Indian citizens seeking a job abroad need to obtain an apostille in order for their personal and educational records to be recognized. Apostilles will be issued by the Ministry of External Affairs’ CPV division and will be required for documents such as birth certificates, affidavits, marriage certificates, power of attorney, degrees, and diplomas.
Personal documents need to be first verified by the home departments or general admission departments of the individual’s respective state. Education documents must first be authenticated by the regional authentication center. The MEA will issue the apostilles only after the documents have been initially attested.
The MEA will not issue apostilles for commercial documents that are not covered by the Apostille Convention.