Kuwait Embassy Legalization

Do you need your documents legalized through the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.?

In the United States, the country of Kuwait has a consulate office in Los Angeles and an Embassy office in Washington, D.C.  The jurisdiction of your documents determines which office (Embassy or Consulate) will complete your documents (legalization).  For example, if you have a California birth certificate, you will need to first have it certified by the State of California, then the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and finally the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.  Certifying documents for Kuwait is a three step process.

Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C. has jurisdiction over the following States:
Alabama – Connecticut – Delaware – District of Columbia – Florida – Georgia – Illinois – Indiana – Kentucky – Maine – Maryland – Massachusetts – Michigan – Mississippi – New Hampshire – New Jersey – New York – North Carolina – Ohio – Pennsylvania – Rhode Island – South Carolina – Tennessee – Vermont – Virginia – West Virginia – Wisconsin

Kuwait Consulate General in Los Angeles

The Kuwait Consulate General in Los Angeles has jurisdiction over the following States:
Alaska – Arizona – Arkansas – California – Colorado – Hawaii – Idaho – Iowa – Kansas – Louisiana – Minnesota – Missouri – Montana – Nebraska – Nevada – New Mexico – North Dakota – Oklahoma – Oregon – South Dakota –  Texas – Utah – Washington – Wyoming

The processing time to legalize your documents at the Embassy or Consulate is 2-3 business days.  It’s important to note that Kuwait is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any legal documents destined for this country will require Certification from the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, and Embassy or Consulate Legalization.

As we have mentioned before, legalizing documents for Kuwait is a three step process.  Here is an illustration to help explain the process:

The benefit of working with International Apostille Services, Inc., is that we have an office in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Texas, Florida, Illinois, Colorado, and New York.  This means that we can process your documents quickly saving you time and money.  We can handle all three step or any of the steps you request.  For example, if you live in Los Angeles and would rather handle the California Secretary of State and Kuwait Consulate, we can handle the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C..  Our expedited service in Washington, D.C. can certify your California document in 3-4 business days.

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

Do you need your documents legalized through the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.?

We provide fast document authentication, certification, attestation, and Kuwait Embassy legalization services.

Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents must first be processed through your State, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C, and then through the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C.

This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Kuwait.  Also, depending on the state your documents originated from or was notarized-in, your documents may need to be processed through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.

The very first step depends on the type of documents you need authenticated. If your documents requires notarization (Example: Power of Attorney, Affidavit, etc..), you will need to meet with an experienced notary near you to notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the documents will be authenticated by the State and to follow the notarial laws in their State to avoid any delays or additional costs.

Please note: If your documents are written in Arabic, please find a certified translator in your State to translate the documents to English. We recommend that your documents be written in English and in Arabic.  You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website.

Documents issued by the State or County Clerk do not need notarization as these documents are already signed by a State or County Clerk official. These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree (Court Documents), Articles of Incorporation, Statement of Information, etc…

You can read more on the type of documents we authenticate for Kuwait by clicking this link: Kuwait Document Legalization

As mentioned earlier in this article, legalizing documents for Kuwait is a three-step-process. We have put together a small illustration below to help you understand the process.

Document LegalizationStep 1: U.S. State Certification – Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents will receive a certification from the State and not an Apostille. Each State’s certificate differs from the other. In the United States, we have 50 different certificates. We can process documents issued from all 50 U.S. States including the U.S. Federal Government.

The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, and Nevada in 1-2 business days.  Certifying your documents through the State of Nevada has a higher cost than California. For all other states, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. – The very next step is to certify your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. You can see an example of a certificate issued by the Department of State by clicking this link: U.S. Department of State Certificate Example

The processing time with the U.S. Department of State is currently 3-4 business days. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

Step 3: Kuwait Embassy Legalization – The Embassy of Kuwait is located in Washington, D.C. In order for the Embassy to legalize your documents, they must first be certified by the State and the U.S. Department of State.

The processing time with the Kuwait Embassy is one to two weeks. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.  Document issued from: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana will be completed through the Kuwait Consulate in Los Angeles.

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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Kuwait Embassy Document Legalization

In Washington, D.C., we can authenticate your documents through the Kuwait Embassy in 5 to 7 business days.  This type of authentication is typically referred to as legalization.

Consular Jurisdiction:
The Embassy of the State of Kuwait has jurisdiction for the following U.S. States:
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Please note that the Embassy will charge a fee for each document legalized.  We will bill your credit card on file once we know the exact amount the Embassy will charge.  If your State does not fall within the jurisdiction outlined above, visit this site for more information: Los Angeles Kuwait Consulate Document Legalization .

Processing Time:
The current processing at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, D.C. is 5 to 7 business days.

Below, we’ve outlined the steps involved in processing your documents.  There are two steps involved before your documents are eligible to be legalized at the Embassy.  The first step is to have your document authenticated by the State which issued the document.  The second step is to have your documents authenticated by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Example of a Kuwait Embassy Legalization / Stamp behind the U.S. Department of State Certification.  Because Kuwait is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents must be certified by the State and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. before it’s presented to the Embassy for legalization.

Type of Documents:
The Kuwait Embassy can legalize: Business Letters, Registration, Patent Application, Authorization of Agent, Agreements, Affidavit, Trademark, Articles of Incorporation, Power of Attorney, Assignment, Declaration, Diplomas, Transcripts, U.S. Birth Certificates, U.S. Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree and more.

We can process documents from all 50 United States including the U.S. Department of State,
the Secretary of the District of Columbia, and all Consul / Embassy offices in Washington, DC.

Some of our clients prefer that we only handle the legalization process (Consulate / Embassy only). We’re okay with that too!

Our fast service ensures your documents will be processed quickly saving you time and money. We have authenticated hundreds of documents through the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Washington, D.C.. Call us now for an instant price quote. Thank you.

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