Legalization is the official process of document authentication granted by international governments. Presently, more than 200 countries accept foreign documents certified by apostille. However, there are certain restrictions regarding its acceptance. Some countries still reserve the right to deny the acceptance of apostillized documents, issued by other countries, which are also parties to the Convention. For example, documents apostillized in Albania, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and the Dominican Republic are not recognized by Germany, Belgium, Greece and Spain, in spite of all these States having signed the international agreement. In cases such as this, and in case the documents are intended to be presented in a country, which is not a party of the Apostille Convention, a chain, multi – step embassy or consular legalization of documents is required to be done by a foreign authorities in order to be recognized.