What is Apostille?
An Apostille is derived from French meaning Certification. It’s Pronounced as “Ah-poh-steel”.
An Apostille is simply a certification of Document issued by a legal or registered authority in a country. If a document is Apostilled it shows that the document is verified and is legal to use in the country to which it is Apostilled. For each country there is a different Apostille. List of countries where the Apostille is Accepted are known as Hague nation.
If you already have Apostille to some country (eg- Germany) and want to use that document in some other country ( eg Poland ) , You should again get Apostille to Poland you cannot use the same old German Apostille.
There are three main verification that needs to be done to get Apostille to documents.
There is one more step involved finally if the country you want to get apostille is not a Hague nation.
MEA directly does not accepts any document for Apostille, need to go through our Agency.
We are certified from MEA to get Apostille for you.
In 1961, countries collaborated together to create a system where documents that are issued in one country will be legal in other country without extra effort to make it legal. Members countries of this system, are collectively called as Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member countries.
Since July 14, 2005, the India has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention according to the pact made in this convention the member countries do not need to legalize the document in any of the member countries to be legal, simple apostille will suffice.
All the documents that are apostilled must be numbered in a consecutive manner by the authority which is recognised throughout the apostille convention. The recognized standard Apostille contains a seal and mandatory references.
Following are the details an Apostille contains: