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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UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2020

Arkansas apostille

Many transactions in foreign countries involve documents prepared in the US or issued by state governmental agencies. Whether you are setting up a business in a foreign country, applying for a job overseas, studying abroad, adopting a baby, or marrying a foreign national, foreign governments require that your documents are apostilled or authenticated. Hague apostilles make your documents valid outside the United States, in the countries that joined the Hague Apostille Convention. We provide apostille services in the State of Arkansas for all kinds of documents intended for use abroad.

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UPDATED DECEMBER 1, 2020

Apostille Alaska

Foreign countries that joined the Hague Apostille Convention sometimes require that signatures of State of Alaska officials, employees, or notaries on your documents be formally validated by a Hague apostille before they will accept them. In Alaska this service is provided by the Office of Lieutenant Governor. An apostille is a seal that will make your document valid outside the United States.

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UPDATED MAY 28, 2021

Apostille AL

Alabama apostille is a seal that will make your Alabama document valid outside the United States of America. Alabama apostilles can be applied to many kinds of Alabama documents, e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce records, documents notarized by an Alabama notary public, etc. However, to be eligible for an Alabama apostille, your document has to originate from the State of Alabama.

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UPDATED FEBRUARY 8, 2018

new york apostille sealNew York apostilles are issued by the Office of New York Secretary of State and bear the stamp of the Department of State, State of New York. 

You will see this seal on all New York apostilles no matter what kind of document an apostille authenticates (including New York 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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AUGUST 6, 2016date

Getting married in vietnamIf you plan to get married in Viet Nam, you will need a document called "Affidavit of Single Status". This document is bilingual (English - Vietnamese). We provide legalization services for Viet Nam in the State of New York (for documents originating from New York), and nationwide (all U.S. States). We profide free forms of Affidavit of Single Status for Viet Nam, Certificate of Good Mental Health for Viet Nam, a Power of Attorney for Viet Nam.

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AUGUST 3, 2016

Morocco joined Hague apostille conventionStarting August 14, 2016 Morocco will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

In November 2015, Morocco deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 14 August 2016, making it the 110th Contracting State to the Convention.

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JULY 31, 2016date

Getting married in AlbaniaIf you plan to get married in Albania, you will need a document called "Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry in the Republic of Albania". You can apply for this document at the Consular Section of the US Embassy in Tirana or sign this document in the United States. (In this case, to be valid in Albania, it has to be notarized and apostilled! We provide apostille services for Albania in the State of New York (if the notary is qualified in the State of New York), and nationwide (all U.S. States).

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JULY 28, 2016

Exemplification blogA Letter of Exemplification (also called "Exemplification of Birth or Death Record") is a page attached to a New York City birth (long form only) or death certificate. It is signed by a Deputy City Registrar. Is a Letter of Exemplification required for a New York apostille?

New City birth and death certificates can be apostilled / legalized with or without exemplification letters.

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UPDATED FEBRUARY 8, 2018

Apostille 2We a striving to make your apostille experience as easy as possible. We are open to answer your questions Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. We provide free document evaluation. We process all kinds of documents originating from all U.S. States. Our apostille prices are very competitive.

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