All Indian expatriates, resident in and in-bound to the Sultanate of Oman, are hereby

advised to get documents issued in India attested/apostilled by the Ministry of External

Affairs, New Delhi or its designated authority with immediate effect. This has become

mandatory now that both Republic of India and the Sultanate of Oman are member

states of the Apostille Convention (1961).

The indicative list of documents issued in India which are required to be apostilled

include birth/death/marriage certificates, driving licenses, Affidavits, Power of Attorney,

documents and educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and

secondary level certificates, etc. The documents already attested by authorities in India/

Embassy of India Muscat are not required to be apostilled again.

The Ministry of External Affairs, India is the nodal Ministry for consular legalization and

Apostille of documents for use abroad. The Attestation Cell in the Ministry of External

Affairs will accept pre-authenticated documents at the counter from 0930 to 1230

hours on all working days i.e. Monday to Friday. The attested/apostilled documents will

be returned same day between 1600hrs to 1730 hrs.

The service is being provided by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi at the

following locations:

(1) Delhi

Ministry of External Affairs

(Consular, Passport & Visa Division),

Attestation Cell, Patiala House Annexe,

Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110011.

Telefax: 011-2338-7931

Email: sooi@mea.gov.in, usexoi@mea.gov.in

Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, 68,

College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Mallaligai, 7th Floor,

(2) Chennai

Numgambakkam, Chennai -600006.

Phone: 044-28252200, 28251323

Fax: 044-28251034

Email: usbs.chennai@mea.gov.in

(3) Hyderabad Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, B-Block,

Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, B-Block,

Room No. 310-312,

Andhra Pradesh Secretariat,

Hyderabad-500022

Phone: 040-23456051,

Fax: 040-23451244

Email: hobs.hyderabad@mea.gov.in

Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, 2,

Ballygunge, Park Road,

(4) Kolkata

Kolkata-700019

Phone: 033-22879701, 22802686,

Fax: 033-22879703,

Email: meacal@dataone.in

(5) Guwahati

Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, House

No. 307, Beltola, Basistha Road, Guwahati-781028.

Phone: 0361-2229155, 2229156,

Fax: 0361-2229157

Email: hobs.guwahati@mea.gov.in

(6) Goa

Passport Office, Goa

Phone: 0832-2437602(General)

Fax : 0832-2437603

E-mail: rpo.panaji@mea.gov.in

Procedure: All original documents requiring attestation/ apostille should be pre-

authenticated by the designated agencies in the State from where the document has

been issued. The Ministry of External Affairs, India attests/apostilles the documents on

the basis of the signature of the designated signing authorities of the State

Government/Union Territory/Chambers of Commerce. The details of the Regional

Authentication Centre (RACs) in the States/UTs from where the documents should first

be authenticated are at www.indemb-oman.org under ‘Consular Services’. Only

original documents are legalized/apostilled and not the photo copies.

In case of personal documents, Home Department/General Administration Department

of respective States are the designated authorities for pre-authentication.

In case of educational documents, the documents should first be authenticated by the

Education Department of the concerned State Government/Union Territory.

In case of commercial documents, these are to be pre-authenticated by the respective

Chambers of Commerce in India before these can be attested/apostilled by the Ministry

of External Affairs.

The following supporting documents are to be submitted along with the original

document. (i) A Photo copy of the document to be attested/apostilled and (ii) A

Photocopy of the Passport of the person whose document is required to be

legalized/apostilled.

Fee for Apostille : A fee of Rs. 50/- is payable by means of Postal Order drawn in favour

of Pay & Accounts Officer (PAO), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, for Apostille on

each document. Documents requiring attestation/apostillisation should be submitted

personally or through an authorized representative at the counters of the above-

mentioned offices. In no case, the documents may be sent for attestation/apostillisation

by post/courier.

The documents apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs of India and its designated

authorities are no longer required to be submitted at the Embassy of India, Muscat for

attestation.

Likewise, the documents issued by the authorities of the Sultanate of Oman to be used

in India are required to be apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of

Oman. These documents include experience certificates, salary certificates, other

commercial documents etc. Once the documents are apostilled by the Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, there is no need for further attestation by the

Embassy of India, Muscat.


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