India, since 2005, is a member of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, that abolished the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents. Apostille is acceptable in 105 member-countries of the Convention. Apostille is done for personal documents like birth/death/marriage certificates, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, etc. and educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates, etc. Any document Apostilled in one member country is acceptable in all the other 104 member-countries, a signatory to the referred convention of 1961 thus greatly simplifying the process of attestation by making it needless to get the documents attested in each or for each of the countries separately. Know More...
You will need an Apostille if all of the following apply:
The country where the document was issued is a party to the Apostille Convention; and
The country in which the document is to be used is a party to the Apostille Convention; and
The law of the country where the document was issued considers it to be a public document; and
The country in which the document is to be used requires an Apostille in order to recognize it as a foreign public document.