Apostille information in Oman
Designated competent authority(ies) to issue an apostille in Oman:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Department)
The apostille document is a valid and legalized type attestation in all those countries which are members of the Hague Convention. Any document which are issued from the home country and that need to be used in another country must be legalized, or apostille before they can be certified as authentic in foreign countries. Apostille is a valid certificate that verifies and confirms the signature and seal of the person who validated the specific document. Oman joined the Hague Convention by signing in the Apostille Treaty on Jan 30, 2012. This is the only country to accept the Apostille treaty in the Gulf Cooperation Council. By this treaty the government of a receiving country is bound legally to accept those documents issued by the apostille office of the sending country, mostly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. So the receiving country accepts any document even if they are not attested by its embassy in the sending country.
The procedure for Apostille is:
Apostille from Home Department
Every documents issued from your home country must be validated by the HRD of your respective state. This verifies that the certificate was issued from a legitimate authority and that the document is real, also, the seal and signature it holds are genuine.
Apostille from Ministry of External Affairs(MEA)
After getting legalized by the HRD, it must be authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
Apostille from Oman Embassy
This is the final step in making your documents valid to be used in Oman. After the apostille from Oman Embassy, your documents become authentic and can be used for employment, education, commercial purposes, apply visa, and many more.
P.O. Box 252
Sultanate of Oman
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