Rwanda is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any official document destined for this country will receive a Certificate from the Secretary of State. Legalizing documents for Rwanda may require additional steps before the documents can be presented to the Rwanda Embassy or Consulate office.
Most countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention will request State certified documents to also be certified by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. prior to being presented to the Embassy or Consulate for legalization.
Here is an illustration to help explain the process better:
We can certify documents issued from any US State including documents issued by the US Federal Government. Our seven offices are strategically located in California (Los Angeles & San Francisco), Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, and in Washington, D.C. to help expedite the process of legalization your documents.
Common documents we receive are:
- 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
- Authorization Letter
- Travel Consent Letter
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Certification of Free Sale
- Certification of Origin
- Corporate Power of Attorney
- Commercial Invoice
Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from the United States. If your documents originated from Rwanda, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
If you are currently in Rwanda or another country and need help to obtain your documents, please Contact Us and let us know how we can help. Certain documents will require notarization prior to being certified by the State. Overnight domestic shipping is included in our fee but we can ship your documents anywhere in the world. International shipping rates apply.
Certifying documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the 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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