Apostille For Portugal
What is Apostille?
Apostille is a type of attestation issued by the Ministry of External Affairs Government of India valid to all Hague convention countries.
How does apostille look like?
Apostille looks like a square Sticker pasted backside over the certificates, containing details of the certificate and applicant name with serial number and government official seals which proves the legality of the certificate in the Hague Convention members countries.
Why Portugal requires Apostille Process?
Portugal is a member of the Hague Convention; accordingly, Apostille Process requires checking the authenticity of the Certificates.
Is Apostille Process for Portugal being very Complicated?
The apostille process for Portugal is easy. see on this page.
Why does the apostille require Indians?
In India, apostille generally requires students who are studying abroad like Portugal or work abroad.
India has a huge population and having 29 states across the country.
India has over 2,000 institutions across states, every year students travel abroad to their higher education/Work as a dream. which requires students/Jobseekers Apostille on their educational qualification certificates or Scholarships certificates in case of scholarship.
Why Apostille is a lengthy process in India?
Getting Apostille is lengthy to few states in India. because of their Verification Procedure.
Ministry Of External Affairs doesn't issue an apostille on the documents directly without prior verification. so, we should follow the guidelines issued by MEA. see below steps accordingly.
How to Obtain Apostille from MEA?
Authentication of Certificates from State Authentication Departments (MHRD), Home Departments, SDM (Sub-divisional Magistrate Delhi) or GAD.
This Authentication Office takes the original Certificates and after verification from the Issuing Institution puts seal and sign of authenticity, this is a government office under MHRD.
It takes over 1 month to get certificates signed and stamped from HRD. except for few states like Uttar Pradesh.
Documents Requirements for HRD
Original Degree and Xerox
Offer Letter / Admission Letter
All Semester Marksheet Copy
10th + 12the certificates copy
Once you received your Authenticated certificates from the respective department, you may apply for Apostille by MEA through any agency or agent by paying the fees charged.
the apostille process is easy than the above-mentioned authentication process as it takes only 2 working days.
Note: Direct Approach in MEA is not allowed for Individuals.
Original Authenticated Degree
Documents examples, Work Experience Certificates, Birth Certificates, Affidavits, Marriage Certificates, Registration Certificates of professional bodies, Power of Attorney, Death Certificates, Migration Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Internship certificates, Police Clearance Certificates, Medical Certificates, covid 19 vaccination certificate, Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate, Educational Certificates:
Diploma and all other professional degree/certificates, Graduation Degree, Post-Graduation Degree, Doctorate Degree, Matriculation, Intermediate, Certificates, Transfer Certificates, Bonafide Certificates, Transcript Certificates, commercial documents, etc.
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