Apostille Service in Bangalore
In French: apostille means certify, authenticate or complete. Aims to simplify legalizing the documents issued in any country by a registered or recognised institute.Once a document is apostilled it is recognised or considered legal in countries listed in Hague countries which includings India. Countries which are part of hague convention does not require to legalize the document. Simple apostille is enough to validate documents.
1. Documents for Apostille
Originals of the documents you want to Apostille.
Passport for identification (In case of marriage and Devorce certificate Passport of Husband(or ex) and Wife(or Ex) both are needed.
Passport size photographs
Step by Step Procedure
Collect all the original documents you want apostille, and supporting documents as mentioned above.
There are 2 ways of doing the attestation,
1)State attestation ---> HRD attestation ---> Notary --->MEA Apostille
2)SDM attestation ---> HRD attestation ---> Notary ---> MEA apostille
Difference between those 2 ways.
Apostille which involves State attestation where state authority body has to attest for the document. This attestation can only be given to person holding the document no other agencier are allowing to get this.
The attestation which involves SDM attestation which bypasses the state attestation,Doesnt require the person on whose name that document was issued, agencies can take care of the whole process.
In both the cases MEA apostille is provided.
In the first way where state authority is involved, go to concirned state authority and submit the document pay a nominal reistration fee.wiat for 1 week or so collect it back.If you have completed it then directly apply here for apostille.
Submit the original document at Regional commissioner office carry originals and one photocopy. Carry required documents mentioned above.
Get a seal from Notary in your region.
Submitbmitt the documents to HRD department and get HRD seal on the document for Apostille.
Finally submit the documents to MEA, you must go through some agencies to get Apostille.Wait for 1 week maximum.
Frequently Asked Questions
Documents issued in one country should be authenticated or legalized to be used in another country. The other country will recognize those documents and will have the same legal value in the other country as the parent country in which documents are produced.
Before the Hague Convention the authentication procedure was very difficult as there were many people involved in making a single document legal. The Hague Legalization Convention simplifies the procedures for documents if both countries are part of the convention.
Yes its is, to know which countries are part of hague convention refer below link
If your country is not listed in Hague convention Your documents require Consular/Embassy legalization. This process involves 2 extra steps at the Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate.
The question is why others price is more because there are many middle man involved in document apostille we are no middle man we directly have contact to MEA (Ministry of External Affairs)