Apostille Certificate Attestation

Apostille Certificate Attestation

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Apostille Authentication / Legalisation

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.

Apostille Attestation without HRD

Apostille attestation in India is done by the Ministry of external Affairs Govt of India. However the ministry does not do the attestations directly but it is outsourced to some selective agencies located in various parts of India.

Besides these outsourced agencies the MEA does have some offices where they take applications directly from individuals. However all these centers insist for HRD attestations prior to Apostille attestations without any exception Now to get the HRD done one has to undertake a tedious process of doing the University verification first followed by Home department attestation and only then you can submit for HRD. Again the days for submission and collection are fixed i.e. you can submit documents for 2 days in a week and collect the same only 2 days a week. Depending on states the days may differ however the process is more or less tedious and time taking. So doing HRD may be one month’s job and for someone who is relocating for job /education to other country one month is too precious to loose in documentation process.

Therefore if one has to do hassle free Apostille attestation without much trouble it’s advisable to find a good agency which is approved by Government and has good market reputation, then hand over the job to them

Apostille Attestation in Chennai for Oman UAE Qatar

The countries like UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi etc do not have any consulates in Chennai location. However if you consider the population of qualified candidates moving to these countries for jobs, it’s surprising that many of them are from Chennai / Tamil Nadu. So for all candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu they have an option of travelling all way to Mumbai / Delhi for doing their attestation or they have to send their documents by courier to those locations to hand over to those agencies who undertake required attestations. Also if there are any local attestations involved then the outside agency may not be able to do that and then whole process takes huge amount of time. Therefore its always better to find a local Chennai based agency which has its own offices in Mumbai and Delhi etc and can take care of all required attestations end to end. Also the documents handover is safe (by hand) and there are no risks for candidate to send it by courier.

Further any Consulate Attestation nowadays HRD has become compulsory. When you approach the Secretariat in Chennai for HRD you are required to submit and show various documents like your original offer letter from UAE Company, your passport in original, etc. then you need to pay for the verification fees by DD and the amount depends on the university from which you have done your graduation. After taking care of all these hassles then the HRD attestation is completed after which the process is as follows : Notary attestation + Home Department Attestation + Ministry of External affairs (New Delhi) and finally by the UAE Consulate.

For all this process it takes minimum 5 – 7 working days (after HRD is finished) and the HRD itself may take one to two weeks time depending on how fast your university replies to the verification request.

Therefore many a times its better to avoid the HRD process and directly proceed with the UAE Consulate attestation. Whether this is possible or not depends on your documents, earlier attestations done and your requirements. This saves lot of time and effort and serves the purpose because it is finally the UAE Consulate attestation that matters for further process.

Manav Consultants has office in Chennai (Egmore) and we have helped many candidates with attestations for UAE and all other countries. To know more about this process you can call us on 044 65650513 / 7358411696 and speak to our experts who can guide you through this process. We also offer 24X 7 Whatsapp support for all your queries.

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 legalization 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:

We render Apostille Attestation services at our sister concerns which are situated at Pune, Navi Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad

For more information please visit http://www.manavconsultants.com/services/certificate-attestation-immigration/