Step 1. E Sanad: The MEA also offers online document verification and apostille as part of the larger digitisation of governmental processes. Accessing the E Sanad website will allow for this, and the applicant will then be required to pay a charge. This can be done by visiting the E Sanad website. The applicant will then be required to pay a fee to the portal. The MEA charges Rs. 50 for E Sanad portals. The MEA will receive the applicant’s information and supporting documents, which will be digitally apostille. The attested copies are sent to the applicant’s supplied address and the required apostille stickers. Delhi residents or those applying for apostille in Delhi can use this service for easy access.
Step 2 (Documents not covered by E Sanad): Offline Apostille: For greater accessibility, the apostille and attestation procedure has been decentralised by the Indian government. Branch Secretariat and RPO in 15 cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, New Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, have access to the services. Since the RPO services cover New Delhi, applicants can use the Branch Secretariat and RPO services.
- Personal papers: Notary attestation, then Home/General Administration Department of State/Union Territory. This includes the Home Department or SDM certification in India.
- Educational documents: The following steps are notary attestation, State/Union Territory Educational Department attestation, and SDM attestation. Countries that demand HRD verification adhere to a procedure that starts with university verification and ends with HRD verification.
- Business documents: Chambers of Commerce or the appropriate institution