Apostille is the simplified form of the legalization that ensures that your document will be accepted for legal use in all countries that have signed the Hague Convention (October 5, 1961).
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille convention, or the Apostille treaty is an international treaty drafted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. It specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. Such a certification is called an apostille (French: certification).
Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is a party to the convention. A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Translation agency Bridging the Gaps in Astana provides Apostille Services & consular legalization in competent authorities of Kazakhstan.
Apostille is needed in order to grant your official document (such as Diploma of Education), obtained by you in Kazakhstan, the same legal force in the United States, and vice versa. Your document is meaningless without the apostille (i.e. your diploma).
For instance, foreign citizens might not know what a kazakhstani diploma looks like. That is exactly why you need an apostille. It certifies that this document exists and is effective, and the authority that issued and signed it also exists and is authorized to do so.
If you are looking your document to be apostillized, do not hesitate to contact us.