Common Documents to Apostille or Authenticate:
An Apostille is for documents to be used in countries that participate in the 1961 Hague ConventionTreaty. The certificate contains a seal by the Secretary of State or the U.S. Department of State where applicable.
Authentication certificates are for documents to be used in countries that do not participate in the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty. This process requires additional steps of Embassy Legalization.
Examples of documents that may require an Apostille or authentication for use abroad include:
power of attorney
copy of U.S. passport
copy of driver license
articles of incorporation
certificates of good standing