Apostille Authentication of Documents Before Moving Abroad

Get the information about the definition, procedure, importance and advantages about apostille authentication of documents before moving abroad

Many people from India go overseas for various purposes like education, family visit, employment etc. Unfortunately, Indian certificates in their present state are invalid abroad. For example, if you have done a degree from an Indian university, then you can’t use it to get a visa for any overseas country. The reason is that foreign certificates have no credibility in their destination countries. Realizing this problem, The Hague Convention of 1961 enacted a new system of legalization of certificates emerging from the member nations known as Apostille. Apostille authentication is applicable for all your certificates be it educational, commercial and personal. In the following sections, you will get a clear idea about the exact definition, procedure, importance and advantages about apostille authentication of documents before moving abroad.

Definition and procedure of apostille authentication

Apostille is a French word which means certification in the literal sense.  It is a process by which your certificates acquire legal status after being authenticated by the concerned authorities. Different countries have different authorities pertaining to apostille authentication. In India, the Government of India has appointed the Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi to head the apostille authentication process. The process of apostille is very simple. Your original certificates like birth is placed before the MEA authorities along with a Xerox copy and the copy of your passport and your passport size photos and the apostille fees for the document. The MEA authorities will verify the information from the required sources and after confirmation, they will put their signature and seal and an apostille stamp on the document. Congratulations, your birth certificate is ready to be used abroad.

Importance of apostille authentication

Apostille authentication importance cannot be emphasized only on paper. Without it, you will never obtain your dream visa be it study, work or family visa for all Hague Convention Countries. The reason is that overseas authorities want to establish the genuinity of all incoming nationals from abroad. For example, IBM Canada requires that all foreign workers have to get their education and experience certificates apostilled before IBM can sponsor their work visa. The reason is that IBM Canada has to demonstrate to the Canadian authorities, that they are recruiting only bonafide overseas workers and that there are no qualified Canadian citizens who can perform this role.  Similar, is the case for other kinds of visas like family union and study.

Advantages of apostille authentication

Prior to apostille, applicants had to go to different departments for getting their certificates authenticated. This resulted in a lot of inconvenience and wastage of time and money since they had to seek appointments with authorities and bureaucratic procedures are very complicated and time consuming. So apostille has solved all these difficulties by proposing a uniform system of authentication for all types of documents. If your marriage certificate is apostilled in Oman which is apostille member country, then it becomes automatically valid in Canada which also accepts apostille without repeating the apostille process.  Apostille authentication also leads to elimination of fraud and dubious information which can lead to visa rejection and blacklisting of the applicants passport. For a smooth apostille authentication process, you are advised to avail the services of MEA registered companies providing trustworthy and accurate certificate apostille services. For a small service charge, they will undertake the entire process for you and make you reassured. Majority of them also provide a provision for you to check your documents status online .The best way to approach them is by contacting their customer care service.

Step By Step Qatar Attestation Process

Qatar is an absolute monarchy located in the Persian Gulf , sharing border with Saudi Arabia. The capital city is Doha. It has the highest per capital income in the world and its citizens enjoy a high standard of living . The main industry is petroleum and allied industries. Expatriates form the majority of the population, outnumbering the native Qataris. Indians account for the majority of the expatriate population. They are primarily employed in petroleum, healthcare ,  retail industries respectively. To fulfill the demand for attestation  Qatar, the embassy of the kingdom of Qatar has laid down specific procedure for Qatar attestation for Indian origin documents. The main requirements for Qatar embassy attestation are as follows.

  • To obtain employment visa.
  • To secure family residence.
  • To obtain higher education.
  • To take school admission in Qatar.


Certificate attestation for Qatar

Qatar certificate attestation  consists of  educational, non educational and commercial certificates . For educational certificate attestation for Qatar, certain mandatory requirements need to be fulfilled.

  • The degree certificate has to be submitted with final year mark sheet.
  • Only Govt recognized degrees are eligible.
  • Only full time courses which are affiliated to the UGC are eligible.
  • A verification letter from the concerned university, from where the degree originates, has to be submitted along with the degree certificate.

After meeting all these requirements, first the certificate has to be authenticated by the HRD of the

respective state followed  by MEA attestation and ending with Qatar embassy attestation. Regarding non educational certificates, initially the certificates have to be attested by the State Home Department . Then MEA attestation takes place and in the end, Qatar embassy attestation takes place. For commercial certificates , the certificates are attested by the Chamber of Commerce in the beginning . After that, there is MEA attestation and finally Qatar embassy attestation happens.

It is preferable to take the services of an authorized agency for Qatar attestation services to avoid inconvenience and delay. SEPL in Lucknow is providing affordable  Qatar attestation services to candidates since the last ten years.

Birth and Marriage Certificate Apostille Stamp Services

Superb Enterprises is empanelled with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, to offer people of India with MEA Apostille and Attestation services. Indian Apostille certificate can be done on certificate of Educational, Personal and Commercial relevanc like Marriage Certificate Apostille, Birth Certificate Apostille, Degree Certificate Apostille, etc. Certificate Apostille stamp is a square shaped computer generated sticker stamp, pasted on the reverse side of the document by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. MEA Apostille Stamp is a unique stamp having a unique identification number, through which any member country of The Hague convention can check its authenticity online. Once the document is apostilled, then the Apostille Certificate does not require to be attested further from the concerned embassy.

Apostille attestation of Educational Certificates includes certificates like PG Degree Certificate, Pre Degree Certificate, BE Certificate, Diploma Certificate, Nursing Certificate, Mark sheet, SSC Certificate, HSC Certificate, MBBS Certificate, Dentists Certificate, Pharmacy Certificate, B.Ed Certificate, MS Certificate, MD Certificate, B Tech. Certificate, and all the Degree Certificate Apostille services. Apostille attestation of Non-Educational or Personal Certificates includes Leaving Certificate, Police Clearance, Registration Certificate, Power of Attorney Certificate, Marriage Affidavit Certificate, Bona-fide Certificate, Medical Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate Apostille services Apostille attestation of Commercial Certificates includes Export Invoice, Packaging list, Power of Attorney, Certificate of Origin, Certificate of incorporation, Chemical analysis report, Physical analysis report, etc.

An Apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority in a country where the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement for Legalization of Documents is in force. All the above-mentioned services will be delivered at your foot step by SEPL in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar-Punjab, Banglore-Karnataka, Pune-Maharashtra, Kochi-Kerala, Hyderabad-Telangana, Trivandrum-Kerala, Mumbai-Maharashtra, Goa, Lucknow and Dubai- UAE.

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