What is the difference between a notary and an apostille?

  • Updated on 14 Nov 2023



A notary is a government-authorized individual that verifies the legal validity of a document’s signatures. Notarization ensures that the document is legally accepted within the U.S.

The power of notarization is at the state level.

An Apostille is a document that verifies that the signatures and seals within a document are legally valid and accepted by the countries participating in The Hague Treaty.