Are you planning to travel overseas for a destination wedding? Live and study or work overseas? Set up an international office for your business? Provide travel consent for a minor child? Or, do you need to send documents such as a Special Power of Attorney to buy or sell property in a foreign country? We can expertly facilitate the entire process to obtain the required Apostille or Authentication Certificate for your documents to be legally recognized for use in other countries.
Are you planning to travel overseas for a destination wedding, work, to set up a business, or for travel consent for a child? Or, do you need to send documents for use in a foreign country such as, a Special Power of Attorney to sell family property? If so, you may be required to have your documents certified by the Office of the Secretary of State. Depending on the country requesting the required certificate, that certification may be called an “Apostille” or a “Certificate of Authentication”.
Under the Hague Convention Treaty of 1961, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if they are authenticated by an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an “Apostille.” This is considered U.S. State Certification by the Office of the Secretary of State.
For non-Hague Convention countries, documents go through a similar process to certify the authenticity of the document before being presented in the country of use, but with additional steps of legalization, which are the U.S. Department of State Certification in Washington, D.C. and the Destination Country Embassy or Consulate Authentication at a Embassy or Consulate Office in the U.S. This Authentication Stamp is the final step in completing the process for non-Hague Convention countries.
These certification processes appear to be straightforward yet simple mistakes result in costly delays. This is why Success Signings, LLC offers full Apostille and Authentication services to carefully facilitate the process from start to finish. Our full service includes updated information on country-specific requirements; document retrieval for certified copies if needed; in-person document pick up and Apostille delivery for local clients; timely submission and tracking of requests, including expedited service; regular communication with all parties; notarizations if required; filing and processing fees; mileage-travel expenses; and printing; scanning; and mailing costs.
We provide a one-stop shopping experience to help you successfully obtain an Apostille. An apostille is a certification of the authenticity of your documents. It’s used when a foreign government wants to recognize a U.S. document.
An Apostille Facilitator coordinates the entire process from start to finish of organizing, notarizing, and coordinating the translation of your documents for submission to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and Embassy or Consulate Office in the U.S. to help ensure that it is done right the first time. It is easy for someone who does not fully understand the process to make a simple mistake that can be costly in terms of time, money, and critical deadlines for major life and business decisions or transactions.
Hiring a well-trained, knowledgeable, and experienced Apostille Facilitator will ensure that your documents are prepared and submitted properly, which will give you peace of mind and a successful outcome.