Diploma Apostille

Diploma ApostilleThere has recently been a very high demand for authenticating diplomas and transcripts from high schools, colleges, and Universities across all of our offices.  If you are planning to continue your education or if you are starting a new job in another country, you will be asked to apostille your diploma and transcripts.  An apostille is for countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  We also certify and legalize documents for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention (Example: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Brazil,  China, etc…).  Certifying and legalizing documents requires multiple steps to complete.

Due to the urgency of authenticating these documents, we ask that you first contact the school’s registrar and request a notarized diploma and transcripts (if required).  The country requesting your documents should be able to provide you clear instructions in order to avoid any delays or additional cost.  We can also provide you step-by-step instructions and country specific requirements for our experience.

In order to send you the correct order forms and instructions, we will need to know the following information:
1. What State is your diploma from?
2. Has the diploma been notarized by the school’s registrar?
3. What country is requesting your documents?

We have also provided step-by-step instructions on how to apostille a diploma and how to apostille a transcript.

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.

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Philippines Embassy and Consulate Legalization

Philippines Document Attestation CertificationDo you need your documents certified and legalized for the Philippines?

Certifying and legalizing documents for the Philippines is a two-step process. Your documents must first be certified by the State that issued your documents and then legalized by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate office. If your documents requires notarization, please have them notarized before you mail them in to our office for processing.

For example, let’s say you need your New York birth certificate certified and legalized for the Philippines. This two step process would require your birth certificate to be certified by the New York Department of State and then legalized by the Philippines Consulate General in New York. This process is necessary in order for the country of the Philippines to accept your documents. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit), then your documents requires notarization, State certification, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization.

Translation of your documents should always be performed after you receive the State certification and Embassy/Consulate legalization. The Philippine Embassy or Consulate does not require your documents to be written in Filipino. We recommend that you have your documents translated after you receive them from our office.

The country of the Philippines has one Embassy in Washington, D.C. and five Consulate offices. The following is a list of their offices and the States they serve.

Philippines Embassy Jurisdiction

Philippines Embassy Washington, D.C.
Jurisdiction: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia

Philippines Consulate Illinois – Chicago
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Philippines Consulate Honolulu, Hawaii
Jurisdiction: Hawaii

Philippines Consulate Los Angeles, California
Jurisdiction: Arizona, Texas, Southern Nevada (Nye, Las Vegas, Clark, Lincoln), New Mexico, Southern California (Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern)

Philippines Consulate San Francisco, California
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Northern Nevada (Carson, Churchill, Douglas    Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storie, Washoe, White Pine, Reno), Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Northern California (San Jose, Oakland, Fresno, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Stocton, Napa, Union City, San Mateo, Vallejo, Pittsburg)

Philippines New York – NYC
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Before mailing in your documents to our office, please Contact Us.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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Qatar Diploma Attestation

Qatar-Document-AttestationDo you need your diploma attested through the Qatar Consulate or Embassy?

We have processed hundreds of diplomas through the Qatar Consulate offices:

  • Los Angeles – California
  • Houston – Texas
  • New York City – New York

In addition, we have certified hundreds of documents with the Qatar Embassy in Washington, D.C.  (Example: FBI Background Checks)

Certifying and legalizing your diploma for the Country of Qatar is a three step process.  Qatar Document Legalization.  The three steps including State certification, U.S. Department of State certification, and Embassy or Consulate legalization.

The Qatar Consulate or Embassy has strict requirements on attesting diplomas and/transcripts.  If you are unable to obtain any of the following documents, please Contact Us before you mail-in your documents to our office for processing.

Here is the list of six documents we will need  (Updated March 2017):
– Copy of your passport
– Original diploma notarized by the school’s registrar.  This must be the original diploma or a new notarized diploma from the school.  Black and white or color copies will not be accepted.
– Original transcript.  This must be an original transcript printed by the school.  Copies will not be accepted. This document must be notarized by the school’s registrar.
– Signed and completed Education Records Consent and Release Form (We will email you this form to complete)
– Signed letter from the school (Enrollment Verification Letter) addressed to the Consulate General of Qatar stating that all of your classes were completed in class and on campus. If any of your classes were completed online, the letter must state the percentage of classes that were completed online.  This letter must be an original letter with a ink signature and must be signed and notarized by the school’s registrar.  Please see below the key points that must be on the letter.
– Offer letter signed by both the employer and employee.

Verification must include the following key point:

  • Certificate information is accurate
  • Enrollment and attendance (Full-time, part-time, distance)
  • Study and test locations
  • Degree obtained by the student (diploma: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate)
  • Duration of the program
  • The actual time the student spent to get the certificate (Study start date and end date)
  • If this is a public or private academic institution
  • If the student attended more than one institution, it must mention this in the letter.
  • The letter must mention that the classes took place on campus.  If the student took classes online, they will need to know how many classes where taken online and the percentage of these classes.
  • This letter must be signed and notarized by the school’s registrar.

– Any university degree issued before 01/01/2000 must be submitted with a letter addressed to the Consulate of Qatar proving the completion of all courses, along with an original transcript

– Any university degree issued after 01/01/2000 must be submitted with a letter addressed to the Consulate of Qatar proving the completion of all courses in-class rather than online, along with an original transcript

Here are the two simple steps you will need to take before we can begin to certify and attest your diploma:

Step 1: Notarize Your Diploma – The first step is to contact the University’s Registrar and request the original diploma to be notarized.  If the school does not have a notary on staff, you will need to request a traveling notary to visit the school and meet with the Registrar.

Step 2: Mail-in Your Documents – The second step is to mail in your original notarized diploma including the documents the Qatar Embassy or Consulate office will require (see list above).  Failure to provide the required documents will cause delays in attesting your diploma.

Certifying and legalizing your diploma through the Qatar Embassy or Consulate is a multi-step process.  We will need to first certify your diploma through the State (Example: California), the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and the Qatar Embassy or Consulate office.

Here is a simple illustration to explain the process:

Document Legalization

Depending on the State your diploma was notarized in, the processing time can take two to three weeks to complete.  We will coordinate with our offices to complete your documents as quickly as possible.  We also provide FedEx 1-2 day return shipping once your documents are complete.  If you require international shipping to Qatar, please Contact Us.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document certification, legalization, and attestation services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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.