A n apostille is a certification which is provided under the Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating the documents for use in foreign countries. The sole function is to certify the authenticity of the signature of the document.Put simply, an apostille is a certificate that is attached to another document so that it will be accepted when used overseas.

An Apostille is a type of attestation in which the documents needs to be legalised in a particular format which is acceptable in all nations that belong to the Hague Convention. Essentially, Apostille is an international attestation that is acceptable in about 92 countries, and most of the western world recognises Apostille.

Apostille stamp is a square shaped computer generated sticker stamp, pasted on reverse of the document by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. This is a unique computer generated stamp having a unique identification number, through which any member country of The Hague convention can check its authenticity online. Under normal circumstances, once the document is apostilled, it does not require to be attested further from the concerned embassy.

Apostille Procedure consists of 3 steps:

  • 1) Notary Public

  • 2) State Home Department or SDM Delhi

  • 3) Minstry of External affairs

  • Apostille Please refer the below link which provides the list of countries which requires documents to be apostilled:
Types Of Documents:

Educational Documents Commercial Documents Non-Educational Documents
Degree Certificate Export Invoice Marriage Certificate
PG Degree Certificate Packaging list Birth Certificate
BE Certificate Power of Attorney Leaving Certificate
Diploma Certificate Certificate of Origin Police Clearance
Nursing Certificate Certificate of incorporation Registration Certificate
SSC Certificate Chemical analysis report Power of Attorney Certificate
HSC Certificate Physical analysis report Marriage Affidavit Certificate
Inter Certificate Bona-fide Certificate
MBBS Certificate Medical Certificate
Dentists Certificate
Engineering Certificate