It is not just business that can benefit from an apostille service. Many individuals find that legalising documents can be a tedious process and that dealing with the FCO is not as simple as they may have hoped. Other people are under the misconception that utilising an apostille services is primarily for companies and business professionals who plan on conducting business overseas.
In the service of legalising documents by apostille we sometimes hear people refer to the service as notarisation. This is often a simple mistake and customers simply need an apostille so that their documents are legalised for use in another country.
Legalisation of a document is the issue of an apostille so that the document may be used in an official capacity in another country. Once a document has the apostille, it has been ‘legalised’ for use in an overseas country that is a member of the Hague Convention.