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Address2, Marine Street
605001 Pondicherry
Phonelocal: (0413) 223.1000
international: +91.413.223.1000
Faxlocal: (0413) 223.1001
international: +91.413.223.1001
Web sitehttp://ambafrance-in.org/-Pondichery,1501-

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:56 EDT
red seal for marriage certificate
Hello hepsi..
Sorry for the late reply..
My marriage certificate was red sealed in chennai muncipality..
Please tell any of your relative to go and ask about the process and papers required for red seal..,
It was done in 40-45 days.,
And fr apostille i did it by private firm.. In delhi and apostille was done in 4/5 days
C, Kichenamourty, advocate/translator francophone,
Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:56 EDT
Hepsi Sub. Attesation and apostille. Regarding
Mr/Madam. In continuation of previous information, I request you to take note the following entries of attestation and apostille in a recent Birth certificate issued at Bangalore. Your sincerely,

No. DC (BU) dated 26.08.2014
Sd. R.Venkatachalapathy, KAS, Addl. Deputy commissioner & Addl. Dt, Magistrae, Bangalore district,
Round seal. Government of Karnataka, Deputy commissioner, Bangalore,

Apostille certification on 3.9.2014 by Section officer, Branch secrtariat, Ministry of external affairs at MEA Branch secretariat, Chennai,
Seal/ Ministry of external affairs,Brasnch secretariat, Chennai, Govt. of India.
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:38 EDT
Attestation and Apostille
Thank you M Kichenamourty for your detailed response !
I will get the job done and post my experience here.
C. Kichenamourty advocate/ translator francophone
Fri, 5 Sep 2014 02:25 EDT
Hepsi Sub. Attesation and apostille. Regarding
Your document was issued in Mangalore which is in Karnataka State. There is also a French consulate in Bangalore,Karnataka State. You can contact them for further details. Any how, I am giving below for your information the entries of attestation by Karnataka authority and of apostille, by external ministry at New Delhi found in a certificate of birth issued at Bangalore.

DC(BR)/P&V/CR/720/12-13 dated 20.11.2012
signed : M.B. Rajesh Gowda
Rubber stamp : M.B. Rajesh Gowda,
Addl. Deputy Commissioner Seal Government of Karnataka
Office of Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner
Bangalore Rural District, Bangalore Rural District.
Bangalore Karnataka

(Convention de la Haye dated 5th October 1961
Country. INDE
This public document is of the type
Birth certificate issued to ......
has beeb signd by: ADDL. DY. COMMISSIONER
Certified by
the section officer (OI) Ministry of external affairs
on......a NEW DELHI , India
with référence No. KABN0014575212
Signe : PAWAN KUMAR, Section officer, (C.P.V. Division
Ministry of external affairs, New Delhi.
Sceau. Ministry of external affairs ,Government of India. No.568.
Yours sincerely,
Thu, 4 Sep 2014 08:58 EDT
Attestation and apostille
Thank you M kichenamourty!
This is the procedure that is generally known, but when I enquired agencies in chennai, they said for attestation it can be done by SDM (Sub division magistrate) not necessarily from regional authentication center for France but some countries it is mandatory. And apostill should be done in Delhi as the requirements has been changed recently for france. The reason why am very specific in knowing this is, the death certificate which is issued from mangalore corporation is tedious to get attested there.
C, Kichenamourty, advocate/translator francophone,
Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:07 EDT
Gouna Joseph. Question about getting fr,nationality
You belong to a family of renoncants. On 16.08.1962 French india was merged into Indian Union by dejue transfer, You were a minor aged 3 yers on that date, If your father opted to conserve his french nationality by making a declaration under the Franoc India treaty 1956 and including therein your name, you will continue to be French, All renoncants/non optants and born in French India, became Indians on 16.08.1962. Yours sincerely
C. Kichenamourty advocate/ translator francophone
Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:38 EDT
Hepsi- Subject. Apostille and red seal.
Sir, Madam. Please find below the important information regarding attestation of docts with red seal and apostille.
General attestation. Please appproach the concerned regional authentication centre (in Pondicherry it is the Home department) with
-original docts along with a copy thereof.
-Photo identity proof ie, passport copy of the person bringing docts
-Letter of authorization in case the crtificate holder cannot come in person/along with photo identity proof of the rrepresentative .There is no fee.
For apostille attestation, The requirements are the same as for general attestation
-Tee of Rs.50/- per sticker to be paid by bank draft drawn in favour of 'PAO, MEA,NEW-DELHI'
Note. For more than one doct the fee should be paid through a single DD only. Please write your name and cell No.on the reverse of the demand draft. The address of the concerned office in Yamnil nadu is. Ministry of External affairs (Branch secretariat) EVK Samapath Maaligai -7th floor, No. 68 College road, Chennai-600 006. Timing for public. 9.30 a.m to 12.30 for acceptance of docuements.
Docts delivey timing. 4 50 to 6 pm-Return of documents. For further information I am available at email. kcanabadyk@yahoo.com
My Cell No. 9843648646. Yours sincerely,

for apostille attestaton.
Wed, 3 Sep 2014 06:58 EDT
Apostille and red seal
Mme. Aayat can you pls tell me the procedure to get red seal on my certificates and get it apostilled. Am in france n I was asked to legalise my certificates in chennai. Thanks
gouna joseph
Tue, 2 Sep 2014 06:04 EDT
asking idea about fench nationality
i borned in 1959 in pondicheryy..i am having my fathers naissane who borned in 1929 at pondicherry.my father got renonciation in 1952 and he worked in french military and got pension consul during 1959 to 1968..and i am having thae documents of my fore fathers and mothers.shall i demande french nationality sir..
C. Kichenamourty advocate/ translator francophone
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:11 EDT
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