These are rules made by a local authority, organizations, companies and associations to govern its internal affairs and activities of its members. Bylaws are subject to and cannot be inconsistent with provincial or federal laws.
An apostille may be requested for the documents of a business operating overseas. An apostille issued on an organization’s bylaws endorses it as a recognized existing rule which is binding on members of the organization. While Hague convention participating countries accept Apostille, not members of the Hague convention require legalization.
An original or certified copy of the bylaws is required to be signed and notarized.