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Is Your Certificates Secure with Us??

September 26th, 2012 | Posted by Arshad in Apostille - (Comments Off)

Attestation or Authentication Procedures are very complicated. Due to these complications, Travel Agencies, Sub Agents and Agents choose the easy way out because duplicate attestation is a low cost and time saving procedure apart from being outright fraud.

Many agents carry out fake attestations on the original certificates without the knowledge of the certificate holder. Some departments do not check the originality of the previous attestation, before doing their own department’s attestation on a certificate .Presently there is no online facility available to check the originality of authenticated documents and hence most of the times, fake attestations go unnoticed. Hence even the document owner is incapable of detecting a fake attestation.

Usually these fakes are caught while submitting the documents to a prospective employer. Result: LIFE BAN. Once a certificate with a duplicate Attestation /Authentication seal and signature by authorities is apprehended, the document owner will be charged under the law and convicted. The punishment is definitely a jail term for deceiving and swindling the Government. This is because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned with the genuinity of the attestation on the document. Fake attestation amounts to duping the government and is not tolerated. Many such cases have come to light in the Middle Eastern media.

The punishment will be handed to the document owner and not the agents. Moreover if these documents are seized in the Middle East or Europe, it results in a direct LIFE BAN in all countries as immigration information is shared by all the countries. Thus your dreams and hopes of a better life will disappear forever.


Beware..! Fake Attestation..! Avoid Life Ban Abroad
even before boarding your flight!!

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Certificate Apostille

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by Arshad in Apostille - (Comments Off)

Apostille is a certificate which verifies and confirms the seal and signature of person who authenticates the document. There are designated authorities in every country to issue apostille certificates or legalization. Apostilles are commonly issued for various documents related to adoption cases, for commercial documents, for educational documents and for court records, land records, school documents and patent applications.

Not all countries can issue apostille, but only the countries who had signed ‘Hague agreement for abolishing the need for public documents’. Once apostille is obtained, it is automatically considered ‘valid’ and ‘acceptable’ in all the 98 hague convention countries.
The following are considered as public deeds within the meaning of that Hague Convention:
· Any document issued by an authority or by an official covered by a jurisdiction of the State, including those coming from the public prosecutor, a clerk of the court or a bailiff;
· Administrative documents such as deeds from the public records office;
· Notarial deeds;
· Official declarations such as references of registration, visas for a set date and certifications of signature, applied to private agreements.

Procedure for apostille of Indian documents are as follows:


1. Home department Authentication (HRD)
2. Apostille Sticker from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)


1. Subdivisional magistrate
2. Apostille sticker from Ministy of External Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions & answers

1. What is the Hague Convention

A. On October 5, 1961, many nations joined to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. This group of nations is known as the Hague Convention. They adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that is internationally recognized by all member nations.


A. An Apostille is the legalization of a document for international use (only in the member countries of the Hague Convention) . On October 5, 1961, many nations joined to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. This group of nations is known as the Hague Convention. They adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that is internationally recognized by all member nations.
Why do I need an Apostille?
In order for documents to be accepted and recongised abroad in another country, they will most likely need to be legalised for authenticity. The body or organisation which you are presenting the documents to should be able to advise you whether you need to have them Legalised / Apostilled. You can obtain advice generally from the relevant Government Department, Educational Establishment, Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of the country concerned in London.
What exactly does ‘Apostille’ mean?
When you present a legal document in a foreign country, it is often very difficult to determine whether the document is genuine and legal. In 1961, the process for legalising documents for use abroad was abolished and replaced by a simple certificate of authenticity, called an ‘Apostille’, under the Hague Convention.
An ‘Apostille’ is a certificate that is attached to an official legal document to verify that the signatory on your document is genuine and person who signed your document is a recognised and authorised person of the organisation that issued the document. Each Apostille is dated, given a unique reference number and registered.
Will an Apostille be accepted by the country      where I am presenting my document?
We are unable to offer specific advice on whether an Apostille will be accepted by the Country where you are presenting the document. There are 69 Member States of the Hague Convention who will recognise and accept an Apostille Certificate. If your country is not listed on our Member States page, please check with the country where you intend to present your document.


A. Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, China (Macau), China (Hong Kong), Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, FYR of Macedonia, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (U.K.), United States of America, Venezuela.


A. Algeria, Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi,Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Kyrgyz Stan, Niger, Singapore, Uzbekistan


A. An Embassy Legalization is required, when the country where you intend to use your documents is a non-member of the Hague Convention


A. Almost every kind of document including: Birth Certificate, Adoption Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Death Certificate, Power of Attorney, School Diploma and/or Transcripts, Corporate Documents, Affidavits, Identity documents and/or Passports, Deeds and Wills, Agreements, Bills of Sale, Proof of Ownership, Private Documents.


A. Yes, we provide services from India, UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Nepal, etc. Please contact us to find out more details about countries


A. Time frame is vary country to country There is express service available for some countries within 7 business working days


September 24th, 2012 | Posted by Arshad in Apostille - (1 Comments)

It is news for the Indian Expats residing in Oman or the ones who are in-bound to Oman for various purposes! Whether it is Indian Apostille for Oman or Oman Apostille from India the documents apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and its designated authorities are no longer required to be submitted at the Embassy of India, Muscat for attestation.

Document attestation/apostille has become mandatory in Oman as both India and Oman are member states of the Apostille Convention (1961). Documents that need to be attested include birth, death and marriage certificates, driving licences, affidavits, Power of Attorney, degrees, diplomas and matriculation and secondary school certificates.

The Ministry of External Affairs, India is the nodal Ministry for consular legalisation and Apostille of documents for use abroad. The Attestation Cell in the Ministry of External Affairs will accept pre-authenticated documents. All original certificates/ documents requiring Oman attestation/apostille should be pre-authenticated by the designated agencies in the state from where the document has been issued. In case of personal documents requiring Indian Apostille for Oman, Home Department/General Administration Department are the designated authorities.In case of educational documents for Apostille for Oman, State Governments have opened Regional Authentication Centres (RACs) in the States from where the document should first be attested.The Ministry of External Affairs, India attests/apostilles the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the state government/union territory/chambers of commerce.

For Oman Apostille, Genius attestation can come to your rescue and save you a lot of time and energy. Apostille for Oman is done in jet speed so that your daily life is also not affected and you are at the best of your comfort at all times. Call us today for a hassle-free certificate apostille and attestation!

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