Do you need to apostille your documents for India?
We can apostille documents such as an affidavit, power of attorney, bank statements, salary statement, color copy of Indian/US passports, 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.
Note: Vital record documents (birth, marriage, death, etc…) are not notarized and must be a certified copy issued by the County Clerk’s office or State Registrar.
We can apostille documents signed and notarized in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. If you are in California, be sure to download our California apostille order forms. For all other states, please click on the following link to download the forms: USA Apostille
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 or have one created professionally for you from India.
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 (color copy)
- Passport (color copy)
- Utility Bill
- House Lease Agreement
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
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.