Apostille Certificate Attestation

Apostille Certificate Attestation

 
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Apostille Authentication / Legalization
What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority in a country where the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, Apostille Convention, is in force. Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, notarials, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority, so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are parties to the Convention. Normally, there are multiple designated Competent Authorities to issue Apostilles, the authority to issue an Apostille for a particular document depends on the origin of the document in question. State documents such as notarizations or vital records are authenticated by designated state competent authorities, usually the Ministry of External Affairs.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law, the international organization that created the Apostille Convention, maintains an Apostille Section on its website with helpful information such as a user brochure The ABCs of Apostilles, and links to competent authorities for every country, including the United States, where the Convention is in force.

Which countries accept Apostille authentication?
The countries below have acceded to the Apostille Convention. Documents which have been endorsed with an Apostille by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and which are to be used in one of the countries below do not require legalisation by the Copenhagen Embassy of the country in question.


  • Albania
    Andorra
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Australia
    Austria
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Barbados
    Belarus
    Belgium
    Belize
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brunei Darussalam
    Bulgaria
    Burundi
    Cape Verde
    Colombia
    Cook Islands
    Costa Rica
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Dominica, Commonwealth of
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Estonia
    Fiji
    Finland
    France

  • Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Grenada
    Honduras
    Hong Kong*
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Kazakhstan
    Korea, Republic of (South)
    Kyrgyzstan
    Latvia
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macao*
    Macedonia, FYR of
    Malawi
    Malta
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritius
    Mexico
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Namibia
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niue
    Norway
    Oman
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Poland
    Portugal

  • Romania
    Russian Federation
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Samoa
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Seychelles
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    South Africa
    Spain
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tonga
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turkey
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Uruguay
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Venezuela

  • * As concerns The People’s Republic of CHINA, it is only Hong Kong and Macao that accept the Apostille legalisation without an extra legalisation from the Chinese Embassy.
    Click here for an updated list of member states on Hague Conference website, www.hcch.net.
    Which are agencies in India who can undertake Apostille authentication?
    In India the authentications are done by various Government Ministries i.e. HRD, Home and MEA etc. However some of the authentications have been outsourced to few private agencies at various locations in India. If you need to get your documents to be legalized / authenticated by Apostille, please call our expert attestation consultants on +91 7738980318 / 99704 66594.
    We arrange Pick-Up / Drop of documents from following locations as mentioned below:
    TRICHY, COCHIN, CALICUT, PONDICHERRY, COIMBATORE, HYDERABAD, VIZAG, BHUBANESHWAR, KOKLATA, PATNA, RANCHI, RAIPUR, BHOPAL, NAGPUR, LUCKNOW, JAIPUR, UDAIPUR, CHANDIGARH, AHMEDABAD, BARODA, SURAT,
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