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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FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Kuwait diploma attestation Do you need your diploma authenticated/attested by Kuwait embassy

Kuwaiti embassy requirements for authentication of diplomas are strict, applications that do not meet the requirements are rejected.

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UPDATED JUNE 10, 2021

FBI apostilleDo you need a Hague apostille for your FBI background check (also called "Identity history summary") for use outside the United States? 

FBI background check is a federal document, this is why it needs to be apostilled by the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC This document can be apostilled as an original or as a printout from a PDF file received from the FBI or one of the channelers. An apostille for a PDF file can be ordered online.

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MAY 28, 2021

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

(1) Birth certificates issued by local Health Departments are not eligible.

(2) Birth certificates signed by Deputies State Registrar are not eligible.

(3) Your birth certificate has to be signed by the current State Registrar Ken Jones.

(4) The following signatures on birth certificates are also eligible for apostilles: C. Meade Grigg, Oliver Board, Edward Williams, Charles Mahan.

What does an elibigle Florida birth certificate look like?

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JANUARY 31, 2017

GuatemalaStarting September 18, 2017 Guatemala will be accepting Hague apostilles

On January 19 2017, the Republic of Guatemala deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents ("Apostille Convention"), making it the 113th Contracting State to the Convention. Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Guatemala on September 18, 2017.

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UPDATED JUNE 11, 2021

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New: Issuance of a single Authentication certificate (Apostille):  Effective January 1, 2017, the California Secretary of State's office issues a single Authentication Certificate for documents to be used outside of the country rather than issuing either an Apostille (for Hague countries) or Certificate (for non-Hague countries).

JANUARY 23, 2017date

russia doing business in russia free imageThere are different forms of a foreign company's presence in Russia, one of them is a representative office.

A representative office is a subdivision of a foreign company that represents the company’s interests in Russia. Representative offices by law are not allowed to undertake any commercial activities, in Russia.

What documents does your company need to prepare in the U.S., to open a representative office in Russia? How can Foreign Documents Express assist you in preparing the documents?

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JANUARY 19, 2017

How to apostilleI need to add a page to a document that has already been apostilled... I noticed a mistake in my power of attorney that has already been authenticated, can I replace just one page?...  Can I remove the apostille from my document, add the page and re-attach the apostille?

The answer is NO. Do not remove the apostille once it's attached. Removal invalidates the apostille. This is true about apostilles in all U.S. states and apostilles issued by the U.S. State Department in Washington DC.

Beware of apostille companies who tell you that they have "spare apostilles" and can attach one to your document while you wait.

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JANUARY 15, 2017

NYC birth certificate short form acceptable

Most New York birth certificates qualify for apostilles or foreign embassy legalization. In the State of New York birth certificates can be issued by (a) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (for births registered in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island), (b) the New York State Department of Helath in Albany (births registered outside the five boroughs of New York City), and (c) local registrars (births registeres in a particular county). This post is about Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth certificates.

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UPDATED JANUARY 5, 2020

apostille connecticut 2016 sealConnecticut apostilles are issued by the Office of Connecticut Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all Connecticut apostilles no matter what kind of document a CT apostille authenticates (including Connecticut vital records - birth, death, marriage certificates, 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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JUNE 11, 2021

notary stamp new texasNew! Notaries public commissioned for the first time in the State of Texas on or after January 1, 2016, and notaries public renewing their commissions on or after that date must have their notary ID number on their seal of office.

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JUNE 11, 2021

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Texas Secretary of State will not issue an apostille if your document contains the words "notario publico"!

A notary public is not a notario or notario público.
A notary public is not authorized to practice law.
A notary public may not give legal advice or prepare legal documents.
A notary public may not charge a fee for preparation of immigration documents or represent someone in immigration matters.