Blog: apostilles and embassy legalization


OCTOBER 14, 2016

diploma attestation 225

Do you need your diploma attested (legalized, authenticated) for use in the United Arab Emirates?

Not all diplomas can be attested by the Embassy. Therefore, the first step is to make sure that your degree qualifies for the attestation by the UAE Embassy. General requirement: your educational institution must be located in the US and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). To show proof of regional accreditation, please visit the CHEA Database (link is external, updated 03/01/2017) of Institutions and Programs and look for your institution’s accreditation information.

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OCTOBER 11, 2016

south africa usSome South African ebassies and consulates abroad have begun requiring documents submitted in support of visa applications to be apostilled. The websites of South Africam Embassy in Washington DC and of South African Consulate in New York do not reflect this change yet. We will keep you posted.

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MAY 28, 2021

marriage las vegas

You were married in Las Vegas and you have an original marriage certificate. Is it acceptable for an apostille?


OCTOBER 5, 2016

israel us

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

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

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

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How to apostilleA client infomed us that his New Jersey apostille was rejected by Ukrainian authorities because it was stapled to the document. According to the Ukrainian notary, all apostilles have to be ribboned to the documents. Is this true?

No, it is not! According to the brochre issued by the Hague Convention (which clarifies many issues pertaining to apostilles), "failure to affix an Apostille to the public document in a particular manner is not a basis for refusing the Apostille"

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notary If you need to get a Florida State apostille for a document notarized by a Florida notary public - make sure the notary includes a proper notarial statement. If there is no notarial statement on the document (just the signature and the stamp), the document will be rejected!



delaware apostille sealDelaware apostilles are issued by the Office of Delaware Secretary of State.

You will see this seal on all Delaware apostilles no matter what kind of document an apostille authenticates (including 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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Do you need a Hague apostille for a document issued in Colorado? Colorado apostille is a seal that will make your Colorado document valid outside the United States. Hague apostilles can be applied to many kinds of documents, e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce records, documents notarized by a Colorado notary public, etc. However, to be eligible for a Colorado State apostille, your document must originate from the State of Colorado.

We provide apostille services in the State of Colorado for all kinds of documents intended for use abroad.




Do you need a Hague apostille for a document issued in California? California apostille is a seal that will make your California document valid outside the United States. 

We provide apostille services in the State of California for all kinds of documents, personal and corporate, intended for use abroad.


UPDATED MAY 12, 2022


If you are travelling overseas, or sending Arizona documents for use in a foreign country, you may be required to have the documents certified or apostilled by Arizona Secretary of State. An “apostille” or a certificate of “authentication” is issued to certify an Arizona notary public, court clerk, or state document custodian to a foreign country. Apostilles have been adopted internationally by the Hague Convention as a uniform way of verifying documents sent between countries.


FEBRUARY 6, 2021

afganistan us

Due to Covid-19 closures and delays, we do not do embassy legalization until further notice.

Do you need your documents legalized (attested) for use in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is not a member of the Apostille Convention, this is why all documents destined for that country must be legalized (authenticated) by the Consulate or Embassy of Afghanistan.

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