Finland Embassy Attestation
Legalizing a document using an Apostille
The Finnish authorities may ask you to legalize a foreign document. This should be done in the country where the document was issued.
Finland is a member of the Hague Convention; accordingly, Apostille Process requires checking the authenticity of the Certificates.
The apostille process for Finland is a little complicated, but we surely help you. see on this page.
In India, apostille generally requires students who are studying abroad like Finland or work abroad.
India has a huge population and having 29 states across the country.
India has over 2,000 institutions across states, every year students travel abroad to their higher education as a dream in a country like Finland. which requires students Apostille on their educational qualification certificates or Scholarships certificates in case of scholarship.
Getting Apostille is lengthy to few states in India. because of their Verification Procedure.
Ministry Of External Affairs doesn't issue an apostille on the documents directly without prior verification. so, we should follow the guidelines issued by MEA. see below steps accordingly.
Authentication of Certificates from State Authentication Departments (MHRD), Home Departments, or GAD.
This Authentication Office takes the original Certificates and after verification from the Issuing Institution puts seal and sign of authenticity, this is a government office under MHRD.
It takes over 1 month to get certificates signed and stamped from HRD. except for few states like Uttar Pradesh.
Documents Requirements for HRD
1. Original Degree and Xerox
2. Offer Letter / Admission Letter
3. Passport Copy
5. All Semester Marksheet Copy
6. 10th + 12the certificates copy
7. PAN/AADHAAR Copy
Once you received your Authenticated certificates from the respective department, you may apply for Apostille by MEA through any agency or agent by paying the fees charged.
the apostille process is easy than the above-mentioned authentication process as it takes only 2 working days.
Note: Direct Approach in MEA is not allowed for Individuals.
1. Original Authenticated Degree
2. Passport Xerox
Note: Finland only Accepts apostille which is issued within 6 months.
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