Apostille For Norway | Certificate Apostille for Norway

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

What is an apostille and is it important for a person to get an apostille for Norway?


Apostille makes a simple document into a certified document by stating that all the given details are correct and genuine. When a person has to visit a foreign country or get a visa for any other country then it is important that the documents are apostilled. This lets the foreign country know that the certificate contains all the details that are true. 

In India, the Ministry of External Affairs does the apostille on all kinds of documents such as personal, commercial, and educational. Apostille saves the time of both countries as there is no need to verify all the details again and again. For all the countries that are members of the Hague Nation, it is necessary to get the apostille done. 

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Which authorities do Apostille for Norway?


There are various authorities that are involved in the attestation process of the documents. Before 2012, any person could go and get an apostille stamp on the document. However, this led to a huge rush at the authorities. So, now only the service provider can visit and get the work done. The procedure that is followed for the apostille for Norway is simple and explained below:

  • Notary Attestation:

    Here at the notary the documents are carefully checked by the notary. Each detail is matched with other documents. When the details provided are found correct then the notary places a signature and stamp on the document.

  • SDM/State Attestation:

    Further, the documents are attested by either of the authorities. Both SDM and State will verify the details that are presented in the document with other supporting documents. When all the details will match and are found accurate then a stamp is placed by any of the authorities where the document was presented. 

The whole working of the attestation of both authorities is the same. Although there is a difference due to which people prefer to get the attestation done from SDM. The time that is taken for the state attestation is three to four weeks to finish the attestation. Whereas, the SDM attestation takes only three to five days to complete the attestation. So, it is better to select SDM attestation to save time. But if the country has specified and asked for the State attestation then make sure to choose only state attestation irrespective of the time.

  • Ministry of External Affairs:

    Moving ahead, the next authority where the documents are shown is MEA. This is the most crucial step in the whole attestation process. MEA does the final attestation by placing a sticker and a signature on the document. This is done only when the information that is provided on the documents is correct and genuine. This sticker has a unique number placed on the backside of the document; foreign countries use this for information. 

  • Embassy Attestation:

    The last and final step for the complete attestation is Embassy Attestation. This step is done for the countries that are not a member of the Hague Nation or if the country has mandatorily asked for true Embassy attestation. The documents and also the Embassy fees(which vary from country to country) are submitted for attestation. Once all the details are scrutinized and found authentic than the Embassy stamps the document and return back. With this, the attestation process finishes. 

What are the documents that an individual should have with themself to get the Apostille for Norway done?


There are some documents that are essential for a person to have to get the Apostille done for Norway. Ensure that all the documents are in good condition and are original. The list is as follows:

  • Major Documents

  1. The document that needs to be apostilled such as birth, marriage, PCC, Single Status, or degree certificate.
  • Minor Documents

  1. Photocopy of the passport(only the front and last page).
  2. License photocopy.
  3. A photocopy of the Aadhar Card.

What are the details that are mentioned in a marriage certificate apostille for Norway?


There is certain information that is mentioned in a marriage certificate apostille for Norway. These are as follows:

  1. Certificate No: A unique number is added
  2. Certificate issued Date: 00/00/0000 date and time are added
  3. Account Reference: ALPHA CODE
  4. Unique Doc. Reference: ALPHANUMERIC
  5. Purchased by: NAME
  6. Description of Document: ARTICLE 4 AFFIDAVIT
  7. Description: AFFIDAVIT
  8. Consideration Price (Rs.): ZERO
  9. First Party: NAME OF PERSON
  10. Second Party: N/A
  11. Stamp Duty Paid By: NAME OF PERSON
  12. Stamp Duty Amount(Rs.): AMOUNT

Is the validity of a single status certificate apostille for Norway different from the PCC apostille for Norway? 

The validity of a single status certificate apostille for Norway is the same for the PCC apostille for Norway. Generally both single status certificates and PCC apostille have a validity of six months only.

Is Norway a member of the Hague Nations?

There are in total 117 nations that are part of the Hague Nations. Norway is also among them and has been a member of the Hague Nation since 1955. For all these nations, only three steps are needed for attestation and Embassy attestation can be skipped unless the country has specified the Embassy Attestation. 

What is the maximum time in which a person can get a birth certificate apostille for Norway done?

The time that is taken in most cases to get the birth certificate apostille for Norway done is 7 to 10 days. Although, if there is a rush at authorities or the number of documents is high then the time might extend than normal. 

How to calculate the charges for the apostille for Norway?

There are many charges that are added to calculate the final cost for the apostille for Norway. The charges depend on the number of documents that an individual wants to get an apostille done. Moreover, the type of documents also affects the charges. In addition to this, the expenses were paid by several authorities to get the apostille done. Finally, the fees that are charged by the service provider. It is better to register here and let the exact charges be known after the analysis of documents. 

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