Frequently Asked Questions
What is an apostille?globalcustomerservice
An apostille is a certificate attached to an official document (for example, a birth or marriage certificate) that certifies:
- the authenticity of the signature of the public official who signed the document,
- the capacity in which that public official acted, and
- the authenticity of the seal (or stamp) affixed to the document
The Apostille does not validate the contents of the document.
In order that a document issued in one country can be recognized in another country, that document must be legalized or authenticated. For countries that are members of The 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, this legalization process has been simplified. Under The Apostille Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize each other's official documents if they have an Apostille.
For non-signatories, the legalization of documents is more complicated and requires that the document be authenticated by a consular official.
The word “Apostille” comes from the French verb “apostiller”, which derives from the old French word "postille" meaning “annotation,” and before it the Latin word "postilla".
Which types of documents do you apostille?globalcustomerservice
We can apostille any document issued in any country.
When do I need an Apostille?globalcustomerservice
Apostille is needed if you intend to use an official document issued in one country in another country. Moreover, both countries must be members of The Apostille Hague Convention.
How does it work?globalcustomerservice
1. Place your order
2. Send us your document
3. Verify your identity online
4. Get your document with Apostille
How long does the apostille process take?globalcustomerservice
The apostille process takes 1-2 business days.
How much do you charge?globalcustomerservice
Our fee is 195 EUR per apostille (including governmental fee and excluding shipment).
Forms of payment?globalcustomerservice
- Bank Transfer (SWIFT and SEPA)
- All credit and debit cards
Which countries are members of the Hague Apostille Convention?globalcustomerservice
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
China, People's Republic of
(Hong Kong & Macao Only)
Korea, Republic of
Moldova, Republic of
North Macedonia, Republic of
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Can I check on the status of my apostille?globalcustomerservice
Yes, please contact our Support Team with your order number.
Can you tell me more about your organization before I place my order?globalcustomerservice
The apostille service is provided by Notary24.com - a European Notary Public Platform accredited by IUCA and the Dutch Trade Registry.