Apostilles are available in countries that have signed the Hague Convention. If you request service for a country not listed in the Hague Convention, don’t worry, you can still get authenticated through a procedure called Embassy Legalization.
Fees include County Clerk, Secretary of State, and Department of State (as required depending on the document). Fees for Non-Hague countries also include Embassy/Consulate legalization. Mailing of documents is also included if you are within the US.
Apostille service is required for Trustee Service for certain country registrations, such as Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Iraq. When you order an domain with Trustee Service for these countries, you can select Apostille service at that time. For general apostille services, please register on this page.
Our Apostille Services certifies that a document is a true copy of the original. Apostilles are an accepted form of authentication of documents in countries who have signed the Hague Convention (Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents). While a notarization is local, an apostille is global.
Apostilles can be used for trustee service in registering domains, but they may also be used for Power of Attorney, authenticating passports, marriages, adoptions, inheritance, contracts and documents. While the apostille certifies the document is a true copy of the original document, it does not verify that the original content is correct.
Determine if the country is a part of the Hague Convention or not. Look through the appropriate tab below.
If you are in the US, use a valid Notary Public. If you are outside the US, use the competent authority notary of that country.
You will be given this opportunity at checkout.
You have the option to have the finalized apostille sent directly to you or to our offices. If the apostille is for domain registration, we highly recommend that the documents be sent directly to us so there is no delay in securing your domain name.
An apostille can take as few as 7 days, or up to 3 weeks depending on the country.