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Apostille Basics: Know why many nations require It (and why many don’t)

Apostille Basics: Know why many nations require It (and why many don’t)

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On October 5, 1961, representatives of more than 100 countries got together in the Hague, Netherlands, and set out to standardize how the documents of one country would be validated in another. The purpose of the Apostille was to make the flow of official documents between signatory countries more efficient; to save time and money. […]

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Burundi Apostille

Burundi Apostille

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The African nation of Burundi has begun accepting apostilles as of Feb. 13, 2015. This means that documents going to Burundi from other consenting countries can be authenticated in this way. The following United States documents are now accepted by Burundi: birth certificate, marriage license, divorce certificate, corporate record, death certificate, court affidavits, college/university diploma […]

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What’s the Difference Between Apostille and Embassy Legalization?

What’s the Difference Between Apostille and Embassy Legalization?

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An Apostille stamp will make your travel document valid for legal purposes in countries that have signed Hague Apostille Convention or the Apostille Treaty of 1961, of which there are 105 signatory countries. Authentication and legalization will make your document valid only in the country of which the consulate has legalized the document. This means […]

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What is Embassy Legalization and Who Needs it?

What is Embassy Legalization and Who Needs it?

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The aim of embassy legalization and apostilles is for governments to be able to verify that documents of a foreign country are legal and authentic. The concept is aptly put on Wikipedia.org: “How can civil and judicial officials reliably verify the authenticity of a document that was issued abroad? Legalization attempts to solve this dilemma […]

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What is an Apostille?

What is an Apostille?

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An apostille is a from of authentication given to documents for use in members countries of the ‘Hague Convention of 1961. If a country is not signee for this international convention, then foreign documents being processed in that country need to be authenticated or certified. In the United States, government bodies like the Secretary of […]

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