Q1.How do I get an apostille?
A1.The first step is International Notary Public Notarization，the second step is APOSTILLE(Hague certification).
Q2.What is an apostille stamp on a birth certificate?
A2.Birth certificate for Apostille.
Q3.How much does it cost to apostille a document?
A3.The cost of Apostille varies for each Hague Convention Country.
Q4.How long does it take to apostille a document?
A4.The duration of Apostille varies for each Hague Convention Country.
Q5.What countries require an apostille?
A5.There are currently 108 member states of the Hague Convention Countries.
Q6.Does an apostille need to be notarized?
A6.Yes, the first step is International Notary Public Notarization
Q7.What is the Apostille process?
A7.The first step is International Notary Public Notarization, the second step is to send the notarized documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the name of the institution of each Hague Convention member country is different) for APOSTILLE.
Q8.Why do I need an apostille birth certificate?
A8.If the birth certificate of one Hague Convention member needs to be used in another Hague Convention country, Apostille is required.
Q9.Who can issue an apostille certificate?
A9.Ministry of Foreign Affairs \ High Court level institutions (the institutions in each Hague Convention member country are called differently)
Q10.Why is an apostille required?
A10.If the documents of one Hague Convention member needs to be used in another Hague Convention country, Apostille is required.
Q11.What is the difference between Apostille and attestation?
A11.Compared with the embassy certification, Apotille with a shorter processing time and fewer steps.
Q12.What is a Apostille stamp?
A12.A stamp of notarized documents by Ministry of Foreign Affairs \ High Court level institutions (the institutions in each Hague Convention member country are called differently)
Q13.What is Apostille in English?
A13.Apostille is equivalent to certification in English.
Q14.Can I apostille a document from another country?
A14.Generally speaking, if a document requires Apostille, it needs to be made in the document issuing country; if the document issuing country is not a member of the Hague Convention, it can be processed in a third country .
Q15.Is Apostille the same as certified?
A15.No, few steps and duration for Apostille relatively.
Q16.Can a solicitor do an apostille?
A16.No, it must be certified by a notary with international notary qualification.
Q17.What is a legal apostille?
A17.The member states that have signed the Hague Convention have notarized the documents issued by the international notary and made an Apostille.
Q18.How do I apostille a document in the US?
A18.The first step is International Notary Public Notarization, and the second step is Apostille by the Secretary of State.
Q19.What documents do I need for an apostille?
A19.Original or scanned copy, different requirements for each Hague Member State.
Q20.Does an apostille need to be translated?
A20. If the receiving country ask to be translated into another language, it needs to be translated.
Q21.What is the meaning of Apostille attestation?
A21.Hague certification (Apostiile) refers to the secondary certification issued by the national government agency (usually the Supreme People's Court) to the original certification issuer (usually a local notary or an international notary) and stamping or labeling on the document, which process called Apostille.
Q22.Can a passport be Apostilled?
Q23.What is the difference between a notary and a solicitor?
A23.Documents notarized by an international notary can be used for Apostille, documents notarized by a solicitor cannot be used for Apostille.
Q24.Which professions can certify documents?
A24.Only international notaries.