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We offer complete document Apostille, Authentication, and Embassy Legalization services, saving you the hassle of knowing the requirements of different government agencies. In addition, the process needs to be completed in a particular sequence, which we will carry out for you.
An Apostille is an authentication of a public document issued pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an Apostille. The Apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.
Apostille only pertains to public documents. Primary examples of public instruments are marriage, birth and death certificates as well as court documents, patents and even diplomas.
For a complete list of participating countries, please see the section below. We provide extensive support and services for all your Apostille needs.
What you need to know about Apostille.
Getting documents apostilled can be a complex task especially if it is your first encounter with the entire document authentication subject. Our Apostille specialists will review your documents, advice of any required steps on your part and confirm apostille eligibility within one business day and in most cases even sooner.
We service individual, corporate, legal firms and government organizations.
This is between you and the receiving entity. Some examples of documents submitted for authentications are:
Baptism and Confirmation Certificates
Bills of Sale
Certificate of Origin
Certificates of Incorporation
Certificates of Good Standing, Certified Copies
Deeds and Titles
Letters of Invitation
Power of Attorney
Trademarks and Patents
Vital Records including Birth
Divorce and Marriage Certificates
Send the documents via fax, email, courier or shipment company (FedEx, UPS, DSL, or USPS)
We will then review and organize the documentation.
If any notarization is needed, we will notarize.
We will transport documentation directly.
The documents are then validated by the Qualifying County Administrators office after the signature card of the notary has been checked and the signature verified.
An authentication Certificate is then issued and attached to the document.
This document is then further inspected by the appropriate division of the Secretary of States office.
An apostille or certification is then added to the document.
We either return the completed document to you personally or ship it via courier service with a tracking number.
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 â€“ stepÂ embassy or consular legalization of documentsÂ is required to be done by a foreign authorities in order to be recognized.
Antigua and Barbuda,
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
Sao Tome and Principe,
Trinidad and Tobago,
All prices include one complementary notarized signature.