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What is the Hague Apostille?

An apostille is an attestation issued by the competent authority to confirm the authenticity of a signature or a stamp on a public document but, it does not mean that the content of the document is correct, it is only a signature of acknowledgment so to speak.

Apostilles are determined by the countries that adhered to the "Hague Convention" of 1961, abolishing the requirement of consular legalization/attestation so all public documents issued in these countries and destined abroad must have the Apostille, documents such as:

  • civil registration certificates

  • criminal records

  • certificates of any kind that come from official bodies

  • notarial deeds and notarial signature certifications

  • diplomas issued by public institutions

  • etc ...

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