When a document is to be used in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have it Legalized or Authenticated by a Consulate or Embassy. This process is necessary for countries that are not members of the Hague/Apostille Convention. Documents are typically Legalized by the Consulate or Embassy of the country where your document will be submitted. Legalization(spelled Legalisation in some countries)consists of a series of authentications starting with the Notarization of your document(s) and ending with the Embassy or Consulate’s validation of your document(s). HAGUEAPOSTILLE.US makes the Legalization process for international documents easy and convenient.
Documents that we typically Legalize include Birth & Death Certificates, Power of Attorneys, Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Documents, Agreements, Divorce Records, Passport Copies, Immigration Documents, Name Change Forms, and more.
HAGUEAPOSTILLE.US offers Full Service Legalization Processing including document pick up, Notarizing, Legalization processing, and drop off or shipping of your document(s) once the process is completed. Processing turnaround time is approximately 7-10 business days. Processing options and times vary from state to state. Contact us today and we will gladly advise you of the processing options available in your state.
5 EASY STEPS TO GET YOUR DOCUMENTS LEGALIZED
Step 1– Schedule an appointment to have one of our Mobile Notaries come by to Notarize your document(s) and collect them for processing.
Step 2– We have the signature of the notary authenticated by the county clerk’s office in which the notary signature is registered (this step in not necessary in all states).
Step 3– We have the document(s) Certified by the Department or Secretary of State.
Step 4– We bring the document(s) to the Legalization/Authentication Section of the Embassy or Consulate for their officials verify the signatures and markings on the document(s) and affix their own authentication which formally recognizes the document(s) as valid and legally effective for use in that country.
Step 5– We deliver or ship your documents back to you. At your request we can also ship your documents anywhere in the world.