Legalisation of Documents

The Consular office is open for notary services and collection of legalized documents from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m

Legalization is carried out to certify a document or documents so that they will be recognized by the legal system of a foreign country in this case Rwanda and this mostly applies to International Commerce.

Legalization is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a Indian public document is genuine. Legalization is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a Indian document to be used for official purposes in their country (RWANDA).

For any documents to be legalized/authenticated, these are the requirements:

  • The documents are required to have a signature and seal from a Notary Public to verify to the authorities in Rwanda that the relevant checks have been carried out.
  • We require that the documents are then further authenticated by the Ministry of External Affairs (http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm) Consular-Passport-Visa Division in New Delhi. as they are the only authority competent to issue an Apostille (the official certificate attached to the document) in India and to confirm validity of the notary’s signature and seal.
  • The documents then have to be reviewed and approved by our consular staff.
  • Please provide a copy of your passport, Proof of Payment of …..inr into High Commission Bank account ( see bank account details below ) and Proof of Ownership i.e. for letter of Power of Attorney or Proxy (Commercial Purposes only)
  • Please Note: The person receiving the documents also has to show proof of identification to be considered.

Bank Account Details are given below;

Royal Bank of Scotland

Address of the Bank:
Royal Bank of Scotland, Hansalaya Building,
15, Barakhamba Rd, Connaught Place,
Barakhamba, New Delhi, DL

Please follow the links below for more information:

MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm)