You will need a Certificate of Amendment Apostilled if pertinent corrections are required to be filed to the initial Articles of Incorportation. In most states, the Certficate of Amendment is a completely different document filed apart from the Articles of Incorporation. Therefore, if a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation are requested, all Certified Copies of subsequent Certificate of Amendments reflecting any and all of the changes that have been made will need to be obtained as well.
Unfortunately, many businesses often forget and misplace of all the name and address Amendments they have performed and tend to miss or skip a required step in the process. Resulting in the foreign countries being confused without the proper correlation and relation between the documents when they presented for legalization. Therefore, the Certificate of Amendments is essential when amendments to the initial filing of the Articles of Incorporation are filed. It is of the utmost importance to keep accurate record of all Certificate of Amendments.
Therefore, if unsure if any Certificate of Amendments were filed, it might be best to order all Certficate of Amendments or Charter Documents with your request. This will save you more time and finances when documents are presented to foreign officials. Once the chain of Certficate of Amendments is established, your Articles of Incorporation along with each of the Certificate of Amendments will more likely be accepted, allowing you a successful venture into foreign markets.
Apostilles only certify the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille does not validate the contents of the document. Therefore, documents submitted to the Secretary of State for an Apostille (signature authentication) must have a current certification date by the appropriate public official or their deputy, in the State the document originated and was signed. ONLY THE ORIGINAL CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. A Photocopy is not acceptable. Documents issued by the State and bear the signature and/or the stamp of an elected or appointed official such as the Articles of Incorporation must be an original Certificate or a Certified Copy. IT CANNOT BE NOTARIZED.Once the original English Articles of Incorporation and the corresponding Certificate of Amendments are retrieved you can mail them to us to be Apostilled. We can also provide Certified Translation Services into the language required by the Country of Designation.