What is an Apostille?

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What is an Apostille?

Simply put, an Apostille is a specialized certificate issued by the Secretary of State. The Apostille is attached to a document to verify it is legitimate and authentic.

What Types of Documents can be Apostilled?

Articles of Incorporation or Formation are the most commonly requested documents to be apostilled. Certified copies of filed documents or Certificates of Good Standing may also be apostilled.

Where can an Apostille be used?

Apostilled documents may be used in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. You can find the full list of countries that participate in the Hague Convention and accept Apostille on the State Department website here.

How to Obtain an Apostille

The Incorporators Ltd. only provides Apostilles for documents issued by the Delaware Secretary of State.  You can order an apostille for your Delaware company here.