Certifications, Apostilles, and the Authentication of Documents

Common uses of an Apostille or Certification

  Some common examples of documents that require an authentication for international use are business documents (articles of incorporation, certificates of good standing and bylaws), adoption paperwork (home studies, letters of reference, birth certificates, marriage certificates) and foreign study or education documents (diplomas, transcripts).  Other types of documents may require authentication to facilitate patents, trademarks, dual citizenship or international relations.

Modified Date: 02/19/2010 11:00 AM