The Marriage Certificates Apostille for France will be done by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi after the Attestation of Regional Attestation Center (RAC), or General Administrative Department (GAD) or Home Department or Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) or Higher Education Department or Human Resource Department (HRS) etc. Once the Marriage Certificate has been Attested from the above mentioned any one department then it will be Apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Apart from the primary Attestation of the Marriage Certificate and the Apostille from MEA the Attestation of France is Mandatory on the Marriage Certificate. The detail description of Marriage Certificate Apostille for France is as under,
The term Apostille has derived from French language and it could be defined as: The Hague Convention Abolishing the requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (FPD), the Apostille convention.
The Apostille agreement 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, Marriage Certificate 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 Marriage Certificate 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 Marriage Certificate for France.
To be eligible for an Apostille Attestation, the Marriage Certificate firstly must be certified by an officer recognized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India. Once the designated officer or authority has certified the Marriage Certificate then the Apostille Attestation will be done by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata: India. For example, in India, if the Marriage Certificate has issued in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) then firstly it will be Attested by the General Administrative Department (GAD) / Regional Attestation Department (RAC)/ Higher Education Department / Human Resource Department (HRD) or Home Department of Uttar Pradesh. After completion of the first Attestation process finally the Marriage Certificate will be Apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata: India.
In India, the Marriage Certificate Apostille Attestation itself is a printed form/sticker consisting of 11 standard fields. On the top of the Apostille sticker is the text written as “APOSTILLE”, under which the text “Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961” is written (in English it is: Hague Convention of 5 October 1961). The fields contains the following details,
This public document of the Type: [ Marriage Certificate]
Is issued to: [Name of the Document Holder]
Has been signed by: [Name of the officer recognized by the MEA/MoFA]
With the Seal / Stamp of: [Acting in the capacity of/designation]
Certified by: [Acting in the capacity of/designation]
On: [Date of Apostille] At: [Location of Apostille Attestation]
With Reference No: [Apostille Registration Number: 4 Alpha and 10 Numeric Digits]
Seal/stamp: [of the authority giving the Apostille] Signature: [Signature of authority giving the Apostille]
The Apostille attestation form / sticker will be placed on the back side of the original Marriage Certificate itself.
Apart from the above said Marriage Certificate Apostille for France process, there is an alternate Marriage Certificate Apostille / Apostilization process is also practiced in India, and this process of Marriage Certificate Apostille is in use in maximum level. In this process the Marriage Certificate issued from anywhere in India, firstly will be attested from Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), New Delhi after that the Marriage Certificate will be Apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Delhi : India. The said process is an alternate, genuine and acceptable process for maximum number of Hague Conventional Countries (HCC) across the globe. In the same time, some Countries are very particular for Marriage Certificate Apostille / Apostilization process and they require the state level Attestation / Authentication (GAD, HRD, Home Department etc) on the Marriage Certificate prior to the Apostille from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata: India.
All the above said Marriage Certificate Apostille for France process, the Attestation from France is mandatorily require. The Attestation from France could be completed from anywhere in India for Indian Marriage Certificates. But some country requires the Notarization from the state of issuance of the Marriage Certificate. All the Attestation and Apostille process will be done on the original Marriage Certificate. Some Country requires the translation copy of the Apostilled Marriage Certificate issued in India in English language to their own country’s languages. The translation requirement could vary from Country to Country, as some country requires the Translated Marriage Certificate after the Apostille process and on the other hand some Country requires the Translated Marriage Certificate to be Apostilled. Also some country requires both the original as well as Translated Marriage Certificate to be Apostilled. To attest or Apostille the Marriage Certificate from the above said various departments, there is no requirement of presence of the Marriage Certificate holder (s) or their relatives.
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