The Hague Apostille is the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (HCCH 1961 Apostille Convention) and facilitates the use of public documents abroad. The purpose of the Convention is to abolish the traditional requirement of legalization, replacing the often long and costly legalization process with the issuance of a single Apostille certificate by a Competent Authority in the place where the document originates. The electronic Apostille Programme (e-APP) was launched in 2006 to support the electronic issuance and verification of Apostilles around the world. The Convention has over 120 Contracting Parties, and has become one of the most widely applied multilateral treaties in the area of legal cooperation, with several million Apostilles issued each year. Should you be requested to submit your Spanish criminal record check with the Hague Apostille we can have this added, which will appear on the reverse of your certificate itself. The cost for this service is £49 in sterling or its equivalent in Euros should you prefer to pay in Euros. This charge is in addition to the charge for the Spanish criminal record check and we can only provide this service for checks that we have processed on your behalf.