Attestation & Apostille
At BVS Global, we don’t take guesswork on document certification, certificate attestation, certificate Apostille and legalization services. Our knowledgeable and trained staffs are available to answer your questions and provide step-by-step instructions.
We can certify, legalize, attest, and apostille documents issued from different countries. In additional to our services, we can also process your documents through urgent attestation or normal apostille and attestation for selected embassy and consulate offices. Certifying and legalizing documents is a process involving several government offices.
Apostille and Attestation in India or Legalization is a process of document and certificate authentication observed by international governments. If you want to use document abroad, then local authorities require it to be legalized before it can be considered valid. Each country has its own legalization requirements determined by the type of document being legalized and its intended use. We also provide hassle free education certificate attestation in India.
We guide you at each and every step of the legalization process. By choosing our legalization services, you can:
Know the procedure
Keep the documents ready
Save valuable time
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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 in India
- Marriage, birth and divorce certificates
- Academic Education Certificates such as degree, diploma.
- Certificates of incorporation & Business contracts.
- Documents from British Overseas Territories.
- Certificate of no impediment & Export certificates.
- Religious documents.
Our professional and experienced staffs have many years of experience in authenticating document for different countries. While most countries only require a state apostille, many countries will require your documents to be certified, attested, and legalized through the Consulate office or Embassy. The additional steps are referred to as document legalization services and attestation in India.
Before sending your documents to our office, it’s ideal to contact our staff. We will need to know the type of documents you have and the country requesting for it. The jurisdiction of your documents will fall into one of our apostille offices. Once we get your documents, we will send them to government offices. We can certify and legalize documents within 2 business days.
Certifying, attesting, and legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to non-professionals and untrained employees who do not understand the authentication process and the unique requirements of some countries. Your paperwork could be rejected, costing you money and wasting your valuable time. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact us and get the best results.
The difference between the two processes is in the way the documents are signed and stamped. On 5th October 1961, a convention was held at Hague called the Apostille Convention. Signatories of the Convention affix apostilles on the documents of their citizens instead of attesting them. So, when citizens move from one country to another where both the countries are signatories of the Convention, the documents are apostilled. However, when a citizen moves from a signatory country of the Hague Convention to a non-signatory country, or from a non-signatory country to another non-signatory nation, the documents need to be attested.
The other difference in the process is the Embassy attestation. While in the case of attestation, this is a mandatory process; in the case of an apostille, the attestation from Embassy is usually not required.
The process overall remains the same in both cases. What differs is the stamping format – in case of attestation, the documents are signed and stamped by the authorized officials. Whereas in the case of Apostillization, MEA affixes an Apostille stamp on the documents.
Personal documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, medical certificate, etc. are all first attested or apostilled by the local Notary, then by the State Home Department or the Sub-Divisional Magistrate and then finally by MEA.
Educational certificates are first attested or apostilled by the Notary, HRD Department or SDM and then by MEA. For some countries, there needs to be a Letter from the University accompanying the documents.
Commercial documents are attested or apostilled by the Chamber of Commerce and then by MEA.
In case of attestation, the documents then go in for Embassy attestation mandatory.
The process of attestation and apostille in India is not a simple and straight method. This is a complex and long-drawn method. Hence, people who take help from professional immigration assistance services can relax in peace as the job of running around and getting things done is overseen by experts.
Acceptance or rejection of documents is solely based on discretion of the government authorities concerned. Furthermore, the requirements, process, embassy or consulate fees may vary from time to time depending on the government department’s policies, terms and conditions.
Attested certificates are like pieces of evidence – a legal proof of your identity as well as your qualification, education and work experience. For individuals moving from one country to another, it is their personal and educational certificates that define them in front of the new employer and government. By attesting or Apostillization, you prove beyond doubt to the foreign officials that all relevant information mentioned on the papers is correct and authentic.
In the case of commercial entities, for example, if a company plans to open a branch office in another country, the documents that need to get attested are called commercial papers like the Letter of Incorporation of the organization, trade invoices, export and import bills, tax invoices, etc.
BVS Global offer our services to countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Australia and Saudi embassy attestation in India, Philippines, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, and other countries.