Apostille a French word which means to ‘authenticate or certify’ and Hague convention brought this new phrase to the world. Hague convention is an international peace treaty held in the Hague a city of the Netherlands. Hague convention is mainly aimed to enrich world peace through certification of foreign public documents. An official sticker or stamp issued by a Hague convention country is called an Apostille, a mandatory authority will affix it to the document and which makes your document authenticate in the destination country. Hague convention member countries are the exponents of Apostille attestation. Embassy or consulate of the destination country will grant this authentication.
The major countries which recognize Apostille are listed below –
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- Oman etc..
Apostille attestation is issued to every type of documents, type of documents is not a matter here, but has remained at a certain validity, after the validity the authentication value will expire. The Apostille is a gateway to Hague convention countries and which makes your documents to be suitable to submit in front of the destination country officials. It will help the immigrants to catch their personal and professional opportunities.