Apostille Services in Kolkata
ND Universal is a seasoned Apostille service provider in Kolkata offering quick Apostille services at reasonable costs.
As a leader in the domain, we are well-versed in the Apostille process and if you are going abroad for employment purposes or to pursue higher studies to unlock more opportunities then we are your trusted Apostille service agency in the city.
ND Universal-a leading Apostille certificate company in Kolkata,can also help you with an Apostille if you are looking to migrate permanently or open a new business overseas.
So, before we get down to understanding the process of getting an Apostille in Kolkata, let’s first take a look at what an Apostille is and the reasons you will need it.
What’s an Apostille Document and why is it needed?
An Apostille stamp or sticker is a way to testify to the authenticity of a certificate or document you want to use in one of the Hague countries. Apparently, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and West Bengal Secretariat officials would need to legalize it.
This unique stamp on Apostille will be accredited on presenting original and attested documents.
In fact, getting documents apostilled is required in 92 countries.
Look at the map below to get a better idea, and click on it to see a larger version page with a list of countries.
Reasons You Would Need an Apostille Stamp
Below are the documents you’d need to get apostilled for various reasons. Let’s take a quick look.
Apostille Process at a Glance
Once the Kolkata administration department-issued certificate is verified by the HRD, Home Ministry, or Chamber of Commerce depending on the class of the document, it will be sent to the Ministry of External Affairs or MEA for the final step of Apostilling the document.
Below is your step-by-step guide for personal, educational, and commercial document Apostille in Kolkata.
1. Apostille Process for Educational Documents
- Academic or educational documents are required to be apostilledand the process involves university verification followed by notary attestation. Once this is done,
- These documents will be sent to the HRD department to verify on behalf of the state. And finally, the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) will apostille the documents.
2. Apostille for Personal or Non-Educational Documents
- The process of getting personal/non-educational documents is slightly different. The documents are first attested by the notary before they are sent for the consideration of the SDM or State Home Department.
- Documents verified and attested by these departments are sent to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) for Apostille.
3. Apostille Process for Commercial Documents
- To get your commercial documents apostilled, you’d need to get approval/verification from the Chamber of Commerce. Please note that notarization or state verification is not involved in this process.
- Once the Chamber of Commerce attests the documents, the documents will be forwarded to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) for Apostille.
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Apostille Procedure Timeframes
The Apostille procedure requires assistance from a professional agency as the whole process requires accuracy and precision. The documents have to undergo a series of attestations including the university, notary, state department, HRD, Chamber of Commerce, and the MEA depending on the class of the document you are looking to get apostilled.
Choosing to do it on your own will be extremely time-consuming and doesn’t necessarily guarantee the desired outcome and that’s where we come into the picture.
As a sought-after and reliable apostille service provider in Kolkata, we have immense experience in handling the whole process with utmost ease on your behalf.
It is our sheer pleasure to serve our clients and get them an Apostille in just 5 to 7 working days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I don't have the documents in India. How can Apostille be done?
If you do not have the documents with you then feel free to contact our executive and we will help you in every way possible. You can courier the documents after talking to our executive. Once we get your documents, we will start the process of Apostille.
Is there any extra cost for fast service?
No, we do not charge any extra money for the fast service we offer. We guarantee to get you the apostille documents in just five to seven working days.
My document is issued online. How can Apostille be done?
In case your documents are not printed, you can talk to our executive and after that, you will have to mail us your online copy. We will get a coloured copy of it. We will start the process of apostille immediately and you will receive the document once the process is completed.
Is physical presence required?
You will not have to take any tension about the process as our professionals will work safely and steadily with your documents to get them apostilled within the limited time frame.
What should I do if my original education certificates are lost?
- Submit the Lost Certificate Application to your University or College.
- For applying for a duplicate certificate, you will have to lodge an FIR in the police station of the area where it was lost.
- You will have to obtain a copy of the FIR duly signed by the Duty Officer with the IPC (Indian Penal Code) number on it.
Do you provide free pick-up and drop-off services?
Yes, ND Universal provides free pick-up and drop-off services throughout India. You can contact us and can take the benefits of our free pick up and drop services.