What is an apostille?
How to be sure that the document issued in Spain is correct? Or how to prove in Spain that a document issued in Estonia is authentic?
For this reason, there is a procedure of apostilling, in the course of which the notary adds a notation certifying internationally renowned authenticity to the document. Apostille certifies the authenticity of a public document.
Public document is a document issued by a state authority: for example, B-card, diploma, birth certificate, certificate of the criminal records database, etc.
In order to apostille private documents, they first require a notarised translation, followed by apostilling the notarial certificate. A document can only be apostilled in the country it was issued.
Documents that you are taking to Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia or Poland do not require an apostille or legalisation.