Certificate Attestation / Apostille – France

Being a major global superpower, France is a developed country with the fifth largest economy in the world. It is an epicenter of art, philosophy, and science with amazing tourism potential. Paris is the capital and the most populous city of France. If you are looking to pursue higher education at the prestigious institutions out of France or have an employment opportunity abroad, you need to follow a procedure for document attestation/apostille. Because of the steps involved in it, you should rely on a trusted partner like BVS Global. We have years of experience in handling documents attestation and Apostille in more than 100 countries.

The Process of Apostille/ Attestation in France:

Like other member countries of Hague Convention, France also has a standard procedure for obtaining an Apostille certificate. It is a certification used for the validation of a signature or seal on a public document issued in the home country. You should submit the original copies of the documents to be attested along with a declaration form and passport copy to obtain this certificate. The procedure usually varies according to the specific requirements of each country and frequent changes made by the Embassy or Consulate officials. Typically, it involves:

  • Legal translation of the documents if required.
  • State certification in France.
  • Notarization for the non-government documents in France.
  • Attestation or Apostille from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France.
  • Final attestation from the Embassy.

Why You Need It

When a document is attested, it eliminates all worries regarding the genuineness of the documentation and eases the process of your international endeavor. Such authentication is a legal necessity for all cross-border undertakings involving personal or career-related advancements:

  • Embassies or consulates for visa or passport issuance
  • Immigration office in case of visa application, emigration request or work status change etc.
  • World education services (WES) and International qualifications assessment (IQAS) verification
  • Equivalency requirements for Ministry of Education (MOE) or Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)

How Can We Help?

The process of attestation or Apostille in France requires a fine attention to the details along with a thorough understanding of the entire procedure. Thankfully, our experts are well-versed with these stages and they are always enthusiastic to extend their complete support to every client. Right from the preparation of documents to final attestation from the Embassy or Consulate, we will stand by your side.

To maintain compliance with the industry standards, we follow the best practices and ensure meeting the requirements of our customers.

For any query or information, you can call us anytime.

Document Attestation through BVS Global

As a complex process, requiring careful attention to details, getting a document attested demands expertise and a full understanding of the procedures involved. Handling it on your own can mean unnecessary delay, slipups and expenses.

BVS Global has years of experience in handling attestation of valuable certificates and documents legitimately, keeping in mind the security concerns and customer requirements. Our attestation services include:

  • Embassy & Consulate Attestation
  • Apostille from countries part of Hague convention
  • Attestation from state government departments and ministries

We handle attestation of Personal Documents such as Birth or Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Experience/ Employment Certificate and of Commercial documents such as Articles of association, financial documents, Commercial invoice or Bills of lading.

Reach Out to BVS Global Attestation Services

BVS Global Services is a one stop shop for all document authentication services. We provide verification and attestation in more than 100 countries, translation services in over 200 languages. We also provide visa concierge facilities in over 80 countries.

Attestation or legalization Process for documents from France

Ministry of Education or notary in France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France or an Apostille

Embassy or Consulate in France

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Original certificate(s)

Passport copy

Declaration form

Power of Attorney (if required)

Document Types

Types of Personal Documents

ACPO – ACRO – NIS Certificate attestation

POA - Power of Attorney Attestation

Adoption certificate legalization

Affidavit attestation

Certificate of residency attestation

Certified language translations

Copies of personal documents such as passports and references attestation

Copy Passports driver’s licenses and other identity documents attestation

Court Document authentication

Criminal Record Checks (CRB) attestation

Decree Absolute or Nisi attestation

Divorce certificate or decrees issued by the Family Court attestation

Driving License attestation

Employment Awards attestation

Employment Letters attestation

Finger print certificate attestation

Grant of Probate certificate legalization

Health certificate attestation

Letters of Attendance attestation

Letters of Authorization

Life certificates attestation

Marriage Certificate attestation

No Impediment Certificate attestation

No Impediment to Overseas Marriages certificates legalization

Ministry of justice attestation on translated documents

Notary Public witnessed documents

Police clearance certificate attestation

Police Letters legalization

Power of Attorney witnessed by a solicitor

Probate documents and wills attestation

Single Status certificates attestation

Solicitor signed documents attestation

Birth Certificate Attestation

Personal Status Certificate Attestation

Singleness Certificate Attestation

Certificate of No Marriage Record Attestation

Death Certificate Attestation

Certificate of Indemnity Attestation

FIR Report Attestation

Experience Letter Attestation

School leaving certificate attestation

Good Conduct certificate attestation

NBI clearance certificate attestation

Process of Attesting Personal Documents

Legal Translation from France (If Necessary)

Notary in France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in France

Process of attesting educational documents

Legal Translation from France (If Necessary)

Ministry of Education in France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in France

Process of Attesting Commercial Document

Concerned authority or Govt. department in France

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France or an Apostille

Embassy or consulate in France

Example of document attestation procedure for use in UAE

Certificate attestation or Legalization Procedure of France document, to be used in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally issued in France.

Documents of France origin – such as Personal, Educational, and Commercial documents have to be attested from Ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) UAE. Prior to Ministry of foreign affairs UAE attestation, the document has to be attested by a notary or ministry of education in France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France and UAE Embassy in France.

*If any embassy or consulate in a particular country is not operational, the document would be directed to the nearest government body, which has the jurisdiction over that country for attestation or an Apostille

BVS Global provides attestation, legalization, authentication, verifications, and Apostille service for personal, educational or commercial documents

We provide attestations, legalizations or apostilles, for any type of France documents for usage in other countries besides the UAE. Kindly note the process may vary depending on the document and the laws of the origin & destination country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be replaced by an apostille, if the origin or destination countries are part of Hague convention 1961. Original certificates may not be required for some countries.

Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements and processes may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions. Please contact our customer service officer for updated fee structure and more information.

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