An Apostille is the authentication of a document with an official gold seal or signature. If you are sending your documents to a country that is part of the , an Apostille certificate is used as proof of authenticity among the member nations. Hague Convention countries have agreed on a more simplified legalization process to execute international transactions. Non-Hague Convention countries require Embassy Legalization which can be a more involved process. Select the country which requires authenticated documents to find out what's required:
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We provide expedited Document Authentication, Certification, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization for many document types. We serve all 50 U.S. States and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. We can assist you with many common documents:
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General Legalization Process:
The process for Embassy Legalization is dependent on the type of document and specific requirements of the destination country.
- Government Documents issued by a Federal, State or Local government:
The Apostille process includes processing your documents with the U.S. Department of State Authentications Division in Washington, D.C. Please note, for personal documents like birth, marriage, death and divorce certificates, the document must be Apostilled with the Secretary of State in the State where your document was originally issued.
- General Documents documents not issued by a Federal, State or Local government:
The Apostille process for this type of document includes having your document notarized by a local Notary Public and then certified by the Secretary of State in the State where your document originated.
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We process documents from all 50 U.S. States, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., the Secretary of the District of Columbia, Embassy and Consulate offices around the country.
We are a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - Authentications, Apostilles, and Certificates.