Embassy Attestation in India
Indian Originated document which required to produce in other countries have to be legalized from the respective Embassies/consulates in India. To legalize the document from the respective embassy specific process has to be followed. Document should be first authenticated from respective sate Home department or Human Resource Department and then followed by Ministry of external Affairs in New Delhi then finally respective Embassy will legalize the document.
HRD Attestation / Home Department Authentication in India
Attestation of HRD Attestation – HRD attestation is the process of authentication of educational document. HRD authentication center is available in the each state. If the educational document needs to get attest from ministry of external affairs, then it should be first authenticate from that respective state HRD Department where university / Board / council is located from and from where the same document have issued.
Home department Authentication –
home department attestation is the process of authentication of personal document. If the personal document needs to get attest from ministry of external affairs, then it should be first authenticated from respective state Home department/GAD, where same document have originated.
Attestation of Personal/Educational & commercial certificates is the act of witnessing a certificate by authorised person/persons/Departments/authorities with their official seal and signature. This attestation also confirms that, the specified certificate has been issued by that mentioned department and Seal and signature on that particular birth certificate is authentic.
Attestation From Ministry Of External Affairs, New Delhi
Attestation/Apostille from MEA can be done after attestation is done from relevant state authorities. For Example in case of Educational Documents document has to be attested from concerned state education department first. In case of personal documents, document needs to be attested from concerned home department prior to MEA attestation.
An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of personal, educational or commercial documents.Apostille can only be issued for documents issued in one country party to the Apostille convention and that are to be used in another country which is also a party to the convention. Essentially, Apostille is an international attestation that is acceptable in about 92 countries, and most of the western world recognises Apostille.
For the list of countries that require documents to be apostilled, please refer to the following link: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=states.listing