Apostille Certificate Attestation
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.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dominica, Commonwealth of
Korea, Republic of (South)
Macedonia, FYR of
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
* 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.
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