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Get an Apostille Iceland In India

In 2003 Iceland became a member of the Hague Convention. Therefore it abolished the requirement of Iceland’s consular legalization of public documents. An apostille Iceland stamp from the Ministry Of External Affairs India is enough to conduct personal or commercial activity in Iceland.

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 Apostille Iceland: Meaning Explained

An apostille is a special certificate/stamp that is used to authenticate your legal documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, or any commercial certificate. Moreover, an apostille Iceland makes document authentication smooth and seamless, eliminating the lengthy and complex process of embassy attestation. Below we have mentioned the characteristics of an apostille:

  • An apostille is a square-shaped sticker/stamp
  • The length of an apostille stamp is around 9 centimeters
  • It is generated electronically using a computer
  • A government seal is included in the apostille
  • An apostille contains 11 standard fields in a printed form
  • It contains a unique identification number that confirms the document is genuine and authenticates

Why You Need An Apostille Iceland?

You need an apostille Iceland to apply for various visa applications. When applying for a different visa, you must prove your document’s legal validity and authenticity. Hence an apostille ensures that the submitted documents are genuine, authentic, and issued by official authorities. Please note that you need to submit documents depending on the visa you are applying for. Here’s an example – 

  • Work Visa 

Documents Needed: PCC (Police Clearance Certificate), Experience Letter, Degree Certificate

  • Student Visa 

Documents Needed: Degree Certificate, Transcript

  • Dependent Visa   

Documents Needed: PCC (Police Clearance Certificate), Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate 

If you are planning to get married to a foreigner in Iceland then you require these documents: Single Certificate India

  • Commercial Visa

Documents Needed: GST certificate, AOA (Article of Association), MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), Registration Certificate, Board Resolution, Power of Attorney, Packing list, Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice

A document that you will submit must be original, clean, and readable. Also, there should not be any missing pages or information in your documents.

Differentiating Between Apostille And Attestation

Attestation has different meanings including Notary Attestation, Embassy Attestation, and Apostille Attestation. The reason for attestation will determine the choice of the above-mentioned attestation methods. Here’s an explanation of attestation procedures:

Notary Attestation – A notary attestation is required if you intend to use an Indian document within India.

Apostille Attestation – Apostille attestation from the Ministry of External Affairs is required if you are planning to use your Indian documents in Hague Apostille Convention Countries

Embassy Attestation – You need embassy attestation when you want to use your Indian documents in countries that are not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Obtaining An Apostille For Personal Documents: Process Simplified

In order to get an apostille Iceland for your personal documents, you must follow these steps:

  • Local Verification
  • Notary Attestation
  • State/SDM Attestation 
  • MEA Attestation 

Local Verification – Your document will be reviewed and authenticated by the government authority that first issued it. Below is an example:

  • Educational documents are verified by the University/Institute 
  • The birth Certificate is verified by the Registrar of Birth 
  • Local verification of divorce decree certificates is done by the Registrar of the district court.
  • Regional Transport Office, or RTO, authenticates driver’s licenses
  • Registrar of Birth and Death verifies your death certificates 

Notary Attestation – After the documents have been locally verified, the official members at the Notary Public Office or Collectors office examine and authenticate them. A notary stamp is applied to your document if every single information provided in the document is accurate and full.

State/SDM Attestation –  There are two methods from which you can obtain an apostille Iceland. These two methods are State Attestation or the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Attestation.  Below we have explained both attestation methods in detail:

State Attestation – Your state-issued documents are examined and verified by the district secretariat in this step. After successful authentication, your document is affixed with a stamp or certificate. The state attestation process involves many government authorities, which makes it expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, it will take more than 30 working days to obtain an apostille Iceland. 

SDM Attestation – Under the Sub Divisional Magistrate Attestation process, your documents are reviewed by the head of your district’s subdivision. This method involves fewer government authorities than State Attestation which is why this method can be completed in only three to four days. If you don’t want to spend much and planning to visit Hague Convention Country then consider getting an apostille Iceland through Sub Divisional Magistrate Attestation. 

MEA Attestation – The Ministry Of External Affairs puts an apostille for Iceland on your personal documents and makes them legal for various purposes in Iceland. 

It’s always better to talk to your Apostille helpline, they will guide you on which process you need.

Obtaining An Apostille For Commercial Documents: Process Simplified

The procedures for obtaining an apostille certificate India for commercial documents are as follows: 

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

Local Verification – All of your commercial documents are reviewed and verified by the Registrar of Companies 

Global Chamber Of Commerce – After local verification of commercial documents, the Global Chamber Of Commerce verifies and checks if all the information is in line with Indian rules and regulations. 

MEA – Here your commercial documents get legalized by the MEA India. With an apostille for Iceland, you will be able to conduct business transactions, export/import products, open a new company, or terminate an existing partnership in Iceland.

Why Choose Apostille Service?

Our professionals offer seamless, reliable, and fast solutions for businesses and individuals seeking apostille services. At apostille service, we ensure your documents get recognized and accepted globally. Also, our team is well-equipped with all the requirements and regulations, helping you easily navigate the complex procedures of document authentication. Most importantly, we understand your document is valuable and contains your personal information. That’s why we always commit to taking strict security measures and handling your important documents with care and safety. To experience a seamless and hassle-free document authentication process Register with Apostille Service today.

Frequently asked questions

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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.