A procedure through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states.
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The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, on Private International Law abolished the requirement of repeated Legalization of foreign public documents by the governments of different countries. It defines the procedures through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. All original documents requiring attestation or Apostille should be first authenticated by the designated authorities of the State from where the document has been issued.
The Ministry of External Affairs legalizes the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government. India is a member of the Hague Convention, abolishing the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents. Apostille is acceptable in 98 member-countries of the Convention. Visit HCCH www.hcch.net for list of countries. Apostille is done for educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates etc, and personal documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney; etc .It is an international certification comparable to a notarization in domestic law.
THE MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE HAGUE CONVENTION
|Albania||Andorra||Antigua and Barbuda||Argentina|
|Brunei Darussalam||Bulgaria||China(Macau)||China(Hong Kong)|
|Republic of Monaco||Montenegro||Namibia||Netherlands|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Saint Lucia||Saint Vincent Grenadines||Samoa|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Turkey||Ukraine||UK|
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