Is an apostille the
same as a notary?


No.

An apostille can only be issued by state secretaries of state offices in the United States or the United States Department of State.

A state or federal apostille certificate is nothing like a notary stamp and it’s actually a letter with a state or federal seal on it which gets attached to your documents.

A notary public cannot create or make an apostille on a document in the U.S.

An American notary only verifies an individual’s identity then watches a person sign documents physically in front of them.

Then the notary places the date and their notary signature and stamp on the document.

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