The Apostille service is a form of international document certification provided under the Hague Apostille Convention, simplifying the legal process of documents used abroad. While standard notarization verifies the identity of the signers and the authenticity of signatures on documents for use within the country, an Apostille certifies the authenticity of the notary’s signature and seal for the documents to be recognized in all member countries of the Hague Convention. This service is crucial for documents intended for international use, such as adoption papers, school records, and corporate documents.