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What is an Apostille Certification?

French for “certificate,” an Apostille Certification is a method of certifying a document for use in another country pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention. Certification by apostille means that a document is entitled to recognition in the country of intended use, and no certification or legalization by the embassy or consulate of the foreign country where the document is to be used is required.

We can have an Apostille attached to documents on behalf of clients to satisfy the requirements of overseas government departments or companies. The simplicity and lack of ambiguity has led to the Apostille becoming a favorite form of validation of documents worldwide. However, there are countries that have not signed the The Hague Treaty and they don’t recognize this certification. Check the list of countries accepting apostille certification here.

How do I get an Apostille?

You have two choices. You can go through the complex government agencies and obtain an apostille by yourself, or you can hire Active Filings to form your business. Our International Business Formation Plan’s Gold Package includes Apostille service, which means you can sit back and relax and let us do the heavy lifting.