Per the Secretary Of State office: “An apostille may be obtained to transmit public documents executed in one signatory country to another signatory country in which the documents need to be produced. The Hague Convention defines “public document” as:
1. Those originating in a court, clerk of a court, public prosecutor or process server;
2. Administrative documents;
3. Notarial acts; and
4. Official certificates placed on documents.
An authentication may be obtained to transmit similar documents to countries which have not subscribed to The Hague Convention.” (TN.gov)
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