Birth Certificate Apostille and Attestation Services
Birth certificate is the very first document that you receive from the Government after your birth. The birth certificate has your name, date of birth, parents name, and other such important information. A birth certificate is an important proof of your date of birth. Being a child, it got you admission into a school and it is a crucial document for getting a passport too. Are you planning to move overseas to a foreign nation for employment opportunities or for setting up a new business venture? Are you worried about apostille for the foreign country? Don’t worry, BVS Global is there to help you out.
Your birth certificate is accepted as a legal proof in India. However, for it to be accepted overseas, it needs to be certified or attested. This is exactly what Apostille does. Apostille of a birth certificate is its legalization by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to prove its authenticity in a foreign country. The MEA is the only exclusive government body that has the authority to provide an Apostille. Apostille is nothing but a unique sticker issued by the MEA that carries a unique number. Using this unique tracking number, the foreign nation can verify the legitimacy of your birth certificate. Apostille attestation stamp is affixed behind the original birth certificate.
Birth Certificate Apostille is accepted by the foreign nations that are a part of the Hague Convention. Nearly 117 countries are a part of the Hague Convention. If the destination country that you are planning to shift to is a Hague Convention country, birth certificate Apostille is a must. Most international countries are members of the Hague Convention.
Our Process and Requirements
At BVS Global, we follow a systematic procedure to make things convenient for the applicants to obtain a birth certificate apostille.
Step # 1: Knowing your destination country
The first and foremost step that we do is check whether your destination country is a part of the Hague Convention list or not. If it is a Hague nation, you can either go in for state attestation or SDM (Sub-divisional Magistrate) attestation followed by the MEA apostille. However, if the country that you are planning to relocate to is not a Hague nation, the procedure involves Embassy attestation too after the MEA apostille is done.
Step # 2: Choice between State Attestation or SDM Attestation
We give you two options to choose from – either state authentication or SDM authentication of your birth certificate before proceeding to the MEA apostille. You are free to make your own choice. State authorization is time consuming and quite a complex process. On an average, it takes about 3-4 weeks for the entire process to get completed. On the other hand, SDM attestation is quite easy and less time consuming too in comparison to state attestation. Generally, it takes around 4-7 days for SDM attestation. We recommend SDM attestation if the country that you are planning to relocate to is a Hague nation.
Step # 3: Pricing
Depending on the nature of your requirement of birth certificate apostille, we communicate to you the charges. We have a fixed price policy in place. We also let you know the official fee you would be required to pay online for the MEA birth certificate apostille.
Step # 4: Document collection and State/SDM attestation
Our executive comes to your doorstep to collect your original birth certificate, photocopy of your passbook and two passport size photographs. Once this is done, we verify your birth certificate by cross checking with the government department. After this, our team proceeds with either state or SDM attestation.
Step # 5: MEA Apostille
Only after the authentication of your birth certificate is done by the state authority or SDM, we send it for MEA apostille. The MEA apostille of your birth certificate is only successfully completed if the document is attested properly by the state official.
Step # 6: Update
Once your birth certificate has been sent to the MEA, we get a tracking number. Using this tracking number we check the status of your apostille and update you regularly about the same.
How can we assist?
There are several companies offering birth certificate apostille services in India. However, there are some things that make us different from the rest. Here is how BVS Global can help you.
1) Fast turnaround time
With BVS Global, you can always expect a prompt response for everything. If you are running short of time and need your birth certificate apostille quickly, we have the potential to expedite the process so that you receive your document within the shortest possible time frame.
We have been into attestation and apostille of all key documents for many years. BVS Global is committed to delivering professional services. Our professional approach to everything that we do makes us a class apart.
3) Door step services
Our trained and experienced executives collect the certificate and other documents from your home or office and also deliver them once the MEA apostille is done. We ensure that your original certificate is handled carefully by our executives and returned to you with utmost care after MEA apostille.
4) No involvement of third-party
While most apostille service providers outsource the work to a third-party, BVS Global does everything in-house. This ensures that all your information remains confidential with us.
5) One-stop shop
We are a one-stop-shop place for all your Apostille services. In addition to birth certificates, we also specialize in apostille of personal and professional documents.
6) Fixed pricing structure
We have a fixed pricing structure for all our services depending on your requirements. This is because we don’t like to bargain and neither want you to do so. At the same time, our prices are budget friendly.
7) Client-centric approach
Everything we do revolves around our clients. We follow a client centric approach for all our services.
8) Complete transparency
We maintain complete transparency in everything, from start to end. Although we do things on your behalf, you are informed about everything throughout the process.