What is a Birth Certificate Apostille Attestation?

Apostille is a special kind of sticker which is required for documents and certificates which are to be used in some other countries. However, these countries that require apostille attestation of the documents and certificates are those countries that are a part of the Hague Convention. An apostille for a certificate or document is a way of legitimizing whatever is mentioned in that certificate or document.

Apostilled documents and certificates are a way to acquire different types of visas for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention. These documents and certificates which receive apostille are also used for different kinds of verification processes. If you do not have apostilled documents and certificates, you will not be permitted to enter these countries, and the authorities are likely to take strict measures against you in such a case.

The Ministry of External Affairs in India is the government body responsible for providing individuals apostille attestation for their documents and certificates which are legal and authentic. Acquiring apostille for documents and certificates makes a way for them to be used lawfully in some other country that is a part of the Hague Convention. Apostille is thus an important certificate or attestation which authenticates the signature of the government officials on the documents and certificates which have to be used in another country.

Documents Required for Birth Certificate Apostille

There are various documents and certificates which might require apostille attestation in order to be used outside and each of these goes through varied processes of verification. These documents which require apostille can be divided into two distinct categories, major and minor. Out of these, major documents are the ones that are used abroad and minor documents are the ones that act as secondary or supporting documents in the process of verification.

  • Birth Certificate (The primary and the most essential documents required for Birth Certificate Apostille include the original copy of the birth certificate) 
  • Other supporting documents such as Aadhar Card.

Supporting or secondary documents are essential in performing background checks for the authentication and verification of the birth certificate.


Process of Birth Certificate Apostille

Birth Certificate falls under the category of Personal documents. Apostille services in Bangalore for various documents or certificates differ on the basis of the type of documents. The process of Birth Certificate Apostille involves the following steps:

Notary Attestation

This is the first step wherein the birth certificate receives attestation in the form of a signature or stamp from the local notary.

Home Department Attestation

The next step involves verification of the birth certificate from the State Home Department.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Attestation

This step is not always common in the case of birth certificates. It is rarely used. Sub-Divisional Magistrate performs in an individual manner and is an autonomous body.

Receiving Apostille

After all the above steps are done, the Ministry of External Affairs provides you with a sticker with the applicant's name and other details. Often, along with the apostille sticker, a stamp of the Ministry of External Affairs is also given on the document.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are few of the few of the frequently asked questions related to your travel.
1A list of secondary documents which are mandatorily required for verification
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Passport’s photocopies
  • Passport’s application receipt
  • Aadhar Card’s photocopy
  • Visa’s photocopy
2Time Taken To Complete The Process

The Time taken for the completion of the apostille attestation process is dependent on the kind of documents and certificates which require apostille attestation. At the stage of pre-verification, every document goes through a different process. This verification is conducted at various levels such as the local, state, and national level. Once the verification is complete at all these levels, they receive the approval of authorized governmental bodies and in turn, become eligible for the Ministry of External Affairs’ Apostille Stamp.

This process is often time-taking and if you want to get this done individually, it might take you almost a month to complete the process and acquire apostille because in certain cases, different departments hold on to the documents and certificates for a number of verification processes. However, if you wish to receive apostille attestation of your documents faster than it usually takes, you can go in for hiring 99Country as your apostille service provider. 99Country gets an apostille for your documents and certificates in nearly 5 to 7 working days.

3What Is the Cost Of Apostille Attestation?

The entire process of apostille attestation for your documents and certificates demands you to bear a certain cost which depends on the type of documents that need to be apostilled, the number of documents that need to be apostilled, and if the documents require any distinct or special process for the verification to complete. Different authorized bodies are located in different parts of the country and travelling all over the country for verification before applying for an apostille is a time-consuming, stressful, as well as an expensive choice.

In contrast to this, the apostille services which 99Country offers its clients are quite affordable and fast. We get apostille attestation for your documents and certificates in a quick and hassle-free manner and you are not required to pay us anything extra for this. You can contact 99Country anytime in order to avail the best apostille services in Bangalore.

To steer clear of these additional costs, you can avail attestation services provided by 99Country. We at 99Country offer free pick-up and drop-off services for your documents and certificates and get them attested in a week’s time. Thus, neither are you required to travel physically to any of the departments nor do you have to be present anywhere with us throughout the process.

4How To Start the Process?

For starting the process of apostille attestation with 99Country, you need to contact our Executive. Our Executives personally attend to your doubts and queries and also give you detailed information about the process. Any additional formalities required are completed by the Executives. Once this is done, we pick up the documents and certificates from your home or any other specified address. You will be furnished with a receipt for the same. Once the documents reach us, we start with the process immediately.

99Country allows you to keep a track of the entire apostille attestation process online and we also give you updates regularly. In order to ensure the safety of your documents and certificates, we ourselves verify each process being done in an organized manner. Once your documents and certificates receive apostille, we dispatch them safely to you and you can track the return online. The process of receiving apostille is different as per the kind of document requiring apostille. 99Country adheres to all government guidelines and works according to them. Thus, we ensure that all your certificates and documents are verified by authorized governmental bodies. We also offer free pick-up and drop-off services for all your documents.

Our system enables you to keep a track of the progress of the Apostille process online and you will also receive updates from us on a regular basis.

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