Apostille Process

Apostille ProcessThere are many steps involved in authenticating documents for other countries.  The processing time and cost in completing your documents involves several factors.

In order to provide you a good faith estimate in cost and processing time, we will need to know the type of documents you need apostilled or certified, the State your documents originated from, and the country requesting your documents.

The processing time and cost can vary greatly from one country to another.  Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention only require the State apostille.  Countries who are not members require the State, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and the Embassy or Consulate office. Also, some Embassy and Consulate offices charge more for business documents than personal documents.  Our Schedule of State Fees provides the cost and processing time for each of the 50 States.  If your documents require Embassy or Consulate legalization, be sure to download our Schedule of Embassy and Consulate fees.

Before contacting our office, please have the following ready:

  1. The Type of documents you need apostilled.
  2. The State your documents originate from.
  3. The country requesting your documents.

Based off of the questions above, our staff can provide you the cost, time-frame to complete your documents, and the office you will need to mail your documents too.  Please note that we have eight offices throughout the United States and each office has it’s own jurisdictions.  For example, documents from New York can be apostilled through our New York City Apostille office in Manhattan.  Documents from Florida can be apostilled through our Miami, Florida office.

In some situations, your documents will need to be sent to several of our offices to complete.  For example, if you have documents from New York which require Qatar legalization, we will need to Certify your documents from the State of New York, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and the Qatar Consulate office in New York.  Our offices will coordinate with one-another in order to complete your documents quickly.

Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you.

International Apostille Order Form PDF SmallClick to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

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