Schmidt & Schmidt offers you a qualified apostille service for your public documents issued in the European Union and other countries in Europe. All the countries within Europe are nowadays Member States to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
The apostille is a stamp of a rectangular shape. The heading "Apostille (Convention de la Haye du 5 octobre 1961)" written in French is a mandatory requirement for the apostille's validity. The Hague apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature, the position in which the signer has acted, and the authenticity of the seal or stamp with which the document is attested. Each apostille is registered and contains the issue date and a unique number. In each country the apostille is issued by competent authorities designated for each document type.
The apostille has to be obtained in the country that has issued your document. You can find the detailed information about the country-specific requirements for the apostillization in the country information sections.