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What is an Apostille?


An Apostille is the certificate accepted by Hague Countries.  The US is a Hague Country and so are 98 others, including Bulgaria and Poland.

The Apostille is a certificate that can be issued by your State’s Secretary of State.  It could also be issued by the Department of State for some documents that may require that.

The Apostille itself usually looks like a golden stamp.  Each state’s design is a bit different.  The Secretary of State’s office attaches it to your document.  The purpose is to verify that the document is prepared in accordance with Hague Standards. When one Hague Country authenticates your document using an Apostille, the other Hague Country recognizes it. 

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What is an Apostille.