An Apostille (pronounced “ah-po-steel”) is a French word meaning certification. It is simply the name for a specialized certificate, issued by the Secretary of State. The Apostille is attached to your original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will be accepted in one of the other countries who are members of The Hague Apostille Convention.  This is a type of attestation in which documents are legalized in a particular format that is acceptable in all nations that belong to the Hague Convention. Essentially, It is an international attestation that is acceptable in about 92 countries, and most of the western world recognizes Apostille.

Apostille stamp is a square shaped computer generated sticker stamp, pasted on reverse of the document by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. This is a unique computer generated stamp having a unique identification number, through which any country member of The Hague convention can check its authenticity online. Under normal circumstances, once the document is apostilled, it does not require to be attested further from the concerned embassy. If a document is apostilled, it does not require to be attested.

Apostille can be done in any certificate. Original certificate should be submitted for this. Passport copy should also be provided as a supporting document.

Apostille in educational certificates like SSLC, HSE, Degree, PG, Nursing, Diploma etc and non educational certificates like birth, marriage, experience, salary, medical, PCC is possible without any risk. This is mainly done for Oman and other European countries

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