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Public documents are increasingly being executed in electronic format, including notarial acts, judicial documents, civil status, adoption, taxation and other administrative documents, and electronically generated extracts from online official registers.
In many Contracting States, the law provides for the execution of public documents in electronic form through the use of an electronic signature. We provide Apostille Notary for Electronic documents in such contracting states.
The law of the State of origin determines whether a document executed in a language other than the official language of that State may be considered to be a public document. Some States may limit public documents to documents that are executed in the (or one of the) official language(s). In other States, the law does not designate an official language. Apostille Notary may be drawn up in the official language of the State of origin and may not be rejected for this reason.
However, the law of the State of destination determines what effect to give to an underlying public document that is in a foreign language.
The Apostille Convention does not directly address documents executed by international organizations (such as intergovernmental and supranational organizations).
Some International organizations regularly execute documents that are of a public-like nature, such as patents, court documents, educational documents, and other administrative documents. These documents may have to be produced in the State in which the organization is located (the host State), or another State, and in both instances, their origin may need to be authenticated.
Some international organizations have sought for their documents to be brought into the legalization system by depositing sample signature / seals of certain officials of the organization with Embassies and Consulates of potential States of destination that are located in the host State. As a result, if a document executed by one of those officials is to be produced in one of those States, the relevant Embassy or Consulate authenticates the document in question.
For International Organizations that are not bought directly under the Apostille system, following methods are applied by Contracting States to bring documents executed by such International Organizations indirectly into the Apostille system:
The law of the host State considers the document itself to be a public document (possibly on the basis of an agreement between the State and the organization), in which case the document may be apostillised by the Competent Authority of the host State. This presumes that the host State would have sample signatures and seals of the people who issue the public-like documents for the organization;
The signature on the document may be authenticated by a notary, in which case the notarial authentication may be apostillised by the Competent Authority of the host State.
Documents executed by a medical practitioner may be public documents for the purposes of the Convention if the practitioner is considered to be acting in an official capacity under the law of the State of origin. If it is the case, we can help authenticate such document by getting Apostille Notary affixed on such document.
Passports and other documents that identify the bearer may be public documents for the purposes of the Convention if the law of the State of origin considers them to be so. However, as placing an Apostille on an original identity document may not be practical (or allowed), States may employ different methods of issuing copies of these documents for authentication. The method of making such copies and their legal significance varies depending on the law of the State of origin.
Whatever the case if you need Apostille notary for your passport or other identification document, then just let us know and we will do the rest for you.
Grants of patent or other intellectual property rights are administrative documents within the meaning of Article 1(2)(b) of the Convention and are therefore public documents for the purposes of the Convention. We provide specialized Apostille notary for patents and other intellectual documents.
We provide Apostille Notary for religious documents, such as baptism and marriage certificates, as well as documents executed by religious courts, where the law of the State of origin considers such documents to be of a public nature and therefore a public document for the purposes of the Convention.
We also provide Apostille Notary for Translations and Unsigned Documents or Documents without a Seal or Stamp, where the law of the State of origin considers it to be of a public nature.
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