Blog: apostilles and embassy legalization


DECEMBER 31, 2016

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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!




IRS Form 6166 (U.S. Residency Certification) is a letter printed on the U.S. Department of Treasury stationary certifying that an individual or a company was / is a resident of the United States for the purposes of income tax laws of the United States. You may use this form to claim income tax treaty benefits and certain other tax benefits in foreign countries. To be valid in a foreign country, Form 6166 has to be legalized with an apostille.

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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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DECEMBER 1, 2020

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CASE STUDY: John C. lives in New York. He was born in Washington DC. John has to present a copy of his birth certificate as a supporting document for a job in Chile. What does he need to do so that his document is accepted in Chile without any delays?

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MAY 28, 2021

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The State of New Jersey is one of very few U.S. states that issue No Record of Marriage certificates on the state level. These certificates are issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services in Trenton, NJ. No Record of Marriage searches are conducted from the year the applicant turned 16 years of age to the present year. You do not have to be present in the U.S. to get this certificate, and have it legalized by a New Jersey apostille or foreign embassy.


DECEMBER 18, 2016

notary How do you prepare your notarized documents for Virginia apostilles or authentication (Great Seal)? The most important requirement: your documents must be properly notarized by a Virginia notary within the past 12 months! If your document is older than 12 months, it will be rejected. If your document is not properly notarized, it will be rejected. Based on experience, here are some common errors that can cause the notarized documents to be rejected for Virginia apostilles.

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DECEMBER 15, 2016

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

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

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

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JUNE 11, 2021

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The home countries of foreign exchange students often want their students' records certified by the school they have attended and then authenticated by the state (apostille or foreign certificate for further legalization by a foreign embassy).

How do you authenticate an Oregon high school diploma, university diploma, transcript, or a verification letter for foreign use?

DECEMBER 1, 2016date

Getting married in ColombiaMarriages in Colombia can be contracted in a civil or religious ceremony. Civil weddings are performed by a Colombian official known as a notary (called a notario in Spanish). Notary offices are located throughout Colombia and are plentiful in large cities. Your first step should be to contact a notary to discuss required documents and other procedures. 

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NOVEMBER 26, 2016

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A New York certificate of good standing is called a "certificate under seal". The New York Department of State issues a certificate under seal to show that a business entity is registered with the state and is in "good standing". If your company was incorporated/organized in the State of New York and is conducting or plans to conduct business overseas, this document will be required by foreign authorities, to prove that your company has valid legal existence.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2016

kosovo usKosovo is accepting Hague apostilles

Kosovo joined the Apostille Convention and now the U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles are valid in Kosovo. No additional legalization steps are required.

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