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We are often asked questions about Apostille. So we decided to prepare a FAQ of what does Apostille mean ? when it is needed? who created it? what is its history? how it looks? what documents should be apostilled? and more...
There are two methods of documentation. The main thing is "the Apostille" stamp and legalization (Eg. Birth,Degree,Marriage,PCC certificate). Stamp, set apart on records, issued by nations individuals from Hague Convention, is called "the Apostille" stamp. It permits confirming the mark and stamp on the records.
Apostille is legitimate in all part countries of the Hague Conference (USA, Brazil, Russia, most European countries, Argentina, and so on.). It is perceived at all levels of government authorities of any rank.
Educational Certificates (Eg. Degree, Diploma, ITI, Phd etc..)
Personal Certificates (Eg. Marriage, Birth, PCC, Divorce, Death, Experience, Medical etc..)
Commercial Certificates (Eg. Power of Attorney, Certificate of Incorporation, Invoice etc.. )
Other Documents (Eg. Leaving, Bonafide, Migration, Thesis, Distance Education etc..)
Apostille is stamped on notarized copies of the following certificates:
Criminal history clearance
Certificate of registration with a tax authority
Certificate of incorporation
Applications, agreements, letters of attorney
Other notarized copies.
Apostille of documents allows verifying the authenticity of signature on document as well as identity of stamp, which attaches a seal to a document.
The list of member countries of Hague conference in October 5, 1961.
Albania, Greece, Oman, Andorra, Grenada, Panama, Antigua and Barbuda, Honduras, Paraguay, Argentina, Hong Kong, Peru, Armenia, Hungary, Poland, Australia, Iceland, Portugal, Austria, India, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Russia, Bahamas, Israel, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Bahrain, Italy, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Japan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belarus, Kosovo, Samoa, Belgium, Kazakhstan, San Marino, Belize, Kyrgyzstan, Sao Tome and Principe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Serbia, Botswana, Lesotho, Seychelles, Brazil, Liberia, Slovakia, Brunei, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, South Africa, Burundi, Luxembourg, South Korea, Cape Verde, Macau, Spain, Chile, Macedonia, Suriname, Colombia, Malawi, Swaziland, Cook Islands, Malta, Sweden, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, Switzerland, Croatia, Mauritius, Tajikistan, Cyprus, Mexico, Tonga, Czech Republic, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, Denmark, Monaco, Turkey, Dominica, Mongolia, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Montenegro, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Morocco, United States, El Salvador, Namibia, Uruguay, Estonia, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Finland, Nicaragua, Venezuela, France, Niue, Maxico, Georgia, Norway, Germany