Degree certificate is a poof for completing your bachelor degree. Apostille is required for degree certificate if you are trying to to get job outside the country or you are going abroad for education purpose.
Read through this article to know everything about apostille for degree certificate.
What is apostille ?
If you are born in India, since your birth you have received lots of documents by government, private or public organizations. In the later stage of your life if you want to move to other country the other country needs proof of your birth , qualifications, experience Etc
The other country want to be sure that the documents that you submit are not a fraudulent documents. In order to confirm that the documents are genuine you need to get Apostille from MEA. We will do the background check for authenticity of the documents and MEA will seal your documents for authenticity.
Reason for getting Degree certificate apostille is
Documents required for degree certificate apostille?
Below are the documents that you need to submit to us in order to start the background check and get you the apostille for your documents.
- Original document
- Supporting documents such as passport photocopies or aadhar card
There are basically two types of degree certificate apostille
We Do the back ground check in two ways as mentioned below.
All the documents issued in india relates to some states in India.
In this method of apostille State government has to verify the document authenticity first.
State authentication will be done by the secretariat of the district in which the document is issued.
The apostille Marriage certificate is provided only after state verification is done.
There are many government bodies are involved in this process.
This process will take 30 working days to complete the whole process.
State verification in detail
SDM is Sub divisional magistrate,
In this method of verification your documents are checked for authenticity first and then SDM will certify your document for correctness and truthiness.
Once the SDM seal is done them MEA will take this document for final check and puts the Apostille.
This is a faster root since not many government department are involved in the verification.
Most of the time the verification is done within 2-3 working days.
Which one is better?
Since there are 2 ways of doing an apostille choosing which kind of apostille becomes important.
Choosing the kind of apostille depends on the destination country you are travelling.
If you are travelling destination is in Hague nation list then SDM is good for you. It takes less time and money.
But there are exception countries such Austria and Italy even though they are in hague nation list, they require state attestation.
If the travel destination is not a hague nation, then you must get state attestation. MEA and Embassy attetstations are mandatory for countries which doesnt belong to hague nation.
Time required for both of the Authentication.
State + MEA apostille requires more time since lot of government departments are involved in it.
Requires more than 30 working days and cost is also higher than SDM apostille.
On the other hand
SDM is a cost effective and very quick process. Required time depends on the package you choose.
Can we directly submit the document to MEA ?
Before 2012 you could have submitted your documents directly to MEA but after 2012 the documents received for apostille increased. MEA alone couldn’t handle this collection and distribution task.
So the collection and distributed of the documents was given to us.
Once you submit the documents to us we will intern submit the documents on your behalf to MEA.
We take care of your documents as our own documents.
Some universities/ employers will also ask for apostille of transcript its better and advisable to get the transcript apostille.
People who are going to foreign under work or dependent visa it is advisable to get apostille for marriage,birth and PCC apostilled initially. Once you are there in foreign and if you need apostille the courier costs will be more than simple apostille.
How do I apply for apostille?
Steps involved in Apostille
Following are the details an Apostille contains:
What happens once I apply for apostille?
Once you apply for apostille we will check the document for authenticity and will check the document with concerned departments for correctness.
if the document submitted to us is proper we will process it further to SDM.
After SDM signs the document it will be processed through MEA for apostille. We will check the details of the apostille itself like your name date and seals. If there is any correction required we will process the document again.