An official certificate, issued by the Secretary of State, to certify that documents on file with the Secretary of State that are required by certain countries which accept the terms of the Hague Convention’s international treaty. For example, to do business in Spain, rather than have a certified copy of the Delaware LLC’s Certificate of Formation legalized by filing a certified copy with the U.S. Department of State and that Spain’s consulate, the treaty empowers Delaware to issue the document directly, which saves time and money and does not require separate approval from the U.S. Government. Fewer than half of all countries have ratified the Hague treaty on this. Therefore, many countries require the more formal and longer process of legalization. We help international customers obtain apostilled documents and legalized documents for use overseas.