What is an apostille?

A translation can also be provided with an apostille

A translation can also be provided with an apostille.

An apostille authenticates the signature of the certified or sworn translator. We can arrange an apostille for your translation at an additional cost and slightly longer delivery time.

An apostille is sufficient for legal acceptance of the translation, and apostilles can be issued in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. They look like a label with a seal and signature from the court.

The apostille is recognized by countries that are members of the Apostille Treaty (The Hague Convention of October 5th 1961). Countries are continuously being added to this treaty. You can see a recent list at .

Do you need an apostille?

We are happy to provide you with an apostille if you need to use your translation outside of the United States.

In case your translation is needed in the United States, it's more common to have your document notarized. See our page about notarization.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about certifications, notarizations, and apostilles.


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