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Information regarding Apostille/Attestation of documents

Posted on: August 04, 2021 | Back | Print

The Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign documents for use in any member country, once a document is apostilled (including e-Apostille) by a competent authority of the country where the document originates. Therefore, no further attestation or legalization by an Indian Mission/Post of an apostilled document is required for use in India, as India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. The full text of the Hague Apostille Convention and list of its member countries are available at: https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/specialised-sections/apostille

The Ministry of External Affairs has circulated guidelines to all State/UT Governments in India, academic institutions, etc., to remove any further requirement of legalization of an apostilled document for use in India. These guidelines are also uploaded on the website of Ministry of External Affairs (https://www.mea.gov.in/Images/amb/apostille_circular_new.pdf )

For any further information/clarification, CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, may be contacted at uscpv@mea.gov.in / dircpv@mea.gov.in

New Delhi
July 29, 2021