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Turks and Caicos Islands - Get Attestation Or Apostille (Document Legalization)

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Procedure[edit]

To Get Attestation or Apostille (Document Legalization), the documents may need to be notarized by a local notary public or the University from where the documents were issued.

Apply In Person (Inside the Country)

  1. To Get Attestation or Apostille (Document Legalization), the applicant has to approach the Ministry of Foreign Affairs link
  2. The applicant has to make an appointment before visiting the office.
  3. The applicant visits the office on the appointment date.
  4. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer.
  5. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  6. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  7. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  8. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  9. The applicant has to pay the fee as per the authority’s request.
  10. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  11. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  12. All applications are processed within a reasonable time, having regard to the particular circumstances of each application, including the completeness of information and documents submitted to the authority by the applicant.
  13. The authority may seek additional information from an applicant if this is necessary to assess the application. The authority does not need to deal further with an application until the applicant has provided this additional information.
  14. The legalization of documents from the state is carried out by various process as per the necessity of the document type.
  15. Once the process gets completed, the applicant gets a notification through mail.
  16. This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


Apply In Person (Outside the Country)

  1. To Get Attestation or Apostille (Document Legalization), the applicant has to approach the Embassy and consulate
  2. The applicant has to make an appointment before visiting the office.
  3. The applicant visits the office on the appointment date.
  4. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer.
  5. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  6. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  7. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  8. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  9. The applicant has to pay the fee as per the authority’s request.
  10. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  11. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  12. All applications are processed within a reasonable time, having regard to the particular circumstances of each application, including the completeness of information and documents submitted to the authority by the applicant.
  13. The authority may seek additional information from an applicant if this is necessary to assess the application. The authority does not need to deal further with an application until the applicant has provided this additional information.
  14. The legalization of documents from the state is carried out by various process as per the necessity of the document type.
  15. Once the process gets completed, the applicant gets a notification through mail.
  16. This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Original Birth certificate
  • Passport copy
  • Application form
  • Graduation certificate
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Citizenship certificate



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Border Control and Employment
Three Degrees Office Complex Airport Road
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
Phone: (649) 946-2801 Extn 40709
Fax: (649) 946-2885
Email: [email protected]
Contact link


Eligibility[edit]

  • Any person who intends to Get Attestation or Apostille (Document Legalization) is eligible to make this application.



Fees[edit]

  • The applicant has to pay the fee as per the authority’s request.



Validity[edit]

  • The validity of these documents will be determined as per the rules and regulations set up by the country of origin or country accepting the documents. Hence, after the expiration of these certificates, the apostille also holds no value.



Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links



Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed within 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Instructions[edit]

  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.



Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Residential Address
  • Residential No
  • Mobile No
  • Email Address
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Contact details
  • Other details
  • Signature



Need for the Document[edit]

  • Attestation is the process of authenticating a document by a government or authorized authority. This process involves verifying the document’s origin, content, and the signature of the person who issued it.
  • Attestation is usually required when a document needs to be used in a foreign country for purposes such as education, employment, or immigration.



Information which might help[edit]

List of Document for Attestation

  • High school certificate
  • Senior secondary certificate
  • School leaving certificate
  • Degree/Post Graduation/Diploma Certificate
  • College leaving certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Polio Certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Passport size photos
  • Passport copy
  • Death certificate
  • Power of attorney
  • Sponsorship Declaration
  • Affidavit for Change of Profession



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Place some external links which might help.



Others[edit]

  • An Apostille is a type of attestation in which documents are legalised in a particular format that is acceptable in all nations that belong to the Hague Convention. Essentially, apostille is an international attestation that is acceptable in about 92 countries, and most of the western world recognises Apostille.