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Types of Document Certification in the Philippines

Different Types of Document Certification in the Philippines: Apostillization vs. Consularization vs. Authentication

Certifying legal documents abroad can be a complex process. Even though such documents are valid and acceptable in your own country, many jurisdictions will require you, as a foreign individual, to comply with certain processes to ensure your legal documents are authentic. 

In the Philippines, there are three types of document certification, namely:

  • Apostillization
  • Consularization
  • Authentication

It is important to understand their differences so you can choose the correct method and prepare your documents before coming to the Philippines. This will prevent your legal documents from being rejected by concerned authorities so you can avoid repeating the certification process from scratch. To help, we crafted an infographics that you can use as reference.   

Types of Document Certification in the Philippines

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  • Redge Gonzales

    Redge Gonzales is the Sr. Marketing Manager of InCorp Philippines. She is adept at implementing effective digital marketing strategies from Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media marketing, online reputation management, web design, and web analytics.

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