Frequently Asked Questions
- Obtain an Apostille Quote
- Download & Complete our Form(s).
- Send us your original Documents.
- Receive your Legalized Documents.
This process is usually referred to as Legalization. The Apostille (sometimes referred to as Authentication) simplifies and speeds up the process for the acceptance of a qualifying document from one member country (state) to another.
To reiterate, the Hague Convention of 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents is an international agreement which simplified the Authentication process of public documents to be used in nations that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. The United States signed this agreement on October 15, 1981. Only those nations who are party to the Hague Apostille Convention recognize Apostille Certifications.
- Secretary of State Apostille
- United States Department of State Apostille
- Embassy Legalization
- Documents signed by a federal official and sealed with the Federal Agency's seal.
- Documents signed by an American Consular Officer, Military Notary or a Foreign Consular.
- If your document is intended to be used in a Non-Hague Convention Country. Always check with the person or country requesting the Apostille document.
- Documents issued and signed by a Federal Court. Additional steps and fees are required.