It’s a form of authentication issued in line with the decision made in the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961. So, the apostille certificate approves the signature, seal, or stamp on a document to be genuine so that it will be accepted when submitted in another country outside of the issued country.
The apostille certificate is permanently glued to another document and then embossed with the apostille seal or apostille stamp, which means it is used referred to as getting a document 'apostilled'.
Joining the Hague Apostille Convention – 1961
Turkey, also, joined the Hague Apostille Convention on 29th September 1985. For this reason, documents that have been apostilled by Turkey are included in the international legalization system.
The apostille certificate should be filled in Turkish in Turkey. Meanwhile, the heading “Apostille (Convention de la Haye du 5 October 1961)” written in French is a mandatory requirement for the apostille’s seen as valid.
An official document issued from any public/government institution in Turkey requires to be apostilled to use abroad.
An Apostille is only to certify the authenticity of the signature, the capacity of the person signing the document has acted, and where appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not relate to the content of the underlying document itself.
Which documents require an Apostille?
Lots of documents received from official organizations can be apostilled, and here are among mostly requested documents:
Certification of Origin
Authorizations of Signatures
Trade register excerpts
Corporate Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney
Judgments of Courts
Certificate of Good Standing
Certification of Free Sale
Travel Consent Letter
Articles of Incorporation
Notarized copies of documents
Remember! Documents to be apostilled issued by Turkish institutions:
To make apostille approval;
A certificate of apostille legalization must be translated into the official language of the country of use by a certified translation office.
Notarization must be made in a notary where a translation of the document is translated by a certified translation office.
After the notarization, the provincial or district governor’s office in the province where the approval is made, the process is completed by making Apostille Approval. As Akademi Group Certified Translation Agency, we make your documents notarized & apostilled on behalf of you. Just contact us on mobile at +90 552 806 82 20.
For countries that are party to the Apostil Convention, no further approval is required at the embassies or consulates after this procedure.
Remember! Foreign Country Documents to be Apostilled:
Apostille certification can only be made to any document coming from abroad by the relevant institutions in Turkey if the relevant document has already apostilled or it has been legalized by the Turkish Embassy or Consulate of the issuing country. Each country has the right to make apostille approvals in a document issued within its own borders. Then, a document issued in a foreign country needs to be apostilled in that country and must be brought to Turkey as apostilled.
But, the embassies and consulates of some countries in Turkey may apostille the documents of their country. You can contact the embassy and consulate to ask about such an opportunity. Or else, your documents must be sent to the country where your document is issued and they must be apostilled there.
If you have original documents with you, as Akademi Group Certified Translation Agency, we make your documents notarized & apostilled on behalf of you. Just contact us on mobile +at 90 552 806 82 20.
Validity of an Apostille issued in Turkey
An apostille certificate does not have a specific validity period. But, if the document with the apostille stamp has a validity period, the apostille becomes invalid when the form expires.
How do I apostille a document in Turkey?
Apostille certification approval is done by governorships and district governorships in Turkey. Also, the Office of the Ministry of Justice, the Heavy Penal Courts, and the Justice Commission can make apostille approval for the documents within the Ministry of Justice.
How about the prices to make a document apostilled?
We do the notarization and apostille process of a document on behalf of you at a price of 99 dollars + shipping fee. This just takes 3-5 days. Just call us on mobile or Whatsapp at +90 552 806 82 20.