The New York Apostille Guide deals with the preparation of the most common New York documents for international use. It is by no means comprehensive, it just for your reference and we hope it is helpful to you.
You were asked to complete an apostille, naturally you are looking to achieve a specific goal or task in a foreign country. You should keep this final objective in mind as it will affect how you should prepare the document, what type of formalities you should adopt, whether or not to include supporting documents.
In preparing this guide, we considered two important aspects that account for a successful preparation of documents for international use: local requirements and requirements dictated by the foreign jurisdiction.
Finally, before beginning the process, you should familiarize with the updated list of signatory countries of the "1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents" and whether a consulate or embassy legalization is what you need instead of an apostille.