About Us Issuing and Accepting Apostilles

  • The Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign documents for use in any member country, once an Apostille certificate (including e-Apostille) has been issued by a competent authority of the country where the document originates.  

  • It has been observed that some institutes/organizations/establishments in India demand an apostilled document of a member country to be further attested by the Indian Mission/Post in that country. It is clarified that no further attestation or legalization of an apostilled document should be required in India as India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. Czech Republic is also a member country of the convention. 

  • An apostilled document should, therefore, be treated as legalized document in India by all concerned, in accordance with the international obligation under the Hague Apostille Convention. Copy of a detailed note on “Issuing and Accepting Apostilles” may be downloaded hereunder.

  • Note on issuing and accepting apostilles