A Hague apostille is a seal that makes your document valid outside the United States.
Do you need a Hague Apostille on a document originating from the State of Texas? If you plan to live, work, get married-in, study, or conduct business in another country, you will be asked to have your documents apostilled.
We provide FAST and RELIABLE apostille services from the Texas Secretary of State. Common documents we receive are: Texas birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce records(if you do not have the original document, we can get one for you within a few days, and then have it apostilled - contact us) criminal background checks, diplomas & transcripts (Middle, High School, College, University) (if you cannot get notarized copies, check our DC apostille services for copies or originals of educational documents), employment verification letters, corporate documents (Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Free Sale, etc..), powers of attorney, affidavits, copies of driver licenses, passports, IDs, etc.
Order a Texas Apostille:
Texas DC Apostille Guidelines:
The following documents are acceptable for Texas State Apostilles:
documents notarized by a Texas Notary Public
vital records signed by Texas State Registrar
vital records issued by local, city or town registrars
documents issued by Texas courts
documents issued by a county official including certified copies of marriage licenses, divorce decrees, probated wills, judgments, birth/death certificates, etc.
documents issued by Texas Secretary of State
documents have to be recent (if you have an old document, please email a copy for a free evaluation)
What is a Hague Apostille?
A Hague Apostille is a seal that makes a document valid in a foreign country that joined the Hague Convention.
What does an Apostille look like?
In the United States an Apostille is a separate page attached to the document.
What does an Apostille attest to?
An Apostille attests to the legal status of the person (a notary public or a public official) who signed or certified the document.
What signatures do Texas Apostilles attest to?
Texas Apostilles attest to the legal status of notaries public qualified in the District of Columbia, selected DC public officials and public officials on the federal level.
Texas State Apostilles - Why You Need a Texas Apostille Service?
(an article about Hague Apostilles from the State of Texas)
You can easily find out online that Texas State Apostilles are issued by the Office of the Texas Secretary of State. This is why they are sometimes called Texas Secretary of State Apostilles or Texas Secretary of State Apostille certificates. The Secretary of State attaches these certificates to documents issued in the State of Texas with the sole purpose to authenticate the signatures on these documents. Seems easy? It is, and it is not. It is, because it presents no problem at all to put a document in an envelope, eclose a check, mail it to the Secretary of State. and "wait patiently" for your document to come back apostilled. It is not, because in 75% of cases you will get your document back withour an apostille because the document will be rejected. The Secretary of State finds many documents sent in for apostilles unacceptable, and returns them to the sender. The documents can be rejected for many different reasons (plain copies instead of certified copies of vital records, wrong signatures on official documents, wrong wording on notarial statements, notarization of vital records or court document, etc.) This is why, you most likely will need an apostille agent who will make sure your document is acceptable for a Texas State apostille before actually taking it to the Texas Secretary of State. Besides, Texas Secretary of State does not offer expedited service by mail. The processing of a Texas apostille can take up to ten days, and after "waiting patiently" for ten days, there is no guarantee that you will get your document back with an apostille attached. This why, if you need your order expedited and done right the first time, you will have to trust a reliable apostille service.
Foreign Documents Express provides professional document authentication, attestation, certification, legalization, and Apostille services.
We process documents from all 50 U.S. States, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. (federal documents), and in all foreign embassies / consulates.
Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11251
Phone: (646) 267-1140
Fax: (800) 905-0421
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.