The ApostilleThe Hague Apostille is a form of legalization in international document traffic. It is used in legal transactions between the countries mentioned below to exempt foreign public documents from legalisation.
The Hague Apostille of Seychelles
It shall certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the signatory has acted and, where appropriate, the authenticity of the seal or stamp affixed to the document.
The simplification of legal transactions achieved by the Hague Convention is now a major factor in the development of globalisation, because it makes international legal channels available quickly and without red tape.
The apostille is affixed to authentic instruments. Article 1 of the Convention determines which documents are to be regarded as authentic instruments, the national law of the issuing authority being applicable in each case. The apostille is to be made by means of a stamp (stampiglie) in the form of a square with sides of at least nine centimetres. It may be completed in the official language of the issuing authority. The heading 'Apostille (Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961)' must be in French.