Indian documents can be authenticated for use overseas by the issuance of an apostille sticker at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Consular-Passport-Visa Division in New Delhi.
Documents with apostilles from the MEA do not require authentication at the U.S. Embassy or a Consulate General; they are ready to use in the United States.
Indian apostilles apply to public documents such as:
- birth certificates
- death certificates
- marriage certificates
- powers of attorney
- court documents
- notarial acts
- matriculation and secondary level education certificates.
Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal Ministry for consular legalization i.e. attestation/apostille of documents for use in India and abroad. This service is being provided by the Ministry of External Affairs at the following locations
Contact information for government offices
Location of MEA
Ministry of External Affairs (CPV Division)
Patiala House, Tilak Marg (near India Gate)
New Delhi – 110 001