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What IS AN APOSTILLE?
Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty. A list of countries that accept apostilles is provided by the US State Department.
Requirements for state and local documents are as follows:
- Original or certified document must include the raised and/or stamped seal of the court or department of vital records.
- Must be certified by the Secretary of State from the state in which the documents were issued. The Secretary of State will certify to the official signing the document under the Seal of the State.
Examples of state and local documents include:
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