Apostille Indian Vital Records

Apostille Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates in India for use in Europe and abroad

Apostille Indian Birth death marriage certificates

We attest Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates issued in India with Apostille stamps from the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

Birth, marriage and death certificates issued in India can be certified in Delhi with a Hague Convention Apostille stamp from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Indian Apostilles are usually processed in less than a week and delivered worldwide by courier.

Authorities of countries that have signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab) will recognise the Apostille directly as confirmation of authenticity. Otherwise, the authentication must be legalized by the destination country's embassy in Delhi (for example, certificates required for submission to QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam).

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Indian Apostilles on Birth, death and marriage certificates can often be obtained from a good quality scan, so that there is no need to send your original to India. A high resolution colour printout of the scan will be certified by a notary as a true copy. This will then be attested by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate before being submitted to the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi for an Apostille stamp.

Mariage Certificates issued by religious authorities are not eligible for an Apostille.

If your original certificate is in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati etc., a certified translation into English can be made in India and notarized. Apostille Stamps can then be affixed to both the original certificate and to the translation.

Isarey will take care of the entire process in India for you. We offer individual assistance certifying your documents and a dedicated project manager to ensure that each process is carried out efficiently and securely.

We deliver apostille certificates to clients worldwide by secure courier.

Exceptions to Apostille Convention (Documents required for Germany)
Germany has objected to the accession of certain States to the Apostille Convention (including India), so that the Convention does not apply between Germany and India. Indian documents required for use in Germany may also require additional attestation by the German embassy or by the Indian embassy in Berlin.

How to obtain a new copy of an Indian birth, marriage or death certificate

Certified translations of Indian death, marriage and birth certificates

When presenting Indian marriage, death and birth certificates and other vital records in countries which do not have English as an official language, then a certified translation may be required. The certified translation must meet the requirements of the destination country, so that a translation done locally in India may not be valid.

If your original certificate is in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati etc., a certified translation into English can be made in India and notarized. Apostille Stamps can then be affixed to both the original certificate and to the translation.

Isarey works with local notaries and sworn translators in a wide range of destination countries. We'll take care of the entire legalization and translation process, so that your certificates are correctly translated and ready to submit:

  • GERMANY: translations into German must be certified by an officially authorized and appointed sworn translator.
  • SPAIN: translator must be authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign AffairsExternal link (opens in new tab) ("Traducción Jurada")
  • FRANCE: translations into French must be certified by a translator accredited by a French court of appeal (Cour d'appel)
  • ITALY: translations must be authenticated by a Court Clerk or by a Notary Public in Italy
  • PORTUGAL: translations into Portuguese can be certified in Portugal by a local notary

For further information about our Indian apostille service and about legalizing birth, death and marriage certificates issued in India for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or send us an email us. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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