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Procedure for Attestation

All original documents/copies requiring attestation should be first authenticated by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory from where the document has been issued. In case of personal documents, Home/General Administration Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory 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. Commercial Documents are to be pre-authenticated by the respective Chambers of Commerce. The details of the Regional Authentication Centres (RACs) in the States/Union Territories from where the documents should first be authenticated are given on webpage:  
After attestation by the designated authorities of the State/Union Territory, such documents should also be legalised by Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The Ministry of External Affairs legalises the documents on the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce.

The receipt and delivery of documents for attestation/Apostille at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has been outsourced with effect from July 2012. Hence, no document is directly accepted from individuals at the Ministry of External Affairs Counter at CPV Division, Patiala House Annexe, New Delhi. The original document/true copy is to be submitted directly to any of the four outsourced agencies details of which are given on website (http://www.mea.gov.in/apostille.htm) along with a photocopy of the document and a photocopy of the Passport of the applicant. It would be pertinent to point out that the Ministry does not legalize photocopies. Applicants are advised not to rely on unauthorised persons/touts for Apostille or Attestation services.


Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has launched a Scheme for voluntary certification of Yoga professionals for which the responsibility of implementation is with the Quality Council of India (QCI).  Details of schemes are available on the website: http://yogacertification.qci.org.in
Yoga professionals seeking consular services such as attestation of qualification/experience certificates, for issuance of work permits, are advised to first obtain necessary certification of QCI to enable the Consulate to render the required services.

Any document issued by Vietnamese government authorities must first be attested by Department of External Relations of Ho Chi Minh City before submitting it for attestation at the Consulate. Documents in Vietnamese are to be first translated into English by Department of Justice followed by attestation by Department of External Relations.
Consulate General of India reserves the right to interview the applicant and re-verify the document before attestation.


Please submit the originals and photocopies of the documents that meet the above-mentioned criterion for attestation at the Consulate on the scheduled date of appointment along with the declaration form. Applications are accepted on all working days from 0900 to 1200 hrs with prior appointment. Please check the List of Holidays available on our website. 


The appointment has to be booked on line at least one day in advance. For scheduling the appointment, please go to the web link, https://www.cgihcmc.gov.in/page/book-appointment/ which is also available on the Home Page of our website, http://www.cgihcmc.gov.in


Application submitted for attestation and other consular services are processed within one day. Please check the List of Attestation and Consular Services to know the fee and supporting documents for attestation and other consular services.


Collection is from 1530-1630hrs on the pick-up date printed on the receipt issued at the time of submitting visa application at the counter. In case pick-up date falls on a holiday, visa can be collected on a subsequent working day.   Visa can also be collected one or two days after the due date but always on a working day from 1530-1630 hrs. If the date and time of collection is not printed on the receipt, the applicant will be contacted either by telephone or e-mail by the Consulate.  Applicants should invariably mention their correct e-mail and local mobile number at which the applicant can be contacted.