Do you need to apostille your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.?
The U.S. Department of State issues an apostille or certificate on documents originating from the U.S. Federal Government. These documents include:
- FBI Background Check
- FDA Documents
- USDA Documents
- Social Security Income and Benefits Statement
- IRS Forms – 6166
- Notarized documents from a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office
- State certified documents for non-Hague Apostille countries
- Certificate of Free Sale
- US Patent and Tradmark Certificates
- and more!
Here is a short video that explains the process…
Documents issued from the U.S. Federal Government can receive an apostille if the requesting country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.
For example, if you need your FDA Certificate to Free Sale apostilled for Russia, your document will only require U.S. Department of State apostille service. Also, please note that the U.S. Department of State cannot apostille State issued documents destined for Hague Apostille member countries.
Documents destined for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention will receive a certificate. Documents destined for non-member countries will also require Embassy or Consulate legalization. These countries include: Egypt, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, and more!
For example, if the country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is requesting to have your FDA Certificate to Foreign Government certified and legalized, then your document will require US Department of State certification and UAE Embassy legalization. If for example you need to have your California marriage certificate certificate and legalized for the UAE, your document requires, California State certification, US Department of State certification, and UAE Embassy legalization.
Obtaining an apostille for a U.S. Federal Government document 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!
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