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An apostille can be described as a legal verification. The word itself comes from an Italian dialect meaning to certify or authenticate. Thus, document apostille is a legal recognition, in which documents or certificates are legalized in a certain format which is acceptable by the nations of the Hague Convention of October 1961. Currently, The Hague Convention has more than 80 members which include most of the western countries.

India has been a part of the Hague Convention since 14th July 2005. As such Indian documents or certificates are exempted from the need to get legalized if the destination country is also a member of the Hague Convention. A simplistic MEA Document Apostille procedure is enough in such cases.

An Apostille contains the following:
• The individual to whom it is issued
• The home country or the country from where it was issued
• Name & designation of the person who signed the document
• Place & Date of the certification
• Number of certificates issued
• Signature & seal/stamp of the authority which signed the document

The document apostille procedure involves a square-shaped Apostille stamped which is electronically generated. This stamp is then attached to the backside of the relevant documents for easily verifying if it's a legal document. Any nation which is a part of The Hague Convention can verify Apostille stamped document online due to its unique identification number.

Apostille Attestation Fee:

Apostille attestation charges may vary depending on your requirements. Although there several companies offering apostille attestation of your documents and certificates by the MEA, we guarantee the lowest prices in the market. To get the complete on the price of getting MEA apostille attestation, contact us at services@embassydocuments.com.

Apostille Attestation Procedure:

An Apostille can only be issued by the Ministry of External Affairs or MEA. The MEA can also authenticate the documents intended for use in a foreign country.

Apostille Attestation involves the following steps:

Step 1: Document Authentication
The original documents which require Apostille Attestation is required to have prior authentication by a relevant State HRD or State HD or Chamber of Commerce before the MEA can issue the apostille.

Step 2: Document Legalization
Based on the signature or authentication of the relevant State Authority or Chamber of Commerce, the MEA then legalizes the required documents or certificates for Apostille Attestation. It should be noted that the MEA is not responsible for the contents of the documents.

Required Documents with Apostille:

MEA can attest 3 types of documents for Apostille:

1. Commercial Documents:
All commercial documents are required to be first authenticated by the relevant Chamber of Commerce so that MEA can issue the Apostille.

2. Educational Documents:
All educational documents are required to be first authenticated by the relevant State Human Resource Department so that MEA can issue the Apostille.

3. Non-Educational Documents:
All non-educational documents are required to be first authenticated by the State Home Department so that MEA can issue the Apostille.

Apostille Educational Documents
• Degree Certificate
• PG Degree Certificate
• Diploma Certificate
• BE Certificate
• Nursing Certificate
• SSC Certificate
• Inter Certificate
• HSC Certificate
• MBBS Certificate
• MD Certificate
• Dentists Certificate
• Transcript Certificate
• Pharmacy Certificate
• MS Certificate
• Mark Sheets
• Engineering Certificate

Apostille Non-Educational Documents
• Salary Certificate
• Equivalence Certificate
• Transfer Certificate (TC)
• Death Certificate
• Birth Certificate
• Experience/ Employment Certificate
• Marriage Certificate Attestation
• Divorce Certificate
• Medical Certificate
• Single Status Certificate

Apostille Commercial Documents
• Export Invoice
• Power of Attorney
• Packaging List
• Certificate of Origin
• Chemical Analysis Report
• Physical Analysis Report
• Certificate of Incorporation

At Embassy Documents Attestation Services, you get to avail complete certificate attestation services regarding all your Commercial, Educational and Non-Educational documents attestation. The company has a team of attestation specialists who are well-acquainted with the process of all kind of attestation services. Apart from Apostille services, here you get to avail many other certified attestation services including MEA, MOFA, Embassy Attestation and much more. For any other information on Apostille services, feel free to contact us at services@embassydocuments.com

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