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covid 19 4960657 640Due to the public health concern regarding COVID-19, many state and federal agencies and consulates have suspended their walk-in service. Therefore, many apostille/ authentication requests are being processed via mail with delayed processing time. Please email us for the processing time. 
 
U.S. Department of State: the processing time for federal apostilles and authentication certificates (including FBI, 6166 U.S. Residency certifications, etc.) is currently 8-12 weeks. There is no expedited or walk-in service.  

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Florida apostille sealFlorida apostilles are issued by the Office of Florida Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all Florida apostilles no matter what kind of document an apostille authenticates (including Florida birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates, court judgments, personal and corporate powers of attorney, consents, criminal records, corporate documents, including resolutions, minutes, bylaws, articles of incorporation, certificates of goodstanding, etc.)

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sidi bou said rooftops 1232973 free imageStarting March 30, 2018 Tunisia will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

On July 10th, 2017, Tunisia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Tunisia on March 30, 2018. This means that U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles will be valid and legal in Tunisia. No embassy / consulate legalization will be necessary.

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UPDATED JUNE 10, 2021

notary-arizona The Arizona Secretary of State’s office provides Hague apostilles for documents that are to be sent to, or used in, a foreign country. An Arizona apostille verifies that the notary public is authorized to provide the notarization and that he/she has done so in accordance with the Arizona laws.  Based on experience, there are some common errors that can cause the notarized documents to be rejected for Arizona apostilles. The main requirement is that your document must be properly notarized according to Arizona statutes.

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JANUARY 6, 2018

bolivia joins Hague ConventionStarting May 7, 2018 Bolivia will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

On November 7, 2017, Bolivia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Bolivia on May 7, 2018. This means that U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles will be valid and legal in Bolivia. No embassy / consulate legalization will be necessary.

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DECEMBER 31, 2017

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We, at Foreign Documents Express, wish a Happy New Year to all our customers and colleagues in the United States and all over the world! Let the New Year be safe and prosperous for you!

 

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UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2021

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Do you need a Hague apostille for a U.S. document for use in Mexico? We will be happy to help!

As both the U.S. and Mexico signed the Hague Apostille Convention, all U.S. documents bearing Hague apostille stamps will be legal and valid in Mexico.

We provide apostille services  for all kinds of documents, from all U.S. states, intended for use in Mexico.

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UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2021

question answerIn the state of New York you can verify whether an Apostille or Certificate of authentication was issued by the Office of the New York Secretary of State. This service is available for apostilles and certificates issued after April 9, 2013. This service is free!

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UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2021

apostille michigan 2017 sealMichigan apostilles are issued by the Office of Michigan Secretary of State.

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

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UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2021

question answerQuestion: Why do DC apostilles show "void" when copied?

Answer: District of Columbia uses special security paper for apostilles. It is called Kan't Kopy K1 Security Paper. Some of the features of this security paper arehidden pantograph, artificial watermark, and anti-copy coin rub.

When copied, the word "void" appears. It does not show on orignal apostilles.

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AUGUST 31, 2017

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JUNE 10, 2021

background check apostilleU.S. citizens may be asked to present a background check, also called "lack of criminal record" or "certificate of good conduct" for a variety of reasons for use abroad including emplyment, college or university attendance, adoption, etc.  There are a few options available to U.S. citizens seeking to obtain proof of their lack of a criminal record including (a) local police background check, (b) statewide background check, (c) FBI record check (nationwide)