is crucial for them to have a degree certificate apostille and birth certificate apostille.

If a person wants a permanent resident visa, they should have a PCC certificate apostille.

For an individual who wishes to get married in some other country, then it is a must that they have a single status certificate apostille done.

An individual needs to have a marriage certificate apostille to get a spouse visa.


Frequently Asked Questions

PCC offers a variety of MEA attestation services and benefits. We always try to fulfill the necessities of our candidates. Furthermore, the whole procedure of MEA attestation is entirely based on the type of certificate, state to state, or the embassy of the foreign nation included in the MEA attestation procedure.

Using the MEA attestation services provided by PCC, you can efficiently complete the MEA attestation in Kerala. All you require to do is- first get verified the authentication of the certificate by the State Home Department. Secondly, the State Home Department will send your certificate to MEA for MEA attestation. And lastly, MEA will send the document to the respective embassy where the applicant wishes to move for the embassy attestation.

MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) attests to all the original certificates of the applicant. And it is considered an essential procedure for the applicant who is looking forward to moving abroad. However, before you initiate the document MEA attestation process, it must be authenticated by the respective departments/authorities of the State Government/Union Territory from where the certificate is issued, depending on the document type. The further procedure is work as listed below.

  • Regional Level
  • It is the initial stage of the MEA attestation process. If you are using PCC attestation services, then you do not need to worry about anything. We offer you all the services and facilities which are required to complete the regional level of attestation.

  • State Level
  • All three types( educational, personal, or commercial) of documents are issued by the State Home Department. To utilize these certificates in foreign countries, you have to get an attestation from the State Home Department. Plus, the department will confirm the authentication of your certificate.

  • Central Level
  • As highlighted before, MEA attestation is the final stage of the verification, where the submitted certificates will get MEA attestation. Once the MEA attests your document, the attestation procedure will be completed, and the applicant can utilize the document in a foreign country.