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What is an Apostille Certificate?

An Apostille stamp or an Apostille Certificate is an official certificate issued to documents so that they can be recognised and used in member states and countries.  The Apostille Certificate confirms that the document is genuine so that it can be accepted when used in another country.

The Apostille Certificate is the result of a Hague Convention which abolished the requirement for the legalisation of foreign documents.  The Hague Conference on Private International Law is an intergovernmental organisation in the area if the private international law whose purpose is to develop and administer several international conventions and protocols in order to simplify cross border laws.


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Legal documents are very important for any individual because of their general use. Legal documents serve as official papers that an individual or a corporation can use for whatever legal means necessary for them. Documents vary from individual to a corporation.

Personal legal documents include:

  • Passports
  • Government identification cards
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Licenses
  • Degrees

Business or corporate legal documents range from:

  • Letters of incorporation
  • Business permits
  • Individual records of documents of the board of members or directors etc.

The importance of legalising documents is paramount especially for official needs. It is important to note, however, that mere notarization of documents will not be sufficient for other countries to recognise legal documents from your country of origin. Some states in larger countries also do not recognise legal documents from other states, especially in the United Kingdom. An Apostille Certificate is a legal document that will help you in this manner, and it is issued by several Apostille UK issuing states.


How to obtain an Apostille UK Stamp or Certificate

In order to acquire an Apostille Certificate for a document, the following must be provided

Original or copy (scanned copies if sent through email) of the document 
In order for an individual to be issued an Apostille Certificate, one must first provide his or her original document or a copy for review and approval of the issuing body. While in most cases original is a better choice, some countries do not require original copies of the document, so a copy will suffice. Apostilled copies of the documents will actually save an individual some money

Credit card or bank transfer details
Most Apostille issuing services prefer credit card payments, but a lot of them also offer bank transfer payment methods if the individual does not have any credit cards. Usually, the individual requesting for Apostille certificate provides all of the banking and payment related details together with the documents needed

Contact details
Contact details required by Apostille issuing services, especially the postal or mailing address of an individual. Contact details, either phone or email, are needed to be able to reach the individual requesting for Apostille services if the issuing body has any concerns or questions regarding the documents. The postal address is of course needed so that the Apostille issuing service knows where to send all of the legalised documents once the Apostille certification is ready

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