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Certificate Apostille: The Detailed Procedure


The global mobility of expatriates has increased significantly over the past few decades. Countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and others are receiving a large number of expatriates every year. The number of Asian professionals and workers, especially from India has increased at an enormous pace. The main reason for this shift is lucrative services and benefits provided there such as health facilities, educational facilities, job opportunities and other then these facilities they also offer good salary and tax benefits. For obtaining a visa, certificate Apostille is mandatory. You can avail the services for document Apostille in India easily. Let’s discuss more about Apostille and its procedure in detail.

All the documents requiring Apostille stamp should be first authenticated by the designated authorities of the state, which issued them in the first place. In case of personal documents, the State Home department or the General Administration Department (GAD) is the designated authority responsible for authenticating the documents at the state level. In case of educational documents, the Human Resource Development (HRD) is responsible for validating the documents at the state level. The commercial documents are required to be pre-authenticated by the Chamber of Commerce of the respective state. After the validation of the documents, they will be further Apostille by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India. The MEA will Apostille the document on the behalf of the stamp and signature of the previous department. The Apostille has elimin ated the need of Embassy attestation. The countries which are not members of the Hague convention still follows the normal attestation process, which includes Embassy attestation. 

For Apostille, your documents will be authenticated by the government and then a computer generated square shape of sticker will be pasted on the back side of your document. This sticker contains a unique identification number which can be checked later for knowing the authenticity of your documents. Apostille is valid and legal in all Hague Convention countries. The main reason behind the Apostille of documents is to eliminate the need of re-verification of documents in Hague convention countries


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