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Apostille / Authentication

Many are confused between the term Attestation and Apostille. Difference between Attestation and Apostille is given below for your reference-

Apostille

An “Apostille” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961.Some of the countries which are part of this convention are – Oman,UK,USA,Bahrain,India, Germany etc.

Attestation 

An “Attestation” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that does not participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. Some of the countries which are part of this convention are – UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi etc

Which documents can be Apostilled?

All legal documents can be Apostilled. Some of the documents which we Apostille on a regular basis are the birth certificate, marriage certificate and education certificates (diploma and degree).

Need of Apostille

We need to have our documents Apostilled before we submit the documents to government departments. Some of the reasons why we need to have our documents Apostilled.

  • When applying for VISA in Apostille countries(Oman/Bahrain/ USA/UK etc)
  • Enrolling for higher education in Apostille countries.
  • At the time when applying for Insurance.
  • Sponsoring spouse or family members to Apostille countries.
  • When applying for police clearance certificate.
  • Establishing new company or opening a branch in hague convention countries(Apostille Countries).

Apostille / Authentication – Process involved in Apostille

Let me give you an example on how Apostille is done for Indian certificates.Notary Public Verification – Sub divisional Magistrate – Ministry of External Affairs – Apostille. Like ways the process fluctuates depending upon the issuing country of a document.

We AOT(attestation on time) will verify your documents and can share you the details involved in authenticating your documents. Our Apostille service is quick, convenient for customers, and saves your time and money.

Kindly call us for free advice regarding Apostille . You can reach us at +971 55 55 14 789 or write us at info@attestationontime.com