Appostille (certified copy) Procedure in India.

India is a signatory to Hague Convention about appostille documents. India’s Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal Ministry to issue the appostille certificate of documents. It has out-sourced this service to following  five Outsource Agencies: (for submission of documents at CPV Division, New Delhi)

  • (1. (a) M/s IVS Global Service Pvt. Ltd., 109, New Delhi House, 27 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi (Phone No.011-65659515/9516, 09911817661, 0987124558, Fax 011-43115800, Website www.ivsglobal.in, Email:info@ivsglobal.net)
  • (b) M/s IVS Collection Centre, Chamber No. 159, Gate No. 6, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi (Phone No. 09873522829, 09811056135)
  • (c) IVS Collection Centre, Shop No. 2, Dada Building (Ist Floor), Near Hotel Centre Point, BMC Chowk, Jallandhar (Phone No. 0181-4610925, 09876365925, 09814951856)
  • 2. (a) M/s Superb Enterprises, 100 G, LGF 8A, Milap Building, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, ITO, New Delhi-110002 (Phone No.011-23355999, 8527270999, Fax No.011-23350999, Website:www.superbenterprisesindia.com, E-mail:att@superbenterprisesindia.com
  • (b) M/s Superb Enterprises, SCO-52, Office No. 6, Basement Sector 9D, Chandigarh 160009 (Phone No.0172-4014999).
  • 3. (a) M/s VFS Global Services, Attestation-Collection Centre, S-2 Level (Upper Ground Floor), Block-E, International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019 (Phone No.011-40548204).
  • (b) SCO 186-187, Ground Floor (Back Side), Sector 8C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh (Contact: Mr Talvinder Singh TalvinderS@vfsglobal.com)(c) 2nd Floor, Aurum House, Dadyseth Lane, Adjacent to Babulnath Temple, Babulnath, Mumbai (Contact: Ms. Neeyati Khokhani NeeyatiK@vfsglobal.com)(d) Prestige Atrium, No. 1, Central Street, Bangalore (Contact: Mr. Aravindh Mohan AravindhM@vfsglobal.com)
  • 4. M/s Cox & Kings Global Services, GF Kamal Cinema Commercial Complex, Block A&B, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110029 (Phone No.011-26197635, & Cox & Kings Global Service, Indra Place H Block Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001 (Phone 011-23738811)
  • 5. (a) M/s BLS International Services Ltd. 910 Indra Prakash Building, 21, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi 110001 (Phone No. 011-23765018, 8595166078, 8595166109; Email:info@blsattestation.com)
  • (b) M/s BLS International Services Ltd., SCO 37/38, Sector 17 C, 3rd Floor, Office No. 4, Near Bathura King, Chandigarh 160022 (Phone No.0172-4666076)

For those residing in other states may check this link of MEA official page:

http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm

Do not waste money by paying to touts. The fee is nominal:

Fee for Apostille and Normal Attestation: A fee of Rs. 50/- is payable by means of Postal Order drawn in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer (PAO), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, for Apostille on each document. Normal Attestation is done free of cost.

The fee chargeable by the outsource agencies per document for apostille/normal attestation will be Rs.22/- (Personal document), Rs.18/- (Educational document) and Rs.16/- (Commercial document).

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