Follow the below mentioned guidelines before submitting your application for attestation/apostille:
All original documents requiring attestation should be first authenticated by the designated agencies in the State from where the document has been issued.
In case of personal documents, Home Department/General Administration Department are the designated authorities.
In case of educational documents, the documents should first be authenticated by the Education Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory. The Ministry of External Affairs attests the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce; hence it does not take responsibility of the contents of the documents.
Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce after it can be attested by the Ministry of External Affairs then by the embassy.
Supporting documents required for the authentication stamping
All original documents that needs to be attested.
Photocopy of the Passport of applicant.
(Note: Documents requirement could be change/increase base on embassy requirement).