Attestation/Apostile of Documents and Implementation of the ‘Apostille’ Convention
The Ministry of External Affairs New Delhi attests only original documents or true copies of documents to use abroad for various purposes. Two different types of Attestation done by the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) New Delhi namely:
Apostille of Documents
India is a member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 from 2005, This convention abolished the need of legalization of foreign public documents or papers. Apostille is acceptable and honored by 105 member-countries of the Convention. Apostille can be done for documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney and educational papers like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates etc. Document Apostilled by one member country is acceptable to all the other 104 nations signed the convention of 1961 thus greatly easing the process of attestation by making it needless to get the documents attested in each or for each of the nations individually.