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Get An Apostille For Israel in India

Since 1964 Israel has been a part of the Hague Nation. Therefore, an apostille for Israel from MEA India is enough to enter Israel to reside with family or establish a business. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of an apostille, the significance of obtaining an apostille, procedures, and costs associated with an apostille.

What is the Meaning of an Apostille For Israel?

An apostille is a stamp/sticker that the central government of India provides. An apostille is used to authenticate your documents in Israel and other countries that are part of the Hague Convention.  Below we have discussed what an apostille looks like and what characteristics an apostille has.

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 Characteristics of An Apostille

An apostille for Israel looks like a square-shaped stamp/sticker. It contains a unique identification number that helps apostille countries like Israel confirm the authenticity of documents. Here are some more details an Apostille stamp Israel has:

  • An apostille stamp Israel is produced electronically by a computer 
  • It is typically 9 centimeters long
  • It includes a government seal 
  • It contains 11 standard fields in a printed form

Why Should You Get An Apostille For Israel?

In order to visit Israel for business, education, or work purposes you need to apply for various visas. So getting an apostille proves your documents are genuine and ensures smooth visa processing. Below are the reasons why you might need an apostille for different visa applications:

To enter Israel for work or education, you need to get a Work and Student Visa. Apostille is required on these documents

To reside in Israel with your family or spouse you need to get a dependent visa. For a dependent visa, you need an apostille on the documents such as

If you are planning to visit Israel to conduct business transactions, register a company, or import-export products in Israel then you need a commercial visa. These are the commercial documents on which you need an apostille

Please note that an apostille stamp Israel is affixed on original documents. So keep all your original documents clean, and make sure there are no marks or stains on the documents.

Steps To Get An Apostille Attestation For Personal Documents

An apostille attestation is required if you need to validate the legality of your personal documents such as a birth certificate, degree certificate, or marriage certificate in Israel. The process of obtaining an Apostille for Israel involves four distinct steps:

Local Verification

Local Verification – This is the first step in the process of obtaining an apostille for Israel. Local verification will be conducted by the authorities that provided the documents.

  • For educational certificates, local verification is done by the University or School
  • Local verification of Divorce certificates is done by the registrar of the district court 
  • Birth certificates are locally verified by the Birth Registrar 
  • Police Station or Passport office verifies PCC(Police Clearance Certificates)

State Attestation – The state government that issued the documents authenticates and verifies them. In this method, checking of the document’s information is done by the secretariat of the district. This process is lengthy and costly as it involves too many government officials. To get apostille through State attestation you have to wait 30 days or more. 

SDM Attestation –  If you can’t wait longer and you don’t want to spend too much money for an apostille stamp, then you should go for Sub Divisional Magistrate attestation. SDM attestation is a process in which your personal documents are reviewed for correctness by the SDM. It‘s a better option than State because the process in SDM takes just 3-4 days to complete. Also due to less involvement of government officials, this process is cost-effective.

MEA Attestation – The Ministry of External Affairs India provides an apostille stamp on the back of your documents. With an apostille from MEA India, your documents get accepted as legally valid in Israel. 

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

Steps To Obtain An Apostille For Commercial Documents

To get an apostille for Israel on your commercial documents you need to follow these steps:

  1. Local Verification 
  2. Verification by the Global Chamber of Commerce 
  3. Verification by MEA

Local Verification – Local verification is done by the Registrar of Companies for your commercial documents.  

Global Chamber Of Commerce  – After local verification, your commercial documents get verified by the Global Chamber of Commerce. It checks every detail of your commercial documents and makes them ready for further attestation which is MEA attestation. 

MEA attestation – After successful verification from all government authorities, your commercial document gets stamped by MEA India. An apostille from MEA legalizes your documents for commercial use in Israel.

How Much Does An Apostille On Power Of Attorney Cost?

POA (Power of attorney) is a document that allows a person (family, friend, or attorney) to manage your affairs. With an apostille on power of attorney, a person can designate anyone to manage financials and investments, make healthcare decisions, or facilitate any legal matters. The cost of obtaining an apostille for Israel can depend on factors such as:

  • Number of documents that need to be submitted
  • The methods of attestation you want to choose (SDM or State)
  • Additional Charges that authorities pay
  • Requirement of extra services like translation, notarization, and shipment

Keep in mind the cost of getting an apostille can vary from country to country and sometimes even state to state. It is always recommended to talk to your apostille service provider to know exactly about the charges you have to pay. So Register with Apostille Service to get a clear understanding of the charges, processing time, and requirements of obtaining an apostille for Israel.

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Frequently asked questions

Apostille or Attestation on Educational Documents by Ministry of External Affairs in India Can be done by Submitting the original Documents or True Copies of Original Documents Issued from the relevant School Boards / Universities.

Steps to get Apostille on your Educational Documents:

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

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.

Read here for further details on how to get apostille.

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.