Apostille Requirements

Apostilles requirements authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty. The U.S. Department of State only issues an apostille for federal documents …

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CONVENTION ABOLISHING THE REQUIREMENT OF LEGALISATION FOR FOREIGN PUBLIC DOCUMENTS BY HCCH

HCCH Article 1 The present Convention shall apply to public documents which have been executed in the territory of one Contracting State and which have to be produced in the territory of another Contracting State. For the purposes of the present Convention, the following are deemed to be public documents: a)  documents emanating from an …

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How to spot a fake Apostille

In the United States alone, about a million Apostille stamps are issued per year. The more the world gets global, activities such as citizens are relocating, doing business, retiring, and adopting children in foreign countries increase. These activities require obtaining an Apostille of the relevant documents. Apostille process requires the use of money, and this is what …

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