The Hague Convention
On October 5th, 1961 the Hague Convention resolved to
ensure documents issued by
one governmental body be recognised by other governmental bodies.
Hague Convention participating countries, through the issue of a notary certificate, legalizes
documents for use abroad without further ado.
The Hague Convention on apostilles was designed to replace the former legalisation
method in order not to burden
Ambassadors with this.
What is an Apostille
An apostille is the legalization of a document for international use
in countries that have signed the Hague Convention. An apostille is optional and certifies the signature of the Public Notary. An apostille can only certify the signature of the person signing the document.
What is a Notary Certificate
A university degree or transcript issued by Gordon University can be notarized via an appointed
Public Notary. Notarization confirms authentication of the document.
The process to get an apostille and notary certificate typically
takes less than 30 days, and can only be done with original degrees and
transcripts. Photocopies are not permissible.