The process of certifying papers by the appropriate designated authority in the nation of origin in order for the legal system of a foreign host country to accept them is known as attestation, sometimes known as legalization or apostille. Apostille, legalization, and attestation are other terms for this procedure. Depending on the type of document, where it was issued, and the country it is going to, several steps are required for attestation of certifications and legalization of papers. Examples of documents that may require authentication or legalization with an apostille include business paperwork, birth certificates, marriage certificates, and degree certificates.
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Immigration-related documents must go through a lengthy, multi-step process that involves authentication and legalization. Your application for a work permit or visa may be rejected, and in severe situations, you may even be imprisoned or deported, if you don't follow the rules and laws governing the legalization or attestation of documents.
Typically, the following documents must be legalized:
A certificate must be attested in order to be granted a work visa or a student visa to continue one's education abroad. Each and every educational document must be verified at the place of issue, attested by the state-designated agency (Home Department - SHD, Higher Education - HED, or HRD), and then apostilled or authenticated by the Ministry of Education and Accreditation (MEA). Depending on the country you are visiting, you could need both a translation and a legalization from a foreign mission in India.
All documents that aren't related to education or that are for personal use must first be authenticated at the location where they were issued, then they must be attested by the State-designated Authority (State Home/Public/Department), Foreigner's and finally they must be apostilled or authenticated by the MEA. Depending on the country you are visiting, you could need both a translation and a legalization from a foreign mission in India. In some cases, affidavits indicating support may be required.
Before being submitted to the MEA for attestation or apostille, all official documents for business firms, including powers of attorney and affidavits, board resolutions, certificates of incorporation, memorandums of agreement, and articles of association, must first be authenticated by the relevant Chamber of Commerce. Depending on the country you are visiting, you could need translation assistance and legalization from a foreign embassy.