It is called The Hague Apostille to a procedure that, in the field of private international law, allows legalize a document to the verify its authenticity. This method arose in 1961 and it is accepted in many countries.
The The Hague Apostille was agreed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law, a organization whose headquarters are in the aforementioned city of Netherlands.
The The Hague Conference has eighty-six members (eighty-five countries plus the European Union). Its purpose is to develop multilateral legal instruments that allow meeting global needs.
The The Hague Apostille, in this framework, points to facilitate the use of public documents in foreign nations. What it does is eliminate the obligation of the process of legalization, replacing it with a certificate issued by a competent authority in the same country where the document in question was issued.
Said certificate is the apostille. It is a sheet that is added to the document, with the signature and seal of the authority that validates the copy of the public document. Since 2006In addition, there is the electronic apostille program that makes it possible to issue and verify apostilles digitally.
Take the case of Argentina, which integrates the The Hague Conference. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship has a system on-line to certify and validate documentation internationally. In this way, with the The Hague Apostille, citizens ensure that the documents comply with the legality requirements both nationally and abroad.