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Apostille

Apostille Services in Kolkata, Delhi & Guwahati

An Apostille is a kind of attestation in which documents are legalized in a particular format that is acceptable in all nations which belong to the Hague Convention.
Apostilles validate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders or any other document issued by a public authority, so that they can be acknowledged in foreign countries that are parties to the Convention.

Devansh International Documentation Consultancyis dedicated to keep customer satisfaction, trust and integrity by offering quality services conforming to organization best practices and continuous process improvement. It is one of the trusted Document Authentication, Apostille and Embassy Attestation consultants in Kolkata, Delhi & Guwahati.

Our Apostille service may include the Attestation Authentication of various documents or various certificates from different Indian States, Ministry of External Affairs, Kolkata and Embassies located in various parts of India. The whole process can be completed by keeping two points in mind, one is the standard requirement of a particular country on which the document is being attested for and another is the requirement of the Individuals or the Organizations for their exact needs.

We, as the leading documentation consultancy in Kolkata,Guwahati and Delhi are devoted to provide Attestation services of International standards with a human touch, at supreme quality and to bring in continuous improvement in line with evolving candidate needs

The Apostille itself is a stamp / sticker / printed label / printed form consisting of ten numbered standard fields. On the top is the text APOSTILLE, under which the text Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961 (in English: Hague Convention of 5 October 1961) is placed. In the number field following information is added.

Country Name :

Name of the country where Apostille is being issued

Type of Public Document :

Name / type of the document

Document issued to :

Name on the document

Document signed by :

Name of the government officer who has signed / authenticated / attested the document

With the seal / stamp of :

Seal and stamp of the government department whose officer has signed /authenticated / attested the authenticated / attested the document

Certified by :

Government authority who has certified the signatures, seal and stamp of the officer and department who has signed the document

Date :

Date of certifying the document

Place :

Place of certifying the document

Apostille number :

Registration / reference number of the Apostille

Seal and stamp :

of the government officer and authority certifying the the document

In very simple words, an Apostille is a type of attestation but all attestations are not Apostille. Legalization of a document to be used in a member / party country of Hague Convention is called Apostille. The authority appointed by the central government of a country certifies that the document issued in their jurisdiction is a genuine and an authentic document and the signatories and the sub authorities who have issued / signed / countersigned the document are authorized authorities to issue the same. Normally there is no need to get the document attested from the concerned embassy / high commission of the country where document is intended to be use if that country is a party or member of the Hague Convention. In India Apostille is done by The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

Under mentioned is the list of Hague Convention countries where Apostille is accepted:-

