When the deceased held assets overseas there are several documents that may require legalisation. This could include the Last Will and Testament and the Death Certificate. In the event of a death, an executor will manage how these assets are distributed and, when this involves assets based overseas, the executor will need to provide certain documentation to the authorities in the jurisdiction where the assets are held.
Usually, the executor will need to provide the death certificate and the last will and testament. The last will and testament. There may be additional documents required but this would be determined the requirements of the local authorities in the country in which the assets are held. The last will and testament will require notary public certification to be eligible for the apostille.
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