Apostille for India

Do you need an Apostille for India?

Documents issued from or notarized in California will require legalization/attestation from the Consulate General of India in San Francisco.  Some people may also refer to the San Francisco Consulate as the Embassy of India.  The actual Embassy of India is located in Washington, D.C.

Authenticating documents for India is a two or three step process depending on the type of documents you have.  For example, a Power of Attorney for India will first require notarization prior to receiving the California State Apostille.

India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any official document destined for this country requires an Apostille from the California Secretary of State’s office. India joined the Hague Apostille Convention on July 14, 2005. (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents).

We provide fast same-day California Apostille Services.  Our office in San Francisco can apostille your documents in 2-3 business days while our Los Angeles office can process your documents the same-day they are received.

Common documents we authenticate are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Confidential Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Check (FBI, DOJ, Police, Sheriff)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent
  • Adoption
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Commercial Invoice

Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States. You can also visit a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate and have your documents notarized there. If your documents originated from India, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.

If you are currently in India or another country and need help to obtain your legal documents, please Contact Us and let us know how we can help. Certain documents will require notarization prior to an Apostille and a local U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office will have a notary on staff to assist you.

Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!