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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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NOVEMBER 16, 2016

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

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

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

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MAY 28, 2021

Apostille NJ marriage

You got married in New Jersey and you have an original marriage certificate. Is your marriage certificate acceptable for an apostille? What New Jersey marriage certificates qualify for apostilles? If your document does not qualify, how can you get an original New Jersey marriage certificate with an apostille for use in a foreign country?

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UPDATED JUNE 11, 2021

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The Secretary of the Commonwealth's office is the only office in Massachusetts that is authorized to issue apostilles or certifications for notarized Massachusetts documents going to foreign countries.
 
Notarized documents that might require apostilles include powers of attorney, affidavits, consents, copies of academic records, passports, IDs, corporate resolutions, minutes, agreements, bylaws, etc. Foreign Document Express provides fast and reliable apostille services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We offer free document evaluation to make sure your document will qualify for a Massachusetts apostille.
 
What do you need to check before you present your notarized document for authentication by a Massachusetts apostille?

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Getting married in Austria?U.S. citizens may enter into marriage in Austria. The procedure is, however, somewhat complex. For this reason, U.S. citizens contemplating marriage in Austria should thouroughly prepare all required documents. If you plan to get married in Austria, you will need a Marriage Affidavit/Certificate of No Impediment. It may be executed before a notary public in the United States (in this case it will require a Hague apostille) or Marriage Affidavit/Certificate of No Impediment (external link, U.S. Embassy in Austria) executed before a Consular Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.

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NOVEMBER 4, 2016

How to apostilleIn order for a Virginia birth, marriage or death certificate to be apostilled or authenticated, it must have been issued by the Virginia Department of Vital Records within the past 12 months. This is an absolute must. Therefore, if your copy is older than a year, it will not be acceptable. Vital Record documents should only be signed by a State Registrar or Deputy State Registrar. Virginia law prohibits notarization of vital record (original or certified copy.)

Virginia marriage certificates can also be obtained from the Circuit Court in the city/county where the marriage was recorded. These black and white certificates must be accompanied by a Triple Seal Page, also called an Authentication of Record. This is a separate sheet of paper from the Court with the signatures and seals of the Court Clerk and Judge. This additional page must be attached to your document prior to submitting for authentication.

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UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2020

delaware apostille sealDelaware certificates of good standing are issued by the Office of Delaware Secretary of State

A certificate of good standing (also known as "certificate of legal existence", "certificate of status", or "certificate under seal") is a document issued by Delaware State as conclusive evidence that a company is in existence, that the company is authorized to conduct business in the State of Delaware, and that the company is in compliance with all state required formalities. If your company was incorporated/organized in the State of Delaware 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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UPDATED APRIL 14, 2018

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

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JUNE 10, 2021

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

You will see this seal on all Illinois apostilles no matter what kind of document an Illinois apostille authenticates (including IL 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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OCTOBER 23, 2016

greece usGreeks living abroad are welcoming a new program that will help get documents and official certificates from the Greek Consulate services online. The program is known as Proxenos. As a first step, the consulates will issue birth and family status certificates as long as the applicant is registered in a Greek municipal personal records database. The services will soon extend to providing more certificates. Now the program is being implemented in the Greek Consulates in Australia and in Dusseldorf, Germany. What about the United States?

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MAY 28, 2021

Apostille NJ birth

You were born in New Jersey and you have an original birth certificate. Is your birth certificate acceptable for an apostille? What New Jersey birth certificates qualify for apostilles? If your document does not qualify, how can you get an original New Jersey birth certificate with an apostille for use in a foreign country?

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OCTOBER 17, 2016

Apostille Tennessee sealTennessee apostilles are issued by the Office of Tennessee Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all Tennessee apostilles no matter what kind of document a Tennessee apostille authenticates (including TN 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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