Apostille information in Saint Kitts and Nevis
Designated competent authority(ies) to issue an apostille in Saint Kitts and Nevis:
For Saint Kitts and Nevis or the Island of Saint Kitts:
The Attorney General and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For the Island of Nevis:
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in the Island of Nevis or the Legal Adviser in the Legal Department
Authentication (Legalization) of Documents
Foreign countries often require “official” documents to be “authenticated” before such documents can be accepted. An “authentication” is a governmental act by which a designated public official certifies to the genuineness of the signature and seal and the position of the official who has executed, issued, or certified a copy of a document. As long as this document is authenticated by an apostille it is internationally accepted and valid in countries which are Party to the Convention de La Haye du 5 October 1961.
The sole function of the apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document in question by identifying any stamp or seal affixed to the document. The apostille either must be attached as an annex to the official document or placed on the document itself by means of a stamp. (A copy of the form is attached).
At the Ministry this process may take two (2) working days once the documents meet the necessary requirements. Please note that the document(s) must be hand-delivered to the Ministry where an officer will ensure that they meet the necessary requirements for processing. The cost of the Apostille is $55.00 ECD in STAMPS (which may be obtained from the General Post Office, Bay Road).
GENERAL WEBSITE: https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=377
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