Apostille is the international certification of an official document (birth certificates, marriage certificates, diplomas, grade reports, ruling, etc) according to The Hague Convention of 1961.

Apostille is a superlegalization of a document used when it must be acknowledged in a country signatory to the Convention.

So far, 64 countries have joined The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961 regarding the simplification of superlegalizing translated documents procedure to be used abroad.

Romania has joined The Hague Convention on March 16, 2001 and the Republic of Moldavia on March 16, 2007. Starting September 1, 2005 the apostille is done by specialized offices of Prefectures or Courts in the issuing county.

Any authenticated and translated document is recognized in any of the other signatory countries.