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What is Apostille?
An APOSTILLE is a seal applied to an official document to signify its legal authenticity for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
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Most Requested Services
Vital Records Replacement
Vital records are official documents that are essential for various legal, personal, and administrative purposes. Examples of vital records include birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, death certificates, and adoption records.
The need for vital records replacement can arise due to various circumstances. You may have lost your original documents, need additional copies for legal proceedings, or require updated versions due to changes in personal information. Vital Records Replacement service is designed to simplify the often complex and time-consuming process of retrieving these critical documents.
Vital Records Replacement service aims to streamline the document retrieval process, saving the hassle of dealing with bureaucratic hurdles and lengthy wait times while maintaining strict confidentiality and data security.
Notarization of True Copy or Signature
Notarization is a process where a notary public, who is a certified official appointed by the government, verifies the authenticity of a document.
Notarization is used to prevent fraud and to provide a level of assurance that the document is authentic and legally binding. Notarization is often required for legal documents such as vital records certificates, contracts, deeds, and affidavits, as well as for other documents that require verification of authenticity, such as passports or academic transcripts.
You can get your document notarized and certified by our Notary Public before applying for Apostille.
Translation of Your Document
An official sworn translation is a translation of a document that has been certified as accurate and complete by a sworn translator. A sworn translator is a professional who has been authorized by a government agency or a court to provide official translations of documents.
The purpose of an official sworn translation is to provide a translation of a document that has the same legal validity and effect as the original document. The sworn translator is required to swear an oath that they have translated the document accurately and completely, and that they are competent to translate the language of the original document into the target language.
You can get your document officially translated into the language of your choice before applying for Apostille.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an apostille?globalcustomerservice
An apostille is a certificate attached to an official document (for example, a birth or marriage certificate) that certifies:
- the authenticity of the signature of the public official who signed the document,
- the capacity in which that public official acted, and
- the authenticity of the seal (or stamp) affixed to the document
The Apostille does not validate the contents of the document.
In order that a document issued in one country can be recognized in another country, that document must be legalized or authenticated. For countries that are members of The 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, this legalization process has been simplified. Under The Apostille Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize each other's official documents if they have an Apostille.
For non-signatories, the legalization of documents is more complicated and requires that the document be authenticated by a consular official.
The word “Apostille” comes from the French verb “apostiller”, which derives from the old French word "postille" meaning “annotation,” and before it the Latin word "postilla".
Which types of documents do you apostille?globalcustomerservice
We can apostille any document issued in any country.
How does it work?globalcustomerservice
1. Place your order
2. Send us your document
3. Verify your identity online
4. Get your document with Apostille
How long does the apostille process take?globalcustomerservice
The apostille process takes 1-2 business days.
How much do you charge?globalcustomerservice
Our fee is 195 EUR per apostille (including governmental fee and excluding shipment).
Can I check on the status of my apostille?globalcustomerservice
Yes, please contact our Support Team with your order number.
Is my personal information protected?globalcustomerservice
Yes, we value our client's confidentiality. Your information will always be handled in a safe and secure manner.
Apostille process with USAglobalcustomerservice
The Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing many important duties, including the certification of notary publics and the issuance of certified copies of vital records. One of the key responsibilities of the Secretary of State is to issue apostilles, which are official certifications that validate the authenticity of documents for use in foreign countries.
To request an apostille, individuals must submit their documents to the Department of State, along with the appropriate fees and a completed apostille request form. Payment is typically made by credit card or other accepted payment methods.
In order for a document to be eligible for an apostille, it must first be notarized by a qualified notary public. County clerks are often authorized to perform notary services, and their stamp and signature will be required to verify the authenticity of the notarized documents.
If you need to obtain an apostille for a vital record, such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate, you will need to contact the agency that issued the original document. Once you have obtained the necessary certificate, you can submit it to the Secretary of State's office for certification.
If you require an FBI background check for use in a foreign country, you will need to obtain an apostille for the document as well. The process for obtaining an apostille for an FBI background check is similar to that for other documents, and you will need to submit the document to the Secretary of State's office along with the appropriate fees and request form.
It is important to note that not all countries are part of the Apostille Convention, which governs the use of apostilles for international document authentication. If you are unsure whether the country where your document will be used accepts apostilles, you should consult with the appropriate authorities before submitting your request.
Once your request has been processed and your document has been certified with an apostille, you will receive a certificate issued by the Secretary of State's office. This certificate will serve as proof of the authenticity of your document and will allow you to use it in the foreign country where it is needed.