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How do you define an Apostille Certificate?

An Apostille Certificate, also know an Apostille stamp, is given to documents that need to be accepted in member countries and states. This serves as confirmation that the document is real, and thus it becomes valid and accepted in a different country than the one it was issued in.

The Hague Convention got rid of the prerequisite that all foreign documents needed to be legalized. The Apostille Certificate is a direct result of the Hague Convention. The Hague Conference on Private International Law helps foster and execute international rules and regulations to make them simple across country laws. It is an intergovernmental establishment.

UK Apostille Legalisation Office

Legal papers are essential for any person because they are used widely. Legal papers are official and persons or businesses ca use them for all legal matters that are essential to them. Legal papers are different from persons and businesses.

Examples of personal legal papers:

  • Passports
  • Other Government-issued ID
  • Birth/Marriage Certificates
  • Licenses/Degrees

Examples of business legal papers:

  • Inclusion letters
  • permits
  • rosters of members of the board or directors, etc.

Getting a Certificate or Apostille UK Stamp

To get an Apostille Certificate, you must procure:

The document in its original form, or scanned if sent via email

For an Apostille Certificate to be issued, one has to turn in the original paper or copy of whomever issued it. The original is preferred, in most cases, but a lot of countries do accept copies. Copies that attach an apostille are actually a money-saver for a person.

Bank transfer/credit card:

Most places that issue apostilles’ preferred payment method is through credit cards. If you do not have a credit card, they also accept bank transfers. The banking information will then need to be provided by the individual along with all the paperwork that is necessary.

Contact information:

The service the issues the apostille will need the client’s contact information, particularly the mailing address. Ways of contacting the client are necessary, like email and phone. This is needed in case any questions or concerns come up regarding the paperwork that was submitted. The postal address is also a crucial piece of information that is required so that the service can send the completed legalized documents once the apostille has been attached.

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