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
Ministry of External Affairs
(Consular, Passport & Visa Division),
Attestation Cell, Patiala House Annexe,
Tilak Marg, New Delhi-110011.
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, 68,
College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Mallaligai, 7th Floor,
Numgambakkam, Chennai -600006.
Phone: 044-28252200, 28251323
(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,
Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, 2,
Ballygunge, Park Road,
Phone: 033-22879701, 22802686,
Ministry of External Affairs Branch Secretariat, House
No. 307, Beltola, Basistha Road, Guwahati-781028.
Phone: 0361-2229155, 2229156,
Passport Office, Goa
Fax : 0832-2437603
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
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
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
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.