What is apostille?
Apostille is a way of verifying the documents whether they are given from genuine authority or not. Nowadays anyone can make fake documents. The country you are travelling will ask you to get apostille beacuse it wants to be sure that you are submitting the original documents.
The apostille is done by Ministry of external affairs only, This is the highest level of authentication for any documents. Once you submit the documents for authentication your documents will go through many concerned departments to make sure that the document is genuine.
Reasons why we receive Police Clearance certificate for Apostille:
Police clearance is a proof of no criminal charges against your name. Given by Paspport office in india.
PCC ia a key document for foreign country for criminal background check.
Most of the countries ask for PCC apostille
Procedure to get PCC apostille
Getting PCC apostille is no so complicated like other documents Birth certificate, marriage certificate or degree certificate.
Since PCC is given by Passport authority there is no state verification required.PCC can be directly apostilled from MEA.
All you need to do is follow the steps given in this page
Or Register here and get your doubts clarified.
What is the validity of PCC apostille
All the apostille regardless which authentication is made State or SDM is valid for 6 months only.
If your Apostille is 6 months old then you need to get new apostille.
Can I directly deposite my documets to MEA
Till 2012 citizens of India directly deposited documents to MEA for apostille. Directly submitted documents number increased. It was diffict to MEA o keep track of all these documents, In order to make things simple MEA outsourced document collection destribution to us.
Finally only MEA has authority to apostille the documents .
You can register here and get apostille for your PCC
Steps involved in Apostille
Following are the details an Apostille contains: