Apostille and legalization of documents are the same procedure. Apostille is a simplified form. Apostille is used by countries that have joined the Hague Convention. This is a check of compliance of documents with the current legislation of the host state. To obtain a work permit in Kazakhstan, it is required to apostille/legalize documents on education, marriage certificate and birth certificate of a child for accompanying persons. Citizens of Kazakhstan, as a rule, apostille /legalize documents on education, a certificate of non-conviction, a birth and marriage certificate.