Hague Apostille from the State of Texas:
Processing time: 3 business days + mail
TX Apostille requirements:
The following documents are acceptable for Texas State Apostilles:
How to Order a Texas State Apostille:
Complete the Order Form
Send the original document(s) and the Order Form to
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Frequently Asked Questions About Apostilles and Texas State Apostilles:
- 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 a Hague Apostille look like?
In the United States an Apostille is a separate page attached to the document.
- What does a Hague 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 State Apostilles attest to?
Texas Apostilles attest to the legal status of notaries public qualified in the State of Texas, and selected Texas public officials, such as county clerks, local, city and town registrars of vital records, the State Registrar of Vital Records, Texas Secretary of State.
- What countries accept apostilles?
Albania, Andora, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austira, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, China (Hong Kong & Macao Sar only), Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, FYR of Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname. Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
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 (pain 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.