Apostille Document

What is Apostille Document and why do I need it?

Kalina Kar

Last Update a year ago

Apostille document is an government issued certificate that is attached to the original or copy of a document, that you wish to be recognize in another country. 

For example, if you want to open an overseas bank account for your UK company, some bank institution will ask for certain documents to be apostilled to  prove the legit existence of your company. 

In the UK the apostilles are issued by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The FCO will sign and put a stamp on the Apostille which is then attached to the notarial or public document to confirm its authenticity.

Document that can be apostilled:

1. Certificate of Incorporation

2. Share Certificates

3. Memorandum and Articles of Association

4. Certificate of Good Standing  

Apostille in French means 'certificate'.

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