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What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a form of authentication issued for documents for use in countries participating in the Hague Apostille Convention.
It certifies the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the signer has acted, and identifies the seal/stamp on the document.

Document Eligibility

Common documents include birth/death certificates, marriage licenses, diplomas, corporate documents, court orders.
Contact us for specific document eligibility queries.

Process Time

Standard processing takes 5 business days.
Expedited services are available upon request, subject to additional fees.


Varies depending on the type of document and processing time required.
Contact us for a detailed fee structure.

Requirements for Apostille

Original documents must be submitted; photocopies are not acceptable.
Documents must be notarized or certified as true copies by the appropriate authority.

Countries Recognizing Apostilles

Accepted by countries that are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.
A list of member countries is available upon request or on our website.

Language of the Apostille

Apostilles are typically issued in the official language of the issuing country.
Translations may be required for use in the destination country.

Authentication vs. Apostille

Authentication is used for countries not part of the Hague Convention.
Apostille is a streamlined process, while authentication may involve more steps.

Notarization and Apostille

Notarization is often a prerequisite for obtaining an Apostille.
The notary's signature/seal is authenticated with the Apostille.

Collection and Delivery Options

Documents can be submitted in person, by mail, or through an authorized representative.
Return delivery via standard or expedited postal service, depending on client preference.

Validity Period of Apostille

Generally, Apostilles do not expire. However, some documents may have an expiration date.
It’s advisable to check with the authorities in the destination country.

Refusal of Apostille

An Apostille may be refused if the document doesn’t meet the necessary criteria.
We guide correcting these issues