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Northern Ireland

Apostille Documents Services for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a small country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and beaches located on the southeast side of Europe.

Apostille is a mandatory required legalisation process for Northern Ireland as a member of Hauge Convention. To be valid in the country of Northern Ireland, the documents merely need to be attested by an apostille certificate with a "apostille" stamp on it by the issuing origin of state or country authorities. In India, these legal attestations are overseen by the Indian government. Ministry of External Affairs is in charge of verifying information and apostille the documents as authenticated documents.

What is Apostille?

Apostille is a computer-generated legal sticker with a six-month validity period and a unique identifying number. On the sticker, the applicant's name, the document's name and date of issuance is indicated with the name of authority person who stamped the document.

Why do you need Apostille for Northern Ireland?

As an official member of Hauge Convention, the country demands visitors to authenticate and attest their documents through a apostille process approved worldwide for all countries listed in Hauge Convention.

Apostille for Northern Ireland is needed when a person seeks job, residential permit, work permit, study permit or any business opportunity in the country. They have to get their set of official documents apostilled through Ministry of External Affairs in India. Apostille is needed to submit the proof of your original documents and legitimacy of the person visiting Northern Ireland.

To avoid last-minute rejections, you must constantly be cautious to avoid any errors during the Apostille procedure.

Procedure of Apostille for Northern Ireland

The process of apostille is step by step procedure done by official persons with authority at central and state levels. The process for Northern Ireland is mentioned below.

  1. Human Resource Department or Home Department Authentications of documents is done through Human resource departments and HD. They verify the documents from the place where the certificate has been issued and finally attest the document with HRD or HD seal at back side of the document.
  2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) After all, pre authentications and attestation. The final apostille process take place at central level from MEA. They check and verify all the pre-authentications and then apostille sticker is applied at the back side of the document as a validate proof of authenticity for travel purposes.

You do not need to seek embassy attestation for Northern Ireland as apostilled documents are officially enough for the acceptance in the country to obtain visa for Northern Ireland.

Types of Documents for Apostille

The documents are classified into three groups as Educational, Personal and Commercial documents. Every group of documents have different process to be followed for apostille.

  • Educational Documents All academic certificates and documents of an individual are apostilled under educational documents such as 10th, 12th, marksheets for 10th and 12th, Ug certificate, P G certificates, any diploma, doctorate or engineering degrees etc.

    Apostille Process includes

    1. Authentication by State Human Resource Department (HRD)
    2. Apostille by MEA
  • Personal Documents Documents which display personal information of person are apostilled under personal documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, divorce certificate, medical certificate etc.

    Apostille process includes

    1. Pre-Authentication by State Home Department
    2. Apostille by MEA
  • Commercial Documents All business associated certificates and documents are apostilled as a part of commercial documents. They include business registration certificate, certificate of origin, power of attorney, certificate of origin.

    Apostille process includes

    1. Pre-Authentication by recognised Chamber of Commerce (COC)
    2. Apostille by MEA

Essential Documents Needed for Northern Ireland Apostille

  • Passport Copy and Passport Size Photograph
  • Original Set of Documents or Certificates to be attested
  • Copies for Semester Results or Offer Letters, Employment etc
  • Company letter on its letterhead and other related documents for commercial documents.

All documents should be submitted in good condition.

Normal Process Time Required for Document Apostille Process for Northern Ireland

It usually takes 1-2 weeks for processing documents for Northern Ireland, you may speed up the process in case of emergency situations.

Why choose SEPL for Apostille Attestation

Superb Enterprises Pvt Ltd is a legal apostille agency operating from a very long time. SEPL holds an official position as an outsourcing company of Ministry of External Affairs on their panel in India. SEPL delivers quality services at affordable charges assuring secured process for Northern Ireland apostille at all levels. SEPL have apostille experts who follows proper process of apostille performing all pre authentications required initially. SEPL ensures hassle-free customer experience as your trusted agency. Choose SEPL to have your documents apostilled for Northern Ireland. You can always visit our branch offices and contact us through our serviceable phone numbers.

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