About Us Apostille Service

General Information

The Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign documents for use in any member country, once an Apostille certificate (including e-Apostille) has been issued by a competent authority of the country where the document originates. Therefore, no further attestation or legalization by an Indian Mission/Post of an apostilled document is required for use in India as India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Copy of a Note on “Issuing and Accepting Apostilles” regarding the provision, is enclosed for ready reference (at the bottom of this page).

The full text of the Hague Apostille Convention and list of its member countries are available at: https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/specialised-sections/apostille

Apostille of Indian Documents by this Embassy

The embassy is not the competent authority for Apostille services for any Indian documents. The apostille of any Indian document has to be done through the Ministry of External Affairs in India.

More information about the Apostille process can be found from the following link

https://mea.gov.in/apostille.htm