An Apostille is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries outside of the UK.
The Notarisation of Documents confirms that the documents included in the Apostille are a true copy of the originals.
To Apostille a document a Notary will apply a seal and sign the documents. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will then attach an apostille to the documents, confirming the Notary’s signature and seal has been certified.
Once a document has gained an apostille certificate these documents are then legal for use and are accepted in states without requiring any further legalisation.