Apostille is a unique stamp using to simplify the procedure of legalization. It is also used to verify and confirm the authenticity of the signature of the person who placed it in on official document that has legal force. Apostille does not certify the content of certified document.
In Ukraine, the following state authorities have right to use apostille:
- Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;
- Ministry of Justice of Ukraine;
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Apostille can be stamped at a certain number of documents. It is put on the official documents that you have received in universities or in the state agencies that are directly related to education and science, documents issued by the justice authorities, courts, notaries and many other documents.
Apostille is not stamped on a certain set of documents:
- Foreign official documents;
- Originals of passports;
- Vehicle certificate;
- Military ticket and other documents.
However, there is one important note to be made: apostille can be put on the copies of these documents certified by a notary in accordance with all key standards and legal standards. This rule is important for those who want to renew important documents before going abroad.
List of countries requiring 1 apostille: