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Now, NRIs in Oman must get their documents attested by MEA in India.

Muscat, Mar.22 ( ANI ): The Indian Embassy in Oman has advised all its citizens in the country to get their documents attested/apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

"This has become mandatory now that both Republic of India and the Sultanate of Oman are member states of the Apostille Convention (1961)," the Gulf News quoted a statement issued by the mission today.

The indicative list of documents issued in India which are required to be apostilled include birth/death/marriage certificates, driving licenses, Affidavits, Power of Attorney, documents and educational documents like degree, diploma, matriculation and secondary level certificates, etc.

However, the documents already attested by authorities in India/ Embassy of India Muscat are not required to be apostilled again.

The Ministry of External Affairs, India is the nodal Ministry for consular legalisation and Apostille of documents for use abroad.

The Attestation Cell in the Ministry of External Affairs will accept pre-authenticated documents at the counter from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on all working days i.e. Monday to Friday.

The attested/apostilled documents will be returned same day between 4 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. ( ANI )

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