The Ministry of External Affairs outsourced its Apostille/Attestation services from March 1, 2012. After outsourcing of collection and delivery of documents by MEA, no documents for apostille are accepted by MEA directly. The original document is to be submitted directly to the outsourced agencies along with a photocopy of the document and a photocopy of the Passport of the applicant for Apostille India.
There are three basic types of attestations:
State attestation is required before MEA attestation, where depending on the type of document, relevant state attestation is required. For example in case of educational documents, attestation from State Education Department is required. In case of personal documents, Home Department or General Administration Department of the concerned state should attest the document prior to attestation by the MEA
MEA Attestation or Apostille
MEA attestation or apostille is done only after attestation by the relevant state authorities
Embassy attestation is done after the MEA attestation/apostille
FACTS Transcripts and Verification is committed to delivering a world-class experience as we are partnered with outsourced agencies of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to collect the certificates/ documents for MEA Attestation and Apostille Documents from the individuals. It is relevant to mention that the MEA Apostille original documents and do not Apostille photocopies of the documents. deliver the same attested documents to the individuals/applicants.