The Police Clearance Certificate / PCC Apostille is a special type of certification in which it gets a ‘Apostille Stamp’ on it. It is a special type of Attestation to prove the genuineness of the PCC Certificate which is eligible for a member of Hague Conventional Countries like Portugal. The PCC Certificate Apostille is a convenient way to prove the authenticity its content, signatory as well as origin.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs / MoFA or Ministry of External Affairs / MEA, Government of India is authorized for Police Clearance Certificate / PCC Apostille for Portugal including other Hague Conventional Country. For PCC Apostille, in India it has to be submitted in MEA through a documentation agency. We are Abrodex Consultancy Services is authorized to submit PCC for Apostille in India.
The document authentication agencies are considered as a professional to carry out the PCC Certificate Apostille process and it is, therefore, very simple to hire them for Attestation, Authentication, Apostille or even Embassy Legalization of personal documents like Police Clearance Certificate. We are Abrodex Consultancy Services, one of the professional and reliable agencies to complete PCC Apostille from MEA in India on behalf of the candidate.
Depending on the source of issue, to get an ‘Apostille Stamp and Sticker’ on the PCC, it has to be attested through a series of authentication process. The sequential process of Police Clearance Certificate / PCC Apostille for Portugal is as under:
When a Police Clearance Certificate is issued from Police Station in India, then firstly, the Attestation from a Notary Public will be done on the original Police Clearance Certificate / PCC. The Notary Attestation can be completed from a local notary public. The Notary Attestation is an important requirement of any administrative certification process.
Police Clearance Certificate is considered as a personal non-educational document and it will be Attested by the Regional Authentication Centre / RAC of the respective states. The RACs may be Home Department, General Attestation Department / GAD or Regional Passport Office / RPO. The High Commissioner of the representing State is also authorized to Attest the PCC prior MEA Apostille.
Prior Apostille, the Attestation from Sub Divisional Magistrate / SDM is considered an alternative process of Attestation. The SDM Attestation in Delhi (particularly authorized by MEA) is an alternative Attestation method instated of RAC or GAD or the Home Department Attestation and it is applied in some special cases. Each and every SDM Attestation is not valid to obtain a Apostille Sticker from MEA.
The Apostille Certification is the final Step of the Police Clearance Certificate which are supposed to use in Portugal. In this step, the Ministry of External Affairs / MEA, Government of India provides a self-adhesive printed sticker on the PCC. The Apostille sticker contains the name and other details of the applicant and it also contains a MEA stamp and a Signature of the Government Authority.
When a PCC has issued from Local Police Station, the PCC Apostille in India is not a single step Certification process as such it requires couple of days to complete. Mainly the time is much more dependent on the state where the PCC has been issued from. The different states time frame to Attest a PCC is different and it is around from 3 working days to 45 days.
The alternative process of the PCC Apostille will take around three working days. On the other hand, if the Police Clearance Certificate has issued from Regional Passport Office / RPO, India then it will take one working day to complete the Apostille. When a PCC has issued from any Indian Diplomatic Mission or Embassy abroad then the PCC Apostille will take 3-5 working days to complete for Portugal.
The PCC Apostille charges depends on the require process to be completed as well as the source of issue. If the PCC has completed all the require Attestation prior Apostille, then the cost is very low in respect of those PCC which are not. If a PCC Apostille is to be completed all the way from Notary Attestation to MEA Apostille then the charges is different and depend on the state of issue. If wish to know in details, please contact us, we’ll provide the fees details.
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