About Us General Instructions


Applications for attestation of documents like Educational certificates, Power of Attorney, Bachelorhood Certificates, Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificate etc are accepted at the Consular Wing of the Embassy of India in Ankara on any working day (except holidays) between 1000 hrs - 1130 hrs. The documents are delivered on the same day after 1700 hrs provided prior approval is not required from the authorities in India. In case any services require prior approval, tentative date for collection of documents will be intimated on the day of submission of application.

2. Before visiting Embassy to seek consular services, applicants must be ready with complete application form and the required documents, as listed under each service category.

3. Please apply strictly as per the jurisdiction for which applicants have verifiable proof of address.

  • Those residing in the following provinces may visit Indian Embassy in Ankara:-Adana, Adiyaman, Afyon, Agri, Ardahan, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Artvin, Bilecik, Bingol, Bitlis, Bolu, Batman, Burdur, Bartin, Bayburt, Cankiri, Corum, Diyarbakir, Duzce, Elazıg, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Hatay, Isparta, Mersin, Izmir, Igdir, Kars, Kilis, Kastamonu, Karabuk, Kayseri, Karaman, Kirsehir, Kirikkale, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Kahramanmaras, Mardin, Mus, Nevsehir, Nigde, Osmaniye, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Siirt, Sanlıurfa, Sinop, Sirnak, Sivas, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Usak, Van, Yozgat, Zonguldak.
  • Those residing in the following provinces may visit Consulate General of India in Istanbul:- Aydin, Denizli, Manisa, Mugla, Sakarya, Istanbul, Edirne, Kirklareli, Tekirdag, Kocaeli, Bursa, Yalova, Balikesir and Canakkale.

4. Apostille Convention:

Indian Embassy in Ankara is in receipt of documents originated in host countries (mainly educational certificates, degrees/diplomas), for attestation/legalization.

II. In this regard please be informed that the Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign documents for use in any member country, once an Apostille certificate (including e-Apostille) has been issued by a competent authority of the country where the document originates. Therefore, no further attestation or legalization by an Indian Mission/Post of an apostilled document is required for use in India as India is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. For details, please check the website “Legalization of Documents” at https://mea.gov.in/apostille-menu.htm.

III. However, in countries, which are not member of the Hague Apostille Convention, 1961, these documents are required to be attested by Indian Missions/Posts after pre-authentication by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or any other concerned authority in the country), for use in India.

The full text of the Hague Apostille Convention and list of its member countries is available at https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/specialised-sections/apostille .”

IV.For any queries relating to the Miscellaneous Services, you may send email to cons2.ankara@mea.gov.in . Your mails will be responded to at the earliest.