S.No.: Country Capital Continent Requirement
1 ALBANIA TIRANA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ALBANIA
2 ANDORRA ANDORRA LA VELLA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ANDORRA
3 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ST. JOHN’S NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
4 ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR ARGENTINA
5 ARMENIA YEREVAN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ARMENIA
6 AUSTRIA VIENNA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR AUSTRIA
7 AZERBAIJAN BAKU ASIA APOSTILLE FOR AZERBAIJAN
8 BAHAMAS NASSAU NORT AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR BAHAMAS
9 BAHRAIN MANAMA ASIA APOSTILLE FOR BAHRAIN
10 BARBODOS BRIDGETOWN NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR BARBODOS
11 BELARUS MINSK ASIA APOSTILLE FOR BELARUS
12 BELGIUM CITY OF BRUSSELS EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR BELGIUM
13 BELIZE BELMOPAN NHORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR BELIZE
14 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA SARAJEVO EUROPE
15 BOTSWANA GABORONE AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR BOTSWANA
16 BRUNEI DARUSSALAM BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN ASIA APOSTILLE FOR BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
17 BULGARIA SOFIA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR BULGARIA
18 CAPE VERDE PRAIA AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR CAPE VERDE
19 CHINA (HONGKONG) BEIJING ASIA APOSTILLE FOR CHINA (HONGKONG)
20 CHINA (MACAU) BEIJING ASIA APOSTILLE FOR CHINA (MACAU)
21 COLOMBIA BOGOTA SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR COLOMBIA
22 COOK ISLANDS AVARUA ASIA APOSTILLE FOR COOK ISLANDS
23 COSTARICA SAN JOSE NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR COSTARICA
24 CROATIA ZAGREB EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR CROATIA
25 CYPRUS NICOSIA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR CYPRUS
26 CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR CZECH REPUBLIC
27 DENMARK COPENHAGEN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR DENMARK
28 DOMINICA ROSEAU NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR DOMINICA
29 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SANTO DOMINGO NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
30 ECUADOR ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR ECUADOR
31 EL SALVADOR SAN SALVADOR NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR EL SALVADOR
32 ESTONIA TALLINN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ESTONIA
33 FIJI SUVA OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR FIJI
34 FINLAND HELSINKI EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR FINLAND
35 FRANCE PARIS EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR FRANCE
36 GEORGIA TBILISI EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR GEORGIA
37 GERMANY BERLIN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR GERMANY
38 GREECE ATHENS EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR GREECE
39 GRENADA ST. GEORGE'S SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR GRENADA
40 HOLAND AMSTERDAM EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR HOLAND
41 HONDURAS TEGUCIGALPA NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR HONDURAS
42 HUNGARY BUDAPEST EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR HUNGARY
43 ICELAND REYKJAVIK EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ICELAND
44 INDIA NEW DELHI ASIA APOSTILLE FOR INDIA
45 IRELAND DUBLIN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR IRELAND
46 ISRAEL JERUSALEM ASIA APOSTILLE FOR ISRAEL
47 ITALY ROME EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ITALY
48 JAPAN TOKYO ASIA APOSTILLE FOR JAPAN
49 KAZAKHSTAN ASTANA ASIA APOSTILLE FOR KAZAKHSTAN
50 KOREA REPUBLIC SEOUL ASIA APOSTILLE FOR KOREA
51 KYRGYZSTAN BISHKEK ASIA APOSTILLE FOR KYRGYZSTAN
52 LATVIA RIGA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR LATVIA
53 LESOTHO MASERU AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR LESOTHO
54 LIBERIA MONROVIA AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR LIBERIA
55 LIECHTENSTEIN VADUZ EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR LIECHTENSTEIN
56 LITHUANIA VILNIUS EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR LITHUANIA
57 LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG CITY EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR LUXEMBOURG
58 MALAWI LILONGWE AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR MALAWI
59 MALTA VALLETTA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR MALTA
60 MARSHALL ISLANDS MAJURO OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR MARSHALL ISLANDS
61 MAURITIUS PORT LOUIS AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR MAURITIUS
62 MEXICO MEXICO CITY NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR MEXICO
63 MOLDOVA CHISINAU EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR MOLDOVA
64 MONACO MONACO EURUPE APOSTILLE FOR MONACO
65 MONGOLIA ULAN BATOR ASIA APOSTILLE FOR MONGOLIA
66 MONTENEGRO PODGORICA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR MONTENEGRO
67 NAMIBIA WINDHOEK AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR NAMIBIA
68 NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR NETHERLANDS
69 NEWZEALANDS WELLINGTON OCENIA APOSTILLE FOR NEWZEALANDS
70 NICARAGUA MANAGUA NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR NICARAGUA
71 NIUE ALOFI OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR NIUE
72 NORWAY OSLO EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR NORWAY
73 OCEANIA CANBERRA OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR OCEANIA
74 OMAN MUSCAT ASIA APOSTILLE FOR OMAN
75 PANAMA PANAMA CITY NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR PANAMA
76 PERU LIMA SOUTH AMARICA APOSTILLE FOR PERU
77 POLAND WARSAW EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR POLAND
78 PORTUGAL LISBON EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR PORTUGAL
79 REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA (THE FORMER YUGOSLAV) SKOPJE EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR MACEDONIA
80 ROMANIA BUCHAREST EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR ROMANIA
81 RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR RUSSIAN FEDERATION
82 SAINT KITTS & NEVIS BASSETERRE NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR SAINT KITTS & NEVIS
83 SAINT LUCIA CASTRIES NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR SAINT LUCIA
84 SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES KINGSTOWN NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
85 SAMOA APIA OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR SAMOA
86 SAN MARINO CITY OF SAN MARINO EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SAN MARINO
87 SAO TOME & PRINCIPE SAO TOME AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
88 SERBIA BELGRADE EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SERBIA
89 SEYCHELLES VICTORIA AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR SEYCHELLES
90 SLOVAKIA BRATISLAVA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SLOVAKIA
91 SLOVENIA LJUBLJANA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SLOVENIA
92 SOUTH AFRICA CAPETOWN (LEGISLATIVE) BLOEMFONTEIN (JUDICIAL) PRETORIA (EXECUTIVE) AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA
93 SPAIN MADRID EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SPAIN
94 SURINAME PARAMARIBO SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR SURINAME
95 SWAZILAND LOBAMBA AFRICA APOSTILLE FOR SWAZILAND
96 SWEDEN STOCKHOLM EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SWEDEN
97 SWITZERLAND BERN EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR SWITZERLAND
98 TONGA NUKUALOFA APOSTILLE FOR TONGA
99 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO PORT OF SPAIN NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
100 TURKEY ANKARA EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR TURKEY
101 UKRAINE KIEV EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR UKRAINE
102 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND LONDON EUROPE APOSTILLE FOR UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND
103 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WASHINGTON, D.C NORTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
104 URUGUAY MONTEVIDEO SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR URUGUAY
105 UZBEKISTAN TASHKENT ASIA APOSTILLE FOR UZBEKISTAN
106 VANUATU PORT VILA OCEANIA APOSTILLE FOR VANUATU
107 VENEZUELA CARACAS SOUTH AMERICA APOSTILLE FOR VENEZUELA

Finally, the Apostile Service in Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and India as a whole involves:-

  • Attestation from local The Notary Public of the document issuing state, e.g. apostile attestation in Kolkata, apostile attestation in Guwahati, apostile attestation in Delhi, etc.(Required in some cases only).
  • Attestation / Authentication of documents from The General Administration Department (GAD) / Regional Authentication Department / State Level Authentication Department / Home Department / Human Resource Development Department (HRD) of the document issuing state.
  • Apostille from The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi or from its other branches located in India.

Alternate process of Apostille involves:-

  • Apostile Attestation in New Delhi, from The Notary Public.
  • Countersign of the documents from The Sub Divisional Magistrate, New Delhi
  • Apostille from The Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

It is suggestive that the clients should get it confirmed from their reliable sources or from the authorities where the documents are to be submitted after Apostille that, the documents processed through alternate process are acceptable are not.