What is Attestation ?
Certificate Attestation is a process of authenticating or legalizing an educational or non educational certificates by the respective Embassy or Consulate.
For example to get attestation for UAE the document has to be submitted to UAE embassy or consulate in Delhi. Before submitting the document to the Embassy it has to be attestated by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and respective state Home Departments of that particular state to which that document belongs to. This procedure varies according to the type of document. In some cases certificates has also to be attestated by Notary before submitting to the Home Department. In some of the state HRD documents can be attested directly whereas in some states documents required to be first attested from the respective embassy. This particular information can be had from our office.
Why attestation is done?
When you present a legal document in a foreign country, it is often very difficult to determine whether the document is genuine and legal and therefore overseas governments sometimes need proof that the Indian documents which you hold is a genuine and not fake, or the signatures of Indian officials on documents, are genuine before they will accept them. The reason for that is job competition with locals/ or to get admission in various courses. Attestation is universal whether you come from Srilanka or America or India. It is the verification of the document. In the attestation / legalization process your documents passes through various level of deparment to confirm that this document is genuine. The attestation process first starts from state level (Home department of states) and after that Central Govt level, Ministry of External affairs (MEA) and at last Certificate Authentication or attestation has to be completed from India or the Country of Origin from where the Certificates are issued.
What documents I need to get attested to get an employment visa?
Normally only the highest qualification education document is required to be attested. It is not necessary to get the attestation on all your education documents. For some jobs based in post graduation qualification, graduation certificates may also be required to be attested. However this should be first confirmed from the employer, because sometime it depends on the nature and category of the employment.
What documents I need to get attested to apply for a student visa?
All educational Certificates and Mark Sheets including 10th and 12th are required to be attested for Higher education purpose abroad.What documents I need to get attested to get a visa for family (Dependent Visa)If you are interested for your spouse or family visa then you will require the attestation for marriage certificates and date of Birth certificates of your kids (if any). The process of attestation of non-educational document is much simplified as compared to educational documents.. The certificate should be attested from the Ministry of External affairs (MEA) in India and then form the concerned Embassy.
- Certificate attestation is required in Marriage Certificate to get a Family Visa.
- Birth Certificate attestation required for School admission formalities and visa for kids.
- TC attestation also required for School admission purpose.
- Certificates and Mark Sheets attestation required for Higher education purpose in abroad.
- Affidavit attestation required for the legal procedures. Invoice and Certificate of registration attestation required for collecting the business related payments from abroad.
What commercial documents I need to get attested to open a new business abroad?
Commercial documents like certificate of origin, certificate of incorporation, invoice, physical / chemical analysis reports of products , packaging list, special certificates, Memorandum of assocaiation, power of attorney etc could be required attested for opening pr for collecting the business related payments from abroad.
If I have already done the HRD and MEA attestation do I require it again?
If your documents are already attested from the HRD or MEA then you will not require completing these formalities again, since this is for lifetime and your document has already been authenticated. In this case you require attestation only from the embassy of your new destination country.
My presence is required?
Without your presence we can complete all the procedures for your certificate attestation / Apostille. Higher education, employment, business or migration - whatever your requirements are there related to certificate attestation - we are here for to provide you convenient and speed process even without your presence.
Can you send my completed document to someone else or Abroad?
Yes. We can send your document to anyone in the world. Simply give us your instructions in writing when you send the documents to us. (We will, of course, send you a copy of the completed document for your records). While delivery of document within India is free, document shipment overseas will be charged extra
How much time required for complete attestation process?
Time taken and cost for the attestation depend on the nature of the document and the country, from which you want the attestation. Every country has a different-different fees structures and time frame to deliver the documents. You should speak to our attestation expert for this complete information.
How does your service work?
You simply send your document(s) to us. We will process the task of attestation on your Certificate on your behalf and return the documents to you by Special Delivery. We can also send the documents to a third party or overseas by the fastest Courier service.
A range of service levels is available to suit your requirements.
We will be happy to discuss and advise on correct document preparation including notary / HRD / GAD / MEA or embassy services in addition to the Apostille.We offer a substantial discount if you have multiple documents at least five or more.
Do I have to pay upfront or can pay you after the attestation is done?
This is as per your own convenience, you can pay our fees any time while we process your document for attestation, but attested document will be dispatched only after the payment confirmation is received from the bank.
