Notarization and Apostille of Education Certificates

Notarization of Certificate

What really is notarization?

Notarization is the official fraud-deterrence process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and record-keeping. Above all, notarization is the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted in freewill in the document. A Notary Public’s seal indicates on a document indicates it has been notarized. It’s essential that everyone trusts the authenticity of the documents, hence notary is done.

Who is a Notary Public?

In most countries, a Notary Public is known as an official who is licensed by the government to perform functions such as the authentication of signatures or documents, and the witnessing of affidavits or statements of persons under oath.


Do certificates need notarization?

If you are applying for jobs abroad, and the Ministry of External Affairs or the Ministry of Labour of that country asks to verify your certificate to be true or not, that’s the time notarization is required. In your own country authenticity of your certificates can be given by the certificate issuer (like ACT) in form of online verification or a letter to the School / Institution you applied to, can be issued verifying your details, certification and performance / grades.

How to notarize a certificate?

If you need to notarize your certificate, contact our legal department which has set up a notarization facility in four countries because of the fact that Asian College of Teachers has its own legal presence in the form of Private Limited Company and LLC in India, the UK, the USA and Thailand. Hence, we can get your certificate notarized from any one of the countries of your choice. The price and time depend on which country you want your ACT certificate to get notarized. The process is simple, write to us at with your scanned certificate and details and we shall revert with the offer.

Apostille & Legalization of Certification


What is Apostille?

In order to make a document from one country to be legally recognised in another country, the document will usually need to be legalised in some way. This will usually involve some form of certification from the country the document originates that is recognisable in the country the document will be used in. The apostille, is a widely recognised means to achieve this. Quite simply, the apostille is a form of certification issued in one country that is recognised in any other country that is also part of the Apostille Convention. ACT Certificate can be authenticated through an apostille in the UK and the USA.

United Kingdom The UK: ACT having its registered company in the name of Asian College of Teachers Limited in London, the UK can help you in:

  • Certifying copies of your Certificates through the British Registered Solicitor from the UK.
  • Apostille stamping with the British Foreign & Development Office.

USA The USA: ACT having its incorporated Company in the State of Delaware, USA and can help you with:

  • Notarization and then Apostille in Washington District, Columbia

India Flag India: ACT having a legal Private Limited Company in India in the name of TTA Training Private Limited, can also help you in Notarization of your certificate in India.

Thailand Thailand: ACT can also legalize your certificate in Thailand since ACT has its legally registered fully operational company in Thailand in the name of Asia Teachers Training Co., Ltd

The price and time depend on which country you want your ACT certificate to get Apostille. The process is simple, write to us at with your scanned certificate and details and we shall revert with the offer and price involved.

NB: Both Notarization and Apostille are legal processes and involve time as Original documents need to be sent to the respective country to get it done and it’s highly suggested to consult a genuine lawyer / solicitor before applying for these services.
Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs rules often change. Our legal team works closely with them to coordinate and try their best to come up with solutions. However, it depends completely on the officials and have to be left at their discretion.


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