An Apostille (Certificate) is a square approximately 9cm long, usually stamped onto the reverse side of a single page public document.
It is formatted into numbered fields to allow certified data to be identified by the receiving country, regardless of the official language of the issuing country. It is also dated, numbered, registered and impressed with the official seal of the government department issuing it.
The Certificate's official issue and registration may be verified without difficulty by means of a simple request for information addressed to the country's issuing government department from where it originated.
If the certified document consists of more than one page, all pages are bound together into a single bundle and tied firmly with green ribbon or tape, with the Certificate attached on a separate sheet of paper. View example.