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Guide To Get An Apostille Cyprus

Cyprus joined the Hague Apostille Convention in 1984. Therefore, it eliminated the need for embassy attestation from the Cyprus embassy/consulate. You can visit Cyprus to work, study, or conduct any business-related activity at ease with just an apostille Cyprus from MEA India.

4 Simple steps to get MEA Apostille on your Documents 

  1. Register on Apostille Portal 
  2. Collect all  Documents you want to Apostille 
  3. Submit the Original / Photocopies of documents
  4. Receive Documents with Apostille Directly to your home

What Is The Meaning Of Apostille Cyprus?

The meaning of an apostille is to validate the authenticity of your public documents for foreign use. Apostille Cyprus is a certificate/stamp that is square-shaped and contains a unique identification number. This unique identification number serves to track and identify your document’s genuineness. An apostille contains more important information such as:

  • Certificate No: There’s a unique number 
  • Certificate issued Date: 00/00/0000 An apostille contains the date and time
  • Account Reference: ALPHA CODE
  • Unique Doc. Reference: ALPHANUMERIC
  • Purchased by: NAME
  • Description of Document: ARTICLE 4 AFFIDAVIT
  • Description: AFFIDAVIT
  • Consideration Price (Rs.): ZERO
  • First Party: NAME OF PERSON
  • Second Party: N/A
  • Stamp Duty Paid By: NAME OF PERSON
  • Stamp Duty Amount(Rs.): AMOUNT

Why You Need An Apostille Cyprus

You need an apostille Cyprus to apply for various visas including work visa, student visa, dependent visa, or commercial visa. Getting an apostille stamp Cyprus is essential because many immigration authorities require documents to be authentic and legal. As a result, an apostille on personal or commercial documents ensures smooth and hassle-free visa processing.

Documents Required For Apostille Cyprus

Work Visa 

  • PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
  • Experience Letter

Student Visa

Dependent Visa

If you want to marry a foreigner in Cyprus then the following document is needed

Commercial Visa

Difference Between An Apostille And Attestation

The word attestation has different meanings, for instance, it can be either Notary Attestation, Apostille Attestation, or Embassy Attestation. The reason for the attestation will determine which of the attestation mentioned above methods you will choose. Below we have discussed all these attestation procedures in depth:

Notary Attestation – If you plan to utilize an Indian document within the country, a notary attestation is necessary.

Apostille Attestation –  If you wish to use an Indian document in a country that is a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, you must get an apostille certification from the Ministry Of External Affairs.

Embassy Attestation –  You need an embassy’s attestation if you want to use your Indian documents in a country that is not a member of the Hague Convention.

Obtaining An Apostille For Personal Documents

You have to follow these steps to obtain an apostille Cyprus for your personal documents:

Local Verification – Review and authentication will be done by the government authority that issued your document originally. For example – 

  • Educational Documents – Verification done by the University/Institute
  • Marriage Certificate – Registrar of Marriage verifies the marriage certificate
  • Divorce Certificate – Registrar of district court verifies the Divorce Decree Certificate
  • Driving License – RTO (Regional Transport Office) verifies the driving license
  • Birth Certificate – Review and verification is done by the Registrar of Birth 

Notary Attestation – The official members at the Notary Public Office or Collectors office review and validate your documents once they have been locally checked. If every single detail of your document is correct and complete then a Notary stamp is placed on your document.

State/SDM Attestation – State Attestation or Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Attestation are the two ways you can get an apostille for Cyprus. We have provided a detailed explanation of both attestation procedures below:

State Attestation – In this step, your state-issued documents are checked and validated by the district secretariat. If all the information provided is true then a stamp/certificate gets affixed to your document. The state attestation procedure is considered costly and time-consuming due to the involvement of several government bodies. As a result, to get an apostille by state attestation you have to wait more than thirty working days.

SDM Attestation – Sub Divisional Magistrate Attestation is a method of attestation in which the head of your district’s subdivision reviews and attests the documents with a stamp or certificate. SDM takes only 3–4  working days to complete and requires fewer government authorities than State Attestation. This is why SDM Attestation is a cost-effective and fast way of getting an apostille Cyprus stamp from MEA.

MEA Attestation – The MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs) India is the designated authority to give an apostille to countries that are members of the Hague Nations. At this last stage, the MEA India puts an apostille Cyprus on your document, making them accepted and recognized in Cyprus.

Obtaining An Apostille For Commercial Documents

These are the steps an Indian citizen needs to follow to get an apostille for commercial documents: 

  • Local Verification
  • Global Chamber Of Commerce
  • Ministry Of External Affairs

Local Verification – The Registrar of Companies locally verifies your commercial documents. 

Global Chamber Of Commerce –  Global Chamber of Commerce is a class of business organization that reviews and authenticates your commercial documents. It checks the information in your document and signs it if every detail is aligned with Indian rules and regulations. 

Ministry Of External Affairs Attestation – The MEA India legalizes and authenticates your documents for commercial use by putting an apostille.

What Is The Price of Getting An Apostille For a Marriage Certificate

The price of obtaining an apostille marriage certificate Cyprus depends on some factors such as:

Number of Documents – You will have to pay extra fees if you have submitted many documents.  

Attestation Methods – If you are getting an apostille through SDM then you have to pay a low price. However, if you are planning to get an apostille through State attestation then you have to pay more price.  

Urgency – If you urgently require an apostille marriage certificate Cyprus, then the cost will be high 

Additional Services – Additional services such as Shipment, Translation, and Notarization can increase the price of getting an apostille. 

Remember to know about the exact apostille Cyprus price you must contact your apostille service provider. They will keep you updated with all the changing regulations and fees of the Apostille attestation process.

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Frequently asked questions

Apostille Attestation is Legalization of your documents from Ministry of External Affairs in India. Apostille can be given for the documents issued in India by any authority or issued by any Indian authorities outside the country like Embassy / Consulate. Apostille from MEA can be used in any particular country apart from India.

Check out this article  more details on what is apostille .

Apostille and Attestation are similar words. But Apostille will be given from the Ministry of External Affairs in India. Attestation has a broader meaning. Attestation from MEA is called Apostille. Attestation can be given by State Government or Embassy.

For Educational documents attestation from state government is called HRD attestation.

For Non Educational documents such as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Affidavits state attestation is called home department attestation.

Attestation for any documents from Indian Embassy is called Embassy Attestation.

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Ministry of External Affairs Attestation ( Apostille ) can be done in 2 ways.

  1. State Authentication / Attestation,
  2. Sub Divisional Magistrate ( SDM ) Attestation / Authentication.

State Attestation Process takes longer time compared to SDM attestation. It’s better to do SDM Apostille since it is fast.

If you are travelling to Italy or Austria, then state attestation is required. For all the other Hague nations SDM Apostille is enough, legal, valid and accepted.

Procedure to get Apostille on your Documents:

  • Register for Apostille
  • Submit the documents with us.
  • Pay for the Apostille
  • Receive documents after Apostille to your Address.