How to get Attestation/Apostile of Birth Certificates

All original documents requiring attestation or Apostille should be first authenticated by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory from where the document has been issued. The Ministry of External Affairs legalises the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce; hence it does not take responsibility of the contents of the documents.In case of personal documents, Home/General Administration Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory are the designated authorities. In case of educational documents, the documents should first be authenticated by the Education Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce. The details of the Regional Authentication Centres (RACs) in the States/Union Territories from where the documents should first be authenticated are given below.As a result to outsourcing of receipt and delivery of documents for attestation/apostille with effect from July 2012, no document from individuals is accepted at the Ministry of External Affairs Counter at CPV Division, Patiala House Annexe, New Delhi. The original document is to be submitted directly to the five outsourced agencies (mentioned below) along with a photocopy of the document and a photocopy of the Passport of the applicant. Ministry will not legalize the photocopies. However, applicant can submit documents directly at four Branch Secretariats.

 

List of State department for Attestation and Legalization for Apostille

http://www.gurukulgalaxy.com/pages/view/8348/list-of-state-department-for-attestation-and-legalization-for-apostille

 

More info @

http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm

 

 

    • GurukulGalaxy
      GurukulGalaxy

      Since Netherlands follows 'the hague convention', legalization from ducth embassy is not required for birth certificate.

      Apostilled form ministry external affairs is required. Only thing to remember and important is the date of issue of birth certificate is within 6 month

      • GurukulGalaxy
        GurukulGalaxy

        Divya Experience in Bangalore

        This is what I did blore!gotto Bangalore 1 and pay 105 RS for each form, one form ur birth certificate and the marriage certificate separately. Take 2 copies each of the certificates and then head to regional commissioner office at shantinagar. Submit the form and copies of the certificates. Go the next day and they will give u a letter after which u can go the birth and death certificate office near upparpet police station( if born in Bangalore)majestic and submit the form and similarly to the register office where it was registered.

        Once they attest, submit the forms back to the regional office and it should be done in 2 days time.

        Post that submit the attested forms to the VFS office near Safina plaza. Please check for the exact address with just dial. They will charge u 585 RS per form.submit along with a copy of ur passport.it will take a weeks time to apostle from the MEA. It will reach u by courier.

        Tips:

        1. Please remember all these officers will be rude.
        2. Please tip the guys at the birth and death office and sub register office if work has to be done immediately.
        3. The collecting officer at the regional office is very arrogant just be nice to her, bez r work will not be done otherwise. Take the telephone number from her and call before u go there to collect the papers.u will go there 3 times in total.

        4. Remember they will make u wait for a long time assuming that we have no other work bear it with a smile!

        5. Carry a water bottle, some nik nacs, book, iPod or anything that will help u kill time!

        • GurukulGalaxy
          GurukulGalaxy

          Divya Experience in Bangalore

          This is what I did blore!gotto Bangalore 1 and pay 105 RS for each form, one form ur birth certificate and the marriage certificate separately. Take 2 copies each of the certificates and then head to regional commissioner office at shantinagar. Submit the form and copies of the certificates. Go the next day and they will give u a letter after which u can go the birth and death certificate office near upparpet police station( if born in Bangalore)majestic and submit the form and similarly to the register office where it was registered.

          Once they attest, submit the forms back to the regional office and it should be done in 2 days time.

          Post that submit the attested forms to the VFS office near Safina plaza. Please check for the exact address with just dial. They will charge u 585 RS per form.submit along with a copy of ur passport.it will take a weeks time to apostle from the MEA. It will reach u by courier.

          Tips:

          1. Please remember all these officers will be rude.
          2. Please tip the guys at the birth and death office and sub register office if work has to be done immediately.
          3. The collecting officer at the regional office is very arrogant just be nice to her, bez r work will not be done otherwise. Take the telephone number from her and call before u go there to collect the papers.u will go there 3 times in total.

          4. Remember they will make u wait for a long time assuming that we have no other work bear it with a smile!

          5. Carry a water bottle, some nik nacs, book, iPod or anything that will help u kill time!

          • GurukulGalaxy
            GurukulGalaxy

            This is how it works for ppl born in bangalore....
            1. Upgrade old yellow bc to new digitally signed certificate at birth and death dept.( takes max 2 weeks)
            2. State attestation at regional commissioners office(takes 2 weeks and lot of travelling involved)
            3. Mea Appostalisation through agencies ( cost varies from 600- 1500/-, and takes 1-3weeks)