Apostille is the facilitated certification of public documents for their use globally and internationally in all nations that are a part of the Hague Convention's Apostille Section.India, since 2005, is a member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 that abolished the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents. Apostille is acceptable in 105 member-countries of the Convention (For more info please visit the website: www.hcch.net). Apostille is done for personal documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, etc. and educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates etc. Any document Apostilled in one member country is acceptable in all the other 104 member-countries, signatory to the referred convention of 1961 thus greatly simplifying the process of attestation by making it needless to get the documents attested in each or for each of the countries separately.
Why Apostille Required:
- To Apply Visa
- To get work Permit from foreign countries
- To get Residential Permit from foreign countries
- To prove authenticity of document
- To prove Company/ Firm authenticity