Do you need to apostille your documents for India?
COVID 19 Update for India: The Consulate General of India and the Embassy of India in Washington DC currently do not allow walk in service. The best way for the country of India to accept your documents is to obtain an apostille from the State office before you contact the Consulate for further attestation.
Attestation of documents such as an affidavit, power of attorney, bank statements, salary statement, color copy of Indian passport, copy of documents issued by U.S. authorities (U.S. Passport, Driving License, corporate documents, etc…) requires to be notarized before an apostille can be issued by the Secretary of State’s office.
We can apostille documents signed and notarized in all 50 States and the District of Columbia (USA Apostille). Once you receive the documents back with the apostille, you will then need to contact the Consulate General of India for instructions on how to attest your documents.
Note: We can only assist you with the apostille service. USA Apostille, Inc. does not provide Embassy or Consulate attestation for India.
A power of attorney needs to be signed and witnessed by two individuals (with their names and addresses clearly mentioned). Please visit the Consulate General of India website for instructions on how to create this document.
In many places in India, they would easily recognize the attestation by the Indian Embassy/Consulate office and hence may ask for attested copy despite the document receiving the apostille from the Secretary of State’s office. Hence, to avoid any inconvenience, please have your power of attorney apostilled and then attested by the Embassy or Consulate office.
The country of India has one Embassy in Washington DC and five Consulate General offices in the United States. The Consulate General offices of India are located in the following States:
- California (San Francisco)
- Texas (Houston)
- New York (NYC)
- Chicago (Illinois)
- Georgia (Atlanta)
Please contact the Embassy or Consulate office for instructions before you begin to process your document. You may be asked to notarize additional documentation to show proof that you are currently a U.S. resident. Common documents they will ask are:
- U.S Driving license
- Water or landline telephone bill displaying applicant’s address
- House Lease Agreement
- Bank/credit card/mobile phone statements
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.