In the view of International rule of Certificate or Documents Legalization, the Countries are divided into two major part, one is non-Hague Conventional Country and on the other hand it is Hague Conventional Country (HCC). The process for Certificate Apostille Attestation and Embassy Legalization also could be completed in the different manner, moreover, the process of Apostille Attestation and Embassy Legalization differ from Country to Country as well as the purpose of the requirement. In the same way the documents are also divided into two types, one is Personal Documents like Birth, Marriage, Degree, Diploma, PCC etc. on the other hand Commercial Documents like Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, Power of Attorney etc. The Apostille Attestation and Embassy Legalization also differ on the basis of the category of the documents. The Personal Documents are also divided into two categories, one is Educational Documents like Degree, Diploma Certificates etc. and on the other hand it is non-Educational Documents like Marriage, Birth, Affidavit, PCC etc. in that case the Apostille Attestation and Embassy Legalization is also different. AbroDEX provides Birth Certificate Apostille Attestation from MEA, Marriage Certificate and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) Apostille from Ministry of External Affairs. Also provides, Commercial Documents Attestation from Notary, Chambers of Commerce, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Legalization from Embassy. Educational Documents like Degree Certificate, Diploma Certificates, Transcript, Mark Sheets Attestation from HRD, GAD, Home Department or Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).
In the World there are around One Hundred and Four Countries who are the Member of Hague Convention and these are called Hague Conventional Country HCC). The Apostille harmony is an International pact summarized by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory Countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory Countries. Such a certification is called an Apostille (It is a French word, and its meaning is Certification). It is an international Certification equivalent to a Notarization in domestic law.
In India, Apostille Attestation is done by the Competent Authorities designated by the Government of India which is party to the convention. A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Examples of designated authorities for Apostille Attestation are Embassies, Ministries, Courts or Local Governments. For example, in India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) is the competent Authority to affix Apostille Attestation on the Certificate.