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Document Legalization, India – How, Where & Why Do We Need It? 

Document Legalization India

Documents are an integral part of our lives from birth till death and the journey in between. While any piece of paper, written or printed, that serves relevant information or acts as an official record can be termed a document, we will focus on what’s deemed as “Public Documents”.

Public documents can be of three different types – 

There are 3 types of documents that can be attested or apostilled by the MEA – 

1. Personal Document – Entails information regarding an individual’s identity such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, government IDs, and likes.
2. Educational Document – Entails information regarding an individual’s grades, subjects pursued, college/university, course duration, and likes. It is often considered a personal document itself.
3. Commercial Document – Entails essential information for the commercial transaction of goods and services. 

Document Legalization 
Legalisation is the legal procedure of authenticating or certifying the authenticity of documents, usually with the assistance of official signatures and stamps. A copy is legalised, especially to get accepted in a foreign country.
Types Of Document Legalization 
Document legalisation in India can be categorised into two different types, namely –
Attestation attestation legally acknowledges the authenticity of documents by authorised officials at the regional, state, national, and international levels. A copy is considered to be attested with the final stamping at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at the centre and then by the destination country’s Embassy.
Apostille – Apostille was introduced in India in 2005 to make the legalisation process more efficient and less time-consuming for applicants. Apostille is only accepted by the 117 member countries of the Hague Convention. The Ministry Of Affairs also completes the shorter procedure.

Purpose Of Document Legalization

1. To enable foreign judicial and civil officials to verify the authenticity of the emigrating student’s or employee’s documents.
2. To enable the foreign host country’s legal system to recognise the authenticity of commercial documents furnished by entrepreneurs.
3. For conducting law-related affairs within the country that requires the verification and legalisation of documents.

Common Challenges Of Document Legalization 
Time-Consuming – The process of legalisation can get rather lengthy and complicated for applicants and overwhelm them when they need to focus on travelling to a new country altogether.
Rejection – Even a tiny mistake like a missing seal/signature or date can get the document rejected by the MEA or embassy. And the whole process needs to be repeated.
Safety of Documents – It is not uncommon for applicants to lose their original documents, which leads to a much bigger problem.
Unrealistic Service Charges – If one gets stuck with the wrong agency, they may have to pay a lot more than required to get the job done. People even get misled into rejection even after spending good money.

The Solution – Excellent Educational Agency
From picking up your document to getting them attested and delivered to your doorstep with utmost safety, we conduct the procedure with the highest efficiency level. Although it may differ from case to case, it usually takes 7-15 days for us to get your documents attested without any hassle.
Our service charges are the most reliable, keeping us afloat in the industry for years now. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and start the legalisation procedure with our seasoned experts. 

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