What does a Maine apostille look like?


DECEMBER 27, 2016

apostille maine 2016 sealMaine apostilles are issued by the Office of Maine Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all Maine apostilles no matter what kind of document a Maine apostille authenticates (including ME birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates, court judgments, personal and corporate powers of attorney, consents, criminal records, parents' consents for minor children travel, corporate resolutions, minutes, bylaws, articles of incorporation, goodstanding certificates, etc.)

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 What does a Maine apostille look like?

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In the State of Maine, as in all states of the United States of America, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document. It has the  Seal of the State of Maine and is stapled to the document it authenticates. A gold foil seal is put in the bottom left corner and another gold foil seal is put over the staple in the upper left corner. As required by the Hague Apostille convention, each apostille has the title "Apostille", the reference to the Hague Convention, and the following ten items: (1) country where the apostille is being issued ("United States of America"); (2) name of the official (whose signature is being certified by an apostille, in the image above it is "Linda C. Cohen"; (3) the position or capacity of this official ("Municipal Clerk for the City of Portland, State of Maine"); (4) name of of the seal on the attached document ("State of Maine"), (5) name of the city where the apostille is being issued ("Augusta, Maine"); (6) the date when the apostille is being issued; (7) position of the official person who signed the apostille ("Secretary of State"); (8) consecutive number of the apostille (in the image above it is "2016-11-14 14:57"; (9) the seal of the apostille issuing agency (Seal of the State of Maine, this seal is gold foil); (10) signature. Read more about Maine apostille guidelines and tips.

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Not sure if your document qualifies for a Maine apostille? Email a copy of your document for a free evaluation

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Maine apostille: price, processing time, order form


ME apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)
Processing time: 5-8 bus. days.
FedEx (2nd day): $20
FedEx (standard overnight): $30
FedEx International: $75 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe, South America, Africa: $115
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your document(s). Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Our Maine apostille guarantees:

Apostille MaineNot many companies provide this guarantee but we do: if, for some reason, your documents are rejected by the state of Maine after we assured you that they are acceptable, we will issue a 100% refund, no questions asked. We do not keep any service fees.

We apostille many kinds of documents from Maine and from all other U.S. states. The most common documents we process for ME apostilles and foreign embassies are Maine birth, marriage, death certificates, divorce records, single status affidavits, criminal records, diplomas and transcripts, corporate documents including articles of incorporation, certificates fo good standing, bylaws and llc agreements, powers of attorney, minutes, resolutions, and many more.

After we have reviewed your documents, in most cases we will ask you to mail the originals to us. Sometimes, documents can be submitted by email or will qualify for our 24-hour apostille service. Please note that 24-hour apostilles are processed in Washington, DC.

In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (2nd day) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx (2nd day): $20
FedEx (standard overnight): $30 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is ).

We accept all kinds of payment, including personal and corporate checks, money orders, credit and debit cards, PayPal, bank transfers, Western Union, and MoneyGram.

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.

We process documents for ALL foreign countries. Please call us!

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