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Consular legalisation (sertification) and Apostile

Consular legalisation (sertification)

Before legalization by the Embassy of Belarus in India the document is required to be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the document is issued and where the Embassy is accredited to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri-Lanka. The legalization process at the Embassy of Belarus in India takes 2-3 days.

Fee is 35 euro per document (in Indian Rupees)

NOTE: please submit documents for legalisation with its normal copies.

Apostile

The documents issued by the government agencies of the countries that have signed the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of the legalization of foreign official documents of 5 October 1961 are valid on the territory of the other participant of the Convention without consular legalization provided that they havethe apostille.
India is the participant of the abovementioned Convention. Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri-Lanka — are not.

The document that was issued by the competent authority of Belarus and does not have the apostille that was stamped in Belarus can be submitted to the Embassy for the further stamp of the apostille. In this case the document is sent by the Embassy to Belarus and then back to the Embassy through the diplomatic channels. It takes approximately 2-3 months.