Apostille Attestation Hyderabad
Apostille for Hyderabad issued document
If you are travelling outside the country on work visa or dependent visa you need to apostille certain documents issues in Hyderabad or any other city in India.
apostille is required to prove that the document you are submitting to a country are genuine and given from a registered authority.
Consulate of the country you are travelling generally will ask for Birth certificate, Marriage certificate, Police clearance certificate Etc..
Apostille is done by Ministry of external affairs. Its the highest level of verification for any document issued in India.
In order to get apostille your documents go through many government offices.
How to do apostille?
Before sending the documents to MEA documents go through certain departments,
Depending on the country you are travelling and the time you have to get the apostille the the path taken to apostille varies.
Basically there are two main ways to get apostille
1) State authentication then MEA apostille
2) Sub divisional magistrate authentication then MEA apostille
In this type of authentication documents first will be attested by HRD department if the documents are educational or by home Ministry department for personal documents (birth, marriage..)
For state authentication it takes longer time since many government departments are involved.
Government has made regional authentication centers only there you can get the state authentication. even if the documents belong to different city you need to go to these authentication centered only . This is the reason why it takes lot of time to get state authentication
Check here for regional authentication centers
Kochi is a Regional authetication center.
Sub divisional magistrate
On the other hand SDM (Sub divisional magistrate ) Authentication is faster way to get apostille. Here instead of state government SDM will authenticate your documents for apostille.
You can register here.
How ever both the apostille are accepted.
Which is Better? State or SDM authentication
That depends on the country you are travelling and time you have to complete the apostillation process.
If you are travelling to countries listed in Hague nations except Italy and austria it is better to do SDM authentication. For Italy and Austria State authentication is required.
If you are travelling to countries other than listed in Hague nation countries it is better to do State authetication.
If you have lot of time and money, and your documents are from the Regional authentication centers then its better to do state authentication.
What is the validity of the apostille?
All the apostille State or SDM will be 6 months valid so if the apostille is beyond 6 months it needs to be re apostilled.
Documents required to get apostille.
–>Original document that you want to apostille
–> Passport photocopies of the person whose name is mentioned in the document
If an affidavit mentions 10 names we need all 10 people passport photocopies.
You need to register here for apostille That’s it you are on your way to get apostille.
Following are the details an Apostille contains:
Steps involved in Apostille
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.