Why do DC apostilles show "void" when copied?

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

question answerQuestion: Why do DC apostilles show "void" when copied?

Answer: District of Columbia uses special security paper for apostilles. It is called Kan't Kopy K1 Security Paper. Some of the features of this security paper arehidden pantograph, artificial watermark, and anti-copy coin rub.

When copied, the word "void" appears. It does not show on orignal apostilles.

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Here is an image of a DC apostille (copy with "void" pantograph)

apostille dc 2017 copy 1


apostille dc 2017 copy 1 backOn the back of all DC apostilles you will see several watermarks listing all security features of Kan't Kopy K1.