Apostille in India

Apostille in India

Apply for apostille of Indian documents for use in other countries



An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the signature of a public official on a document for use in another country. The whole purpose of an apostille is to abolish the requirement of legalizing individual documents for a person seeking a job, marriage or other immigration activities in a foreign country. The term can be used interchangeably with ‘abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents.’ The formal term of the policy is known as the HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention or the Hague Conference on Private International Law which replaces the often long and costly legalization process with the issuance of a single Apostille certificate by a Competent Authority in the place where the document originates. At present, the Convention has over 120 participating countries which includes major players like Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, USA etc. As a practical matter, Embassies and Consulates of the State of destination located in (or accredited to) the State of origin are ideally the ones to facilitate this process.


What is the Hague Convention ?

The Hague Convention , also called Apostille Hague Convention or Apostille Convention, was signed on 5th of October, 1961 in the town of Luxembourg. However, it only became effective from 14th of January, 1965. The convention was brought into action in order to abolish the necessity of legalization of documents and certificates to make the liberalization among the countries more convenient. When one obtains an apostille on documents, there is no need of the same on the documents again for another signatory country. Barriers in trading and other areas have been reduced and there is better accessibility through the nations.


What are the documents you can get apostilled?

The documents to be apostilled can be categorized in three types-


Personal Documents

1. Marriage Certificate

2. Birth Certificate

3. Divorce Certificate

4. Death Certificate

5. Adoption Deed

6. Medical Certificate

7. Police Clearance Certificate(PCC)

8. Experience Certificate

9. Migration Certificate

10. Passport Copies etc.


Educational Certificate Apostille

The documents that are proof of your educational history that deal with your academic performances and the courses accomplished over time are called educational documents. The most common educational documents of :

1. Marriage Certificate

2. Birth Certificate

3. Divorce Certificate

4. Death Certificate

5. Adoption Deed

6. Medical Certificate

7. Police Clearance Certificate(PCC)

8. Experience Certificate

9. Migration Certificate

10. Passport Copies etc.


Commercial Documents

The documents that approve of the business capital owned by any entrepreneur are referred to as commercial documents. These include documents like property papers, partnership deeds, Memorandum of Association, etc.

1. Memorandum Of Association

2. Power Of Attorney

3. Authority Letter

4. Board Resolution

5. Article Of Association

6. Certificate Of Incorporation

7. Commercial Invoice

8. Bill Of Lading

9. Insurance Certificate

10. Invoice Bills etc.



Steps of Registration


  1. Place your order through the NRIWAY website, as directed on the portal
  2. Your documents would be tracked and uploaded on the portal
  3. The Verification for documents would be conducted and a quotation would be raised accordingly
  4. An interim or advance payemnt would be raised
  5. When the payment is made, the order starts getting processed
  6. Final payment and unmaksed copy uploadIing is processed
  7. Shipping charges raised for international order (domestic order shipments are free)
  8. Order is dispatched




I) The personal document apostille process consists of the following steps:

1. Notary Attestation

2. Home Department Attestation or SDM Attestation

3. Apostille from MEA


Notary Attestation :
A Notary attestation is the primary step in the authentication of the educational and personal documents. It is done at the regional level from a lawyer or at the collector’s office.

Home Department Attestation:
The next step of getting your desired document apostilled, is executed by the Home Department is a state level organization that certifies your personal documents.  iThe Home Department is responsible for legalizing the documents which are issued under the same state government. The Home Department is also known as Mantralaya in some states, so it’s also called as Mantralaya Attestation.


II) The Educational document apostille process includes the following steps:

HRD Attestation:
The HRD or Human Resource Department is a department of the state that solely certifies the educational documents. Certificate verification is a significant factor in the given part of authentication. Certificate verification needs to be done from the university or board based on where the document is issued.

SDM Attestation:
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) is an alternative for the State attestation in some instances. It is done when home department attestation for HRD  attestation is not preferable.



III) The commercial document apostille process includes the following steps:

Chamber of Commerce Attestation:
The Chamber of Commerce (CoC) is a business association and the first step in the verification of your commercial documents before the legalization of MEA. There is no involvement of the state government’s in commercial documents.

MEA Attestation:
The MEA is the arm of the central government that manages foreign affairs which will provide the sticker and MEA stamp as per the requirement. It is the final step of legalization when both the home country and destination country are members of the Hague convention.


Documents Required

You will need to present the document that you need to get apostilled. You can either present an original or a photocopy of the original document for the same.


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  • Agents' processes are thorough and accurate, ensuring that the final customer receives the finest possible result.
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Please Note That

  • Client shall be accountable to provide all necessary credentials to us while we will help the customer in obtaining the educational documents and certificates.
  • Depending on the complication of the job, our fees may show a discrepancy.
  • Also, NRIWAY cannot be held accountable for any technical delays or postponement due to inadequate or delayed information or certification provided by the customer.
  •  Additional documents may be required depending upon the customer’s location.



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