Embassy / Consulate Legalization

Do you need your documents certified and legalized for another country?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we can legalize your documents through select Embassy offices in Washington, D.C., and Consulate offices located throughout the United States including California (San Francisco & Los Angeles), Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Colorado.

Documents certified by the State and destined for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention require State certification, U.S. Department of State certification, and Embassy or Consulate legalization.  Also, documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government can only be processed through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. before being presented to the Embassy or Consulate office for legalization.

Here is an illustration to help explain the process better:
Document Legalization

The following countries are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention and will require your documents to be legalized at their Embassy or Consulate office:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The following countries ARE members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  This list was last revised on August 2016.

Albania Greece Oman
Andorra Grenada Panama
Antigua and Barbuda Honduras Paraguay
Argentina Hong Kong Peru
Armenia Hungary Poland
Australia Iceland Portugal
Austria India Romania
Azerbaijan Ireland Russia
Bahamas Israel Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bahrain Italy Saint Lucia
Barbados Japan Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Belarus Kosovo Samoa
Belgium Kazakhstan San Marino
Belize Kyrgyzstan Sao Tome and Principe
Bosnia and Herzegovina Latvia Serbia
Botswana Lesotho Seychelles
  Brazil Liberia Slovakia
Brunei Liechtenstein Slovenia
Bulgaria Lithuania South Africa
Burundi Luxembourg South Korea
Cape Verde Macau Spain
Chile Macedonia Suriname
Colombia Malawi Swaziland
Cook Islands Malta Sweden
Costa Rica Marshall Islands Switzerland
Croatia Mauritius Tajikistan
Cyprus Mexico Tonga
Czech Republic Moldova Trinidad and Tobago
Denmark Monaco Turkey
Dominica Mongolia Ukraine
Dominican Republic Montenegro United Kingdom
Ecuador   Morocco United States
El Salvador Namibia Uruguay
Estonia Netherlands Uzbekistan
Fiji New Zealand Vanuatu
  Finland Nicaragua   Venezuela
France  Niue
Georgia  Norway


Common document we receive are State certified…

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Certificate to Foreign Government
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice
  • and more!

Our Washington, D.C. office is located at:

International Apostille Services, Inc.
Washington, D.C. Apostille Services

700 12th St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

(By Appointment Only)

Please note that we can only help you with documents originating from the United States or notarized within the United States.  If you are currently not in the United States, please Contact Us.

We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

Legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the legalization 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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