Apostille is a simplified form of document legalization. Such documents will be valid in all countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. The Convention established an apostille, a special stamp that replaces the procedure for consular legalization. It is affixed for the documents that must be presented in another country.

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Apostille can be affixed:

• Civil Registry Certificates Originals;
• Diplomas and Education Certificates Originals;
• Certified Documents (Powers of Attorney, Consents, Declarations, etc);
• Certified Copies of Documents (Passports, International Passports, Certificates, etc);
• Legal Entities Documents Certified by State Registration Authorities (Charters, Registration Certificates, Tax Registration Certificates, etc);

Apostille is usually affixed for the official documents originals, or notarized copies, if it is not possible to use the original. The authority that has affixed the apostille certifies it with its seal. The signature and seal do not require additional certification or legalization.

Apostille cannot be affixed:

• Damaged or Illegible Documents;
• Document Copies that are Illegible and/or Have Amendments;
• Passports or Identity Cards Originals;
• Medical Certificates with Triangular Stamps;
• Documents of Diplomatic and Consular Institutions;
• Cocuments on Commercial or Customs Transactions.