Marriage Certificate Apostille
Marriage certificates can only be used abroad after receiving an apostille. An Apostille must be presented as proof of identity when entering a nation that is a signatory to the Hague Convention. Some Hague Convention signatories require an Apostille for travel. A marriage certificate confirms that two people have been married legally.
A marriage certificate's authenticity can be established and verified by having it authenticated through Apostille. A marriage certificate must be apostilled before a couple can travel to another country. Only if the target country is a signatory to the Hague Convention is the Apostille of the marriage certificate required.
For the following reasons, a marriage certificate must be apostilled:
- To obtain dual citizenship.
- To become a property owner.
- To work overseas.
- To bring your spouse.
- Updating the name on the passport to reflect the spouse's name.
- To admit the wife to the hospital for delivery.
- To apply for a child's passport.
- To live together with someone of the opposite sex.
- The original marriage certificate.
- A passport copy.
There are various apostille conventions for marriage certificates. The appropriate authorities must expedite the reports for the marriage certificate apostille.
The following stamps are required for the marriage certificate Apostilles:
- SDM (sub-divisional magistrate).
The marriage certificate is apostilled after the stamping and verification processes are finished. The certificate then becomes more widely accessible in the destination nation.
Couples are permitted entry into such countries if the Hague Convention makes marriage certificates lawful. The marriage certificate must be apostilled to demonstrate that the foreigners' relationship status is distinct. For a family visa and relocation, the marriage certificate needs to be Apostille.