Do you need your documents legalized through the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.?
We provide fast document authentication, certification, attestation, and Kuwait Embassy legalization services.
Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents must first be processed through your State, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, and then through the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.
This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Kuwait. Also, depending on the state your documents originated from or was notarized-in, your documents may need to be processed through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.
The very first step depends on the type of documents you need authenticated. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit, etc..), you will need to meet with an experienced notary near you to notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the documents will be authenticated by the State and to follow the notarial laws in their State to avoid any delays or additional costs.
Please note: If your documents are written in Arabic, please find a certified translator in your State to translate the documents to English. We recommend that your documents be written in English and in Arabic. You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website.
Documents issued by the State or County Clerk do not need notarization as these documents are already signed by a State or County Clerk official. These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree (Court Documents), Articles of Incorporation, Statement of Information, etc…
You can read more on the type of documents we authenticate for Kuwait by clicking this link: Kuwait Document Legalization
As mentioned earlier in this article, legalizing documents for Kuwait is a three-step-process. We have put together a small illustration below to help you understand the process.
Step 1: U.S. State Certification – Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will receive a certification from the State and not an Apostille. Each State’s certificate differs from the other. In the United States, we have 50 different certificates. We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. States including the U.S. Federal Government.
The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, and Nevada in 1-2 business days. Certifying your documents through the State of Nevada has a higher cost than California. For all other states, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.
Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. – The very next step is to certify your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. You can see an example of a certificate issued by the Department of State by clicking this link: U.S. Department of State Certificate Example
The processing time with the U.S. Department of State is currently 3-4 business days. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.
Step 3: Kuwait Embassy Legalization – The Embassy of Kuwait is located in Washington, D.C. In order for the Embassy to legalize your documents, they must first be certified by the State and the U.S. Department of State.
The processing time with the Kuwait Embassy is one to two weeks. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion. Document issued from: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana will be completed through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.
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