Apostille for France
Apostille of Documents for France
Apostille is a legal attestation process for authenticate personal and professional documents. France is a western European country.
As a member of Hauge Convention, France officially recognises and approve Apostille as a necessary requirement to permit entry in their country. Apostille is a legal authentication that verifies the legitimacy of one’s documents. For India, Central government is responsible to perform the apostille for Korea. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India issues apostille that are generally accepted by the France government and the France Embassy.
What is Apostille?
Apostille is an official sticker with the name of the applicant, the name of the document, the name of the officer applying the stamp, and the date of issuance. It is basically a computer-generated sticker with a validity of six months period.
Why do you need Apostille for France?
Any documents of the person willing to travel to the countries listed under Hauge Convention requires an Apostille.
There could be several reasons to need apostille such Work permit, Study visa, Family visa, Resident Visa, Sponsor visa and Business visa.
To travel to France, the person needs to get their documents apostilled for their travel purposes. They will not be permitted to obtain visa for France until and unless their documents have been apostilled.
The process is important to ensure safety to proclaim the authenticity and trust of an individual.
To avoid last-minute issues, Travellers planning to fly to France should maintain a proper and error-free process of Apostille for France.
The procedure of Apostille for France
Apostille for documents and certifications is done through different departments of government at the state and Central levels. They are pre attested through various departments before final apostille.
- Human Resource Department or Home Department - Here the document is authenticated from a respective State HRD or State HD authorities where it has been issued. As a pre-authentic attestation, the HRD seal is put on the document.
- Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)- Once the document is authenticated at the State government level by HRD or Home Department thereafter the document is Apostilled by MEA by placing an Apostille Sticker on the back of the document with a computer-generated unique identification number.
Please note that once your documents are Apostilled by MEA, you do not need attestation from France Embassy. Apostille attestation is acceptable to obtain a visa for France.
Types of Documents for Apostille
Educational, personal, and commercial documentation are the three types of documentation that can be used for attestation. Depending on the origin and type of document, there is different procedures to be followed respectively.
Process for Educational Documents
These documents consist of your academic certificates of class 10,12, UG, PG, PHD, diploma is attested as valid proof of your qualifications.
The Apostille process includes
- Authentication by State Human Resource Department (HRD)
- Apostille by MEA
Process for Personal Documents
Documents like birth, marriage, divorce, medical etc are attested as valid proof of your personal information.
The Apostille process includes
- Authentication by State Home Department.
- Apostille by MEA
Process for Commercial Documents
Commercial documents are business-related documents that include registration, power of attorney, articles of association, certificate of origin etc to be attested as proof for your business information.
Apostille process includes
- Authentication by recognised Chamber of Commerce (COC)
- Apostille By MEA
Essential Documents Needed for France Apostille
- Original Documents and Certificates to be attested
- Passport Size Photograph
- Passport Copy
- Copies for Semester Results or Offer Letters, Employment etc
- Company letter on its letterhead and other related documents for commercial documents.
Normal Process Time Required for Document Apostille Process for France
The process usually takes few working days depending upon the process that needs to be followed. You can fast track the process in case of necessity.
Why choose SEPL for Apostille Attestation
SEPL is one of the best recommended apostille service providers in India. Superb Enterprises is a legal outsourcing firm officially listed on the panel of MEA. SEPL has extensive experience of providing apostille and attestation services. SEPL assures quality attestation services without compromising your safety. Choose SEPL for hassle-free apostille process at a reasonable cost. We have expert SEPL professionals to help you for processing an apostille for France.
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