Blog: apostilles and embassy legalization
 

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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MAY 11, 2017

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

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

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

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embassy legalizationWhen you need your documents legalized (attested, authenticated) by a foreign embassy, can you do it yourself or do you need a professional legalization company?

If your document is intended for a non-Hague country (a country that does not accept Hague apostilles), then you will need your document attested / legalzied by the embassy or consulate of this country. Here we will try to explain why it pays to use an expert legalization company...

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UPDATED JUNE 04, 2021

apostille illinois sealIllinois apostilles are issued by the Office of Illinois Secretary of State, Index Department.

Illinois Secretary of State may refuse to issue an apostille if:

(1) the document has not been properly notarized in accordance with the Illinois Notary Public Act (for example if the notary did not include a proper notarial statement, just the signature and a stamp);

(2) the document submitted for an apostille is not an original document (e.g. a plain copy of a vital record, and not a certified copy)

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APRIL 21, 2017

NYC birth certificate short form acceptable Is your New York birth certificate eligible for an apostille? The following New York birth certificates qualify for apostille / embassy legalization:

(1) Birth certificates issued by New York City Department of Health (for birth registered in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island): short form and long form birth certificates, recently issued and old, with or without a letter of exemplification.

(2) Birth certificates certified by local registrars (for births registered outside the five boroughs of New York City).

(3) Birth certificates issued by NYS Department of Health in Albany (for births registered outside the five boroughs of New York City).

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JUNE 10, 2021

apostille maryland sealMaryland apostilles are issued by the Office of Maryland Secretary of State in Annapolis, MD.

You will see this seal on all Maryland apostilles no matter what kind of document is being authenticated (including Maryland birth, death, marriage, divorce records, 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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armenia getting married free imageAn American citizen who wishes to marry an Armenian citizen must complete an affidavit stating that he/she is legally free to marry. You can apply for this document at the Consular Section of the US Embassy in Yerevan or sign this document in the United States. (In this case, to be valid in Armenia, it has to be notarized and apostilled!) We provide a free download of this document and apostille services for Armenia in all U.S. States.

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APRIL 6, 2017

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

Both the U.S. and Switzerland signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing Hague apostille stamps will be legal and valid in Switzerland.

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

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JUNE 1, 2021

apostille illinois sealIllinois apostilles are issued by the Index Department of the Office of Illinois Secretary of State.

We've noticed that Illinois apostilles have changed. What is different?

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FEBRUARY 24, 2017

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

As both the U.S. and Kazakhstan joined the Hague Apostille Convention, all U.S. documents bearing apostilles will be legal and valid in Kazakhstan.

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

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UPDATED MAY 28, 2021

question answer Is your Connecticut birth certificate eligible for an apostille? Here are the apostille requirements for Connecticut birth certificates:

(1) Birth certificates certified by Town Clerks are eligible.

(2) Birth certificates certified by Registrars of Vital Statistics are eligible.

(3) Birth certificates signed by the current Registrar of Vital Statistics Jane K. Purtill are eligible.

What does an elibigle Connecticut birth certificate look like?

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FEBRUARY 16, 2017

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

Both the U.S. and France signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing Hague apostille stamps will be legal and valid in France.

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

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