SPS Apostille Services’s aim is to simplify the process of document legalization which is also known as having an Apostille Certificate or Apostille Stamp. Most people will only encounter this requirement very rarely so it is quite often the first, and only, time you will need to know about it. We will discuss why you may need to have it done and how to go about it but for definitive information and to get the process under way please visit SPS Apostille Services
When do I need an Apostille?
You will need an Apostille Certificate, also known as the Hague Apostille, when a foreign organization has requested that you have Indian-issued documents legalized as proof of authenticity. In India the Ministry of External Affairs Legalization Office will apply an Apostille Stamp only to Indian-Issued Documents and, once done, they will be usable overseas. There is a reciprocal agreement between countries signed up to Convention 12 of The Hague Convention stating that member states will accept paperwork Apostilled in any of the other member states. Once you have confirmed your Apostille requirements with the receiving overseas authority it is advisable to employ reputable service providers such as SPS Apostille Services to do the work for you. This will save time and money and using someone who is familiar with all the procedures involved will ensure timely, trouble-free completion of your apostille.
What documents can have an Apostille Certificate?
An Apostille Certificate can apply to many different types of document:
1) Educational Documents
2) Non Educational Documents
3) Commercial Documents
4) Personal Documents
How does the Apostille appear on my document?
The Apostille Stamp is applied on the backside of a Document which is fixed permanently to your supplied document. It will then be accepted as authentic in any of the Hague Convention countries. As it is glued and embossed with the Ministry of External affairs Apostille Seal. The certificate contains the following information: Country of origin Name of signatory on the document If the document has been sealed/stamped instead of signed then the details of the authority Place of certification Date of certification Issuing authorities details Certificate number Stamp of issuing authority Authorized signature of authority