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Process of Getting USA Apostille Attestation for US degree / Diploma / Other Educational documents

In India, getting an apostille for a US Degree / Diploma involves verifying their originality, accuracy, and authenticity. Once a US document has been apostilled, it’s recognized as a legal document in all Hague countries.

The Hague Convention of 1961 requires any US document used outside the US must  undergo apostille authentication. This process ensures that documents are legitimate and valid in all Hague countries.

Apostille helps prevent the misuse of fake documents outside the US, promoting trust and reliability in international transactions.

If you have studied in the US and obtained a US Degree / Diploma and you are travelling to other countries for Work or education purposes then Apostille for educational documents are mandatory.

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

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Getting apostille on US Degree / Diploma Certificate

  1. Register for Apostille 
  2. Submit the original / photocopies of Educational documents  
  3. Submit supporting document  Passport scan copy 
  4. After all the verifications document will be delivered to you directly

Apostille on US degree diploma happens generally on Photocopies however you can get apostille on Original US degree Apostille.

There are 2 kinds of process when it comes to Apostille of US degree / Diploma Certificates 

  1. Apostille on original US Degree / Diploma 
  2. Apostille on Photocopies of degree diploma certificate 

Process of getting Apostille Attestation on original US Degree / Diploma Educational document

For this  process 

  1. You must submit the original document 
  2. A notary Public will make a photocopy of the degree certificate and attests the photocopy
  3. The original degree certificate along with the notarized document will be submitted to Secretary of state office for Apostille 
  4. After thorough verification an apostille will be issued by the state secretary ( SOS ) Office.
  5. You will receive the Original documents with apostille

Process of getting Apostille Attestation on Photocopy of US Degree / Diploma Educational document

  1. You can submit the photocopy or scan copies of US degree / Diploma certificate
  2. A notary Public will make a photocopy of the degree certificate and attests the photocopy as a verified copy
  3. Notarized copy will be submitted Secretary of state office ( SOS ) for apostille
  4. After thorough verification and based on notary attestation, an apostille will be issued by the state secretary ( SOS ) Office.
  5. You will receive the Original documents with apostille

The above process is valid if you are travelling to hague countries, But if you are travelling to countries that are no in the hague list such as UAE, Qatar etc you must go for Full legalisation process also known as embassy attestation

The steps for obtaining Embassy attestation for US documents are:

  • Notary Public attestation (required only for photocopy attestation).
  • – State Secretary Apostille (issued by the Secretary of State of the document’s originating state).
  • – USDOS Authentication or Federal government Authentication.
  • – Embassy attestation (submission to the Embassy of the destination country).

Suggestion: Some countries accept direct submission after state apostille (SOS), in this case you dont need USDOS, you can skip this process, saving time and cost. Confirm with the embassy or contact us before proceeding.

The above steps constitute the full legalization process, typically taking 8-12 weeks to complete. It’s advisable to begin applications early or consult with us to expedite the process.

Navigating the apostille process can be complex, necessitating expert guidance. Feel free to reach out to us or fill out our application form for comprehensive assistance at every stage of the apostille process.

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