Apostille Convention

Recently, the Allahabad High Court ruled that the Government cannot disbelieve Apostille documents issued by the countries signatory to the Apostille Convention.

About the Judgment

  • The case of Naromattie Devi Ganpat vs. Union of India checked the eligibility of a foreign citizen of Indian origin for an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card.
  • The respondents cannot compel the petitioner to produce a Nativity Certificate, in case of failure to maintain it by the government authorities.
  • The court highlighted India as a signatory to the Hague Convention, citing the Ministry of External Affairs recognized 'Apostille' documents as legally valid.
  • The court directed for processing ....
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