How do I pay you?
Payment can be made by any one of the following options. Online transfer, DD, Cheque,PAYPAL, Western Union Money Transfer, hard cash or by depositing the amount directly into our account. Cheque or DD need to be drawn in name of GALAXY ENTERPRISES payable at Delhi.
How much does it cost?
Every embassy has different-different fees structures; therefore it depends on your choice of country. It also varies depending your requirement, suppose if you want attestation only from the embassy or from MEA as well as embassy or for the complete task like home /HRD plus MEA plus embassy attestation. The exact quote can be had from our help line number.
What documents to I have to send for attestations?
If it is an Educational Document, you need to send your original degree along with a copy of your Passport, Final year mark sheet and one passport size photograph. If it is a non-educational document like marriage certificate / birth certificate / affidavit PCC etc. then you need to send the original document and passport copy of front page of the concerned person.
Do you also provide visa-stamping services?
Yes beside attestation services we also provide assistance to help all kind of visa stamping like employment visa, dependent visa, tourist visa, business visa. We also provide best rates on air tickets. We are can also book all your international courier and cargo at much economical and competitive price.
How you ensure safety of our documents?
We are professionals and a trusted company comprising a team of highly experienced and well-trained staff in the field of document clearing. Our company follows, a certain series of steps during the attestation process, so that none of the documents go missing even by mistake. Special attention is given to each document throughout the process of attestation i.e., from collection to delivery.
What is the security about you handing over the documents safely to us?
We, Apex International, are a prestigious and reliable company. Since last one decade we are into the document clearing and visa-processing field. Our team consists of trained staff members who possess excellent skills and who care for your documents as same as you do. They very well understand the value of your certificates that you received after going through a tough phase of struggle and hard work. We at Apex International believes that if our clients are satisfied, it means they will always keep us always busy to get more business by recommending our services and therefore we endeavor to deliver best services all the time.
If the certificate is laminated what will you do?
The lamination from the certificate will be removed carefully so as not to cause any damage to the certificate. If your document is laminated then we suggest you should NOT try to remove the lamination your self since it may harm your precious document, we are habitual in removing the lamination and we adopt special techniques to do this job, therefore we recommend to send the document to us as it is.The attestation stamps will be put on the non- laminated area of the certificate. It is our suggestion to you to avoid laminating your certificates, since different countries demand for different attestations on the certificates and every time removal of lamination may cause some undesirable damages to your valuable certificates.
I should apply for a normal attestation or for Apostille attestation?
If you need the visa from the selected group of countries listed below then you require the Apostille attestation. If your destination country is not included in the following list then you require only normal attestation. All Gulf Countries like UAE, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar etc. require only normal attestation. Apostille is not required for GCC countires.
Which countires require Apostille?
Following countries accept only the Apostille attestation. If your country is not included in the list it means you require a normal / manual stamp of MEA. Member countries of Hague Convention 1961 (Apostille countries) A. Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, China (Macau), China (Hong Kong), Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, FYR of Macedonia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (U.K.), United States of America, Venezuela.
WHAT IS AN APOSTILLE?
Apostille stamp is a square shaped computer generated stamp measuring approx 9 cm , stamped on reverse side of the document from Ministry of External affairs in India, if the country where you intend to use your document is a member of Hague Convention. Then you require Apostille attestation for your document. This is a unique computer generated stamp having a unique identification number, through which any of the member of Hague conventions can check it’s authenticity online and once your document is attested Apostille, it is not required to get it attested further from the concerned embassy.
WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTS CAN BE APOSTILLE OR LEGALIZED BY THE EMBASSY?
All kind of educational, non-educational and commercial documents.
HOW DO I GET MY DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED?
We provide both the services, translation as well attestations.
DO YOU APOSTILLE AND LEGALIZE DOCUMENTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES?
If your document belongs to any other counter, then it can’t be attested in India, unless it is attested by consulate of that country.
Can I send the colour copy for attestation?
No, This is not just a normal attestation and this is a legalization of your document and it can’t be done on Photocopy /Xerox copies or Color scans.
What are full forms of the short terms used in this website?
HRD – Human resource Depatment – This department workds under the home ministry of the particular state and maintains the record of all degree certificate issued from Universities of that state.
GAD – General Administrative Departement
SDM – Sub Divisional Magistrate