What are the costs of implementing and issuing e-Apostilles as suggested under the e-APP?
The costs are small. The use of PDF technology to issue e-Apostilles requires minimal investment: • Digital certificates compatible with Adobe Acrobat PDF and a licensed version of Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional (7.0 or greater) represent the only required cost – any recipient of the e-Apostille can view the e-Apostille with the freely available Adobe Reader; • It is easily possible for a Competent Authority to receive at reasonable cost a digital certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority whose issuance process follows widely recognized standards; • The only additional required expenditures are appropriate hardware and technical staff resources to produce and manage electronic documents and e-Apostilles.
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