Apostille a Notarized Document

apostille a notarized documentAt International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your notarized documents.

A document notarized within a US State must receive an apostille from the same US State.  For example, if your document was notarized in New York City, your document must receive an apostille from the New York Department of State.  An apostille verifies the signature and seal of the notary public.  The State will also very that the document contains proper notarial wording.  You cannot apostille a New York notarized document in another US State.

In a handful of US States, a notarized document will also require county clerk authentication before the Secretary of State will attach the apostille.  These States are: New York, Kentucky, Hawaii, Maryland, and Tennessee.  For example, if you are in Baltimore, Maryland and your document requires notarization and apostille, your document must first be authenticated by the County Clerk’s office before the State of Maryland can attach the apostille.

We can apostille documents notarized in any of the 50 US States including documents notarized at any US Embassy or US Consulate office destined for another country.  There are currently 110 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Before mailing in your documents to our office, please contact make sure you have the following completed:

  1. Your documents have been notarized.
  2. The notary has places his/her seal and signature on the documents.
  3. The notary has also indicated the person who’s signature has been notarized.
  4. The notary has dated the date of the notarization.
  5. Proper notarial wording has been added by the notary per State law.
  6.  You have the correct order forms from International Apostille Services, Inc.

The first step is to contact our office. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Once you mail in your documents, we’ll rush them to State and Government offices. We can even legalize your documents at Embassy and Consulate offices. No job is too big or too small. We have the resources and staff to apostille your birth certificate as fast as one business day.

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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