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What is an apostille ?

Here you will find all the information you need to know about the Hague Apostille

Hague Apostille Convention

 

The apostille process consists of placing on an official document an Apostille (an annotation) that will certify the authenticity of the documents issued in a signatory country of the XII Hague Convention, of October, 5, 1961.

Therefore, documents issued in a signatory country of the Convention will be accepted in any of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Here yo can see the signatory States of the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961

How to get an apostille?

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If you want to apostille a document you have two options, you can apostille by yourself a document by going to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country, or you can hire the services of a notary, they will help you to get the job done for a fee.

Who can issue an apostille ?

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An Apostille may only be issued by a Competent Authority and this authority  depends from country to country.  Examples of designated authorities are Government offices, Embassies, Ministries, Courts or Local governments.

In  USA for example, the apostille is always signed by a Secretary of State and certifies the authenticity of the capacity and signature of the person signing the document, and those are typically singed by a notary public, County Clerk, State registrar to name a few. 

 

Documents for Apostille

Personal documents

 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Divorce decrees and judgment
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Adoption dossier
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of drivers license
  • Deeds and wills
  • Sigle status affidavit
  • Car/ automobile title
  • Travel authorization
  • State police record
  • FBI background record
  • CRBA Consular Report Born Abroad
  • Personal power of attorney

Embassy Legalizations

 

  • Embassy legalizations for corporate documents
  • Embassy legalizations for academic documents
  • Embassy legalizations for personal documents

Corporate documents

 

  • Certificates of incorporation
  • Certificates of good standing
  • Certificates of origin
  • Trademarks/patents
  • Business power of attorney
  • FDA certificates
  • Invoices and free sale certificates
  • Department of the Treasury [form 6166]
  • Foreign government certificate CFG

 

 

 

 

Academic documents

 

  • University/college diploma or transcripts
  • High School diplomas or transcripts
  • School records
  • Attendance Certificates

 

Hague Apostille Member Countries

Apostille in Tunisia

Apostille in Tunisia

USA

USA

Apostille in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Apostille in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Apostille in Colombia

Apostille in Colombia

Apostille in Czech Republic

Apostille in Czech Republic

Apostille in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Apostille in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Apostille in Republic of Moldova

Apostille in Republic of Moldova

Apostille in Nicaragua

Apostille in Nicaragua

Apostille in Grenada

Apostille in Grenada

Apostille in Saint Lucia

Apostille in Saint Lucia

Apostille in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Apostille in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Apostille in Antigua and Barbuda

Apostille in Antigua and Barbuda

Apostille in Venezuela

Apostille in Venezuela

Apostille in Vanuatu

Apostille in Vanuatu

Apostille in Uzbekistan

Apostille in Uzbekistan

Apostille in Uruguay

Apostille in Uruguay

Apostille in Ukraine

Apostille in Ukraine

Apostille in Turkey

Apostille in Turkey

Apostille in Trinidad and Tobago

Apostille in Trinidad and Tobago

Apostille in Tonga

Apostille in Tonga

Apostille in Switzerland

Apostille in Switzerland

Apostille in Macedonia

Apostille in Macedonia

Apostille in Sweden

Apostille in Sweden

Apostille in Swaziland

Apostille in Swaziland

Apostille in Suriname

Apostille in Suriname

Apostille in Spain

Apostille in Spain

Apostille in South Africa

Apostille in South Africa

Apostille in Slovenia

Apostille in Slovenia

Apostille in Slovakia

Apostille in Slovakia

Apostille in Seychelles

Apostille in Seychelles

Apostille in Serbia

Apostille in Serbia

Apostille in Sao Tome and Principe

Apostille in Sao Tome and Principe

Apostille in San Marino

Apostille in San Marino

Apostille in Samoa

Apostille in Samoa

Apostille in Russia

Apostille in Russia

Apostille in Romania

Apostille in Romania

Apostille in Portugal

Apostille in Portugal

Apostille in Poland

Apostille in Poland

Apostille in Peru

Apostille in Peru

Apostille in Paraguay

Apostille in Paraguay

Apostille in Panama

Apostille in Panama

Apostille in Oman

Apostille in Oman

Apostille in Norway

Apostille in Norway

Apostille in Niue

Apostille in Niue

New Zealand

New Zealand

Netherlands

Netherlands

Apostille in Namibia

Apostille in Namibia

Apostille in Montenegro

Apostille in Montenegro

Apostille in Mongolia

Apostille in Mongolia

Apostille in Monaco

Apostille in Monaco

Apostille in Mexico

Apostille in Mexico

Apostille in Mauritius

Apostille in Mauritius

Apostille in Korea

Apostille in Korea

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

Apostille in Malta

Apostille in Malta

Apostille in Malawi

Apostille in Malawi

Apostille in Luxembourg

Apostille in Luxembourg

Apostille in Lithuania

Apostille in Lithuania

Apostille in Liechtenstein

Apostille in Liechtenstein

Apostille in Liberia

Apostille in Liberia

Apostille in Lesotho

Apostille in Lesotho

Apostille in Latvia

Apostille in Latvia

Apostille in Kyrgyzstan

Apostille in Kyrgyzstan

Apostille in Kazakhstan

Apostille in Kazakhstan

Apostille in Japan

Apostille in Japan

Apostille in Italy

Apostille in Italy

Apostille in Israel

Apostille in Israel

Apostille in Ireland

Apostille in Ireland

Apostille in Cyprus

Apostille in Cyprus

Apostille in India

Apostille in India

Apostille in Iceland

Apostille in Iceland

Apostille in Hungary

Apostille in Hungary

Apostille in Honduras

Apostille in Honduras

Apostille in Greece

Apostille in Greece

Apostille in Germany

Apostille in Germany

Apostille in Georgia

Apostille in Georgia

Apostille in France

Apostille in France

Apostille in Finland

Apostille in Finland

Apostille in Fiji

Apostille in Fiji

Apostille in Estonia

Apostille in Estonia

Apostille in El Salvador

Apostille in El Salvador

Apostille in Ecuador

Apostille in Ecuador

Apostille in Dominican Republic

Apostille in Dominican Republic

Apostille in Dominica

Apostille in Dominica

Apostille in Denmark

Apostille in Denmark

Apostille in Croatia

Apostille in Croatia

Apostille in Costa Rica

Apostille in Costa Rica

Apostille in Cook Islands

Apostille in Cook Islands

Apostille in Chile

Apostille in Chile

Apostille in Cape Verde

Apostille in Cape Verde

Apostille in Bulgaria

Apostille in Bulgaria

Apostille in Brunei

Apostille in Brunei

Apostille in Brazil

Apostille in Brazil

Apostille in Botswana

Apostille in Botswana

Apostille in Bosnia and Hezergovina

Apostille in Bosnia and Hezergovina

Apostille in Belize

Apostille in Belize

Apostille in Belgium

Apostille in Belgium

Apostille in Belarus

Apostille in Belarus

Apostille in Barbados

Apostille in Barbados

Apostille in Bahrain

Apostille in Bahrain

Bahamas

Bahamas

Apostille in Azerbaijan

Apostille in Azerbaijan

Apostille in Austria

Apostille in Austria

Apostille in Australia

Apostille in Australia

Apostille in Armenia

Apostille in Armenia

Apostille in Andorra

Apostille in Andorra

Apostille in Albania

Apostille in Albania

Apostille in Argentina

Apostille in Argentina

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