New York Mobile Notary Service has been specializing in Apostille Certification (Authentication of documents for international use) and Document Legalization in New York for over 8 years. The Apostille, is a French word meaning certification. It is an instrument that many governments, foreign and domestic, use to certify that a document is genuine. It is the legalization of a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention. Countries around the world are adopting this validation procedure for its simplicity and worldwide acceptance. As a result of globalization, worldwide trade, and the internet the need for proper international documentation and application of an “apostille” are becoming much more prevalent in every day life.