Apostille is a French word that means a certification. It is commonly used in English to refer to the certification of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. This infographic will guide you in what cases you would need an Apostille. Also, read what documents can have an Apostille Certificate.
You will need an Apostille Certificate, also known as the Hague Apostille, when a foreign organisation has requested that you have UK-sourced papers legalised as proof of authenticity.
Overseas students studying at UK universities may need to produce education certificates, letters of attendance or transcripts when returning to their home country.
The Apostille Certificate is a paper attachment which is fixed permanently to your supplied document. It will then be accepted as authentic in any of the Hague Convention countries.
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