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Apostille for Germany | German Consulate Attestation

Germany is a member of the Hague Nation and Apostille is enough to prove that the Document is Genuine

Is Apostille a simple term? Why does a person get the documents to apostille for Germany?

Apostille is a simple term and it means the legalization of a document. The document can be a birth certificate, degree certificate, PCC, or marriage certificate. With the apostille, the foreign countries come to know that the certificate is genuine and all the details provided are accurate. In India, the Ministry of External Affairs does the attestation process and places a sticker and stamp on the document. 

There are many reasons that the person should get the documents to apostille for Germany. Some of them are:

  • To legalize a standard/simple certificate
  • To get a visa(work, study, PR, Business, or any other) to a specified country
  • Compulsory for the countries that are the member of Hague nations
  • To use in a foreign country
  • To make the verification process faster in a foreign country
  • No need for Embassy Attestation

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 are the types of documents that are apostille for Germany | German Consulate Attestation?

There are three types of documents that are mostly apostille for Germany. These are:

  1. Personal Document
  2. Educational Document
  3. Commercial Document

What are the documents that a person should have with themself to get the PCC apostille for Germany? Are the same documents needed for the Single Status apostille for Germany?

The person should have all the below-mentioned documents with themself to get the apostille done. The list of documents for the PCC apostille for Germany is as follows:

  • Original PCC certificate
  • Photocopy of the passport(only the front and last page of the passport)
  • Photocopy of the Aadhar Card
  • License Photocopy

To get the Single Status certificate apostille for Germany, a person should have all the photocopies that are mentioned above and also the original single status certificate along with them. 

Is the procedure to get an apostille for Germany easy and what are the steps that an individual should follow to complete it?

The procedure that is followed to get the apostille for Germany is easy and if done by a person who is having complete knowledge then it can be done faster also. The steps that are followed for the documents attestation are as follows:

  • Notary Attestation:

    This is the step where the documents are shown to the notary. All the documents that are apostille are analyzed and checked with supporting as well as original documents. When all the details that are provided to the notary are found correct then the notary attests to the document with a stamp and signature. 

  • SDM/State Attestation:

    Moving ahead, the documents can be shown to the Sub Divisional Magistrate or the State for attestation. The working of both the authorities is exactly the same. At first, they will check the information that is provided by the person. Then, when all the details are found correct, they will be attested with a stamp on the document. 

But, one difference affects the complete attestation process time duration. The state attestation gets completed in three to four weeks. Whereas, the SDM attestation takes only three to five days. So, in order to save time, SDM attestation is a better option. However, if any country has asked for the state attestation, then the person should get the state attestation done irrespective of the time duration. 

  • Ministry of External Affairs:

    The third step and final step for the countries that are members of the Hague Nation is getting documents attested from the MEA. The documents are cautiously checked while taking care of every small detail. The Ministry of External Affairs will place an apostille sticker and a stamp when the verification is done. The sticker is placed at the backside of the document. This sticker has a unique number on it that the foreign country can use for verification. 

  • Embassy Attestation:

    Here all the countries that are not a member of Hague Nation or the countries that have demanded Embassy attestation submit the documents and also the specified fees. The Embassy will verify the document and when the documents are found authentic then it will attest the certificate. 

What are the expenses that a person has to pay for the complete marriage certificate apostille for Germany | German Consulate Attestation?

The expenses that a person has to pay for the entire marriage certificate apostille for Germany depend on many aspects. The first one is the number of documents that the person wants to get apostilled. Moreover, the type of documents also makes the expenses different. Lastly, the fees that are paid by the authorities and also, the charges of the apostille service provider. So, contact a genuine apostille service provider to know the exact expenses for the marriage certificate apostille for Germany. 

Can a person get the birth certificate apostille for Germany in 10 days?

In most cases, a person can easily get the birth certificate apostille for Germany done in 7-10 days. However, in case of any uncertainty or rush at the authorities if there are more documents or anything else then, the time duration may extend to a few more days. 

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Is the process of attestation the same for the countries that are members of the Hague Nations and the countries that are not members of the Hague Nations?

The process of attestation is not the same for the member and the non-member countries of the Hague Nation. For the member countries the steps of attestation are:

On the other side, the attestation process for the non-member countries of the Hague Nations. The steps that are followed are:

So, there is an extra fourth step that is done for non-member countries.

Is Germany a part of the Hague Nations?

There are around 117 countries that are now a member of the Hague Nation. Germany is also one of them and there is no need for Embassy attestation for Germany unless specified. 

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