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Apostille USA - Definitive Guide 2020 The United States of America is a huge and one of the most celebrated countries in the world. It consists of 54 states, including the massive landmass on the extreme west known as Alaska. The USA is termed as a ‘land of opportunities’ and it is true, most of the people hailing from all parts of the world go to the USA for education and employment opportunities to make their lives better than they used to be.

With all the positives about this country; there is another fact that The United States of America is home to each and every kind of industry and the quality of education is superior to the rest of the world. It is the workforce that makes this country so great, and The United States of America is a part of The Hague convention; so ​Apostille USA is a mandatory procedure to take up a course of study or work there.

What is Apostille USA? Apostille is a French word meaning ‘certification’ as the translation says; it is a certification provided by the home country of the foreign national which ensures that all

the documents that are being produced in the country are original and certified on a national level. Without the Apostille stamp, a person is termed in-eligible to work or study in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world, in the countries which are a part of the Hague convention.

Why is Apostille USA necessary? Apostille USA is necessary because, over the years, during the ages of mass globalization and industrialization, the USA was growing rapidly, both socially and economically. Most of the workforce involved in all of that was of foreign nations. So, it is a fact that the USA and its gigantus scale of development is a result of hard working Americans in good conditions, and foreign workers/employes building the country and building a good lifestyle for them at the same time, because it is a no brainer that The United States of America provides one of the best quality of life anywhere in the world; but there was a problem, as years passed and the USA became a major attraction for foreign workers, most of them started producing fake/forged degrees/certificates to take jobs in the country, and that is why Apostille USA became a compulsion.

How to get Apostille USA? It is performed on a local level, state level and national level; Notary level

The primary step in the authentication of the educational and personal documents is getting them certified from the Notary. It is done at the regional level from a lawyer or at the collector’s office. Or any notary office located in your locality. State level

Home Department is a state level organization that certifies the personal documents. It is responsible for the legalization of the documents which are issued under the same state government. The Home Department is also known as Mantralaya in some states, so it’s also called Mantralaya Attestation.

○ HRD HRD or Human Resource Department is a department of the state that solely certifies the educational documents. Certificate verification is a significant factor in the given part of authentication. Certificate verification is needed to be done from university or board based on where the document is issued.

○ SDM Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) is an alternative for the State attestation in some instances. It is done when home department attestation / HRD attestation is not preferable. Ministry of External Affairs of India

The MEA is the arm of the central government that manages foreign affairs which will provide the sticker and MEA stamp as per the requirement. It is the final step of legalization when both, the home country and destination country are members of the Hague convention. This is the final step of the procedure of obtaining apostille in the USA.

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Apostille USA - Definitive Guide 2020  

Apostille USA is the process of obtaining an apostille sticker or an MEA stamp from the central government. Ideally, these apostille service...

Apostille USA - Definitive Guide 2020  

Apostille USA is the process of obtaining an apostille sticker or an MEA stamp from the central government. Ideally, these apostille service...

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