Lebanon Embassy Legalization

Lebanon Document Attestation CertificationLebanon Embassy Legalization – Washington, D.C.

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

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

**Note: As of this article, the Lebanon Embassy processing time is one week. Please, contact us for the most current processing time.

This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Lebanon.

The very first step depends on the type of document you need authenticated. If your document requires notarization, you will need to meet with an experienced local notary near you to notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the document will be authenticated by the State and to follow the notarial laws in their State to avoid any delays or additional costs. We recommend that you choose a notary who is a member of the National Notary Association. Notaries who are members of the National Notary Association (NNA) can download the notary forms from NNA website.  Improperly notarized documents will be rejected by the State.

Please note: If your document is written in Arabic, please find a certified translator in your State to translate the documents to English. You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. If the translator is not located in your State, you will need to have the document notarized in your State. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website. Remember, if the translator is in another State, you can sign and notarize the document in your State.  The U.S. Department of State will not certify a document in a foreign language unless a notarized English translation is included.

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, Certificate to Foreign Government, Certificate of Good Standing, etc…

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

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

Document LegalizationStep 1: U.S. State Certification – Because Lebanon 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 and the U.S. Federal Government. We have six offices strategically located in the United Sates to expedite certification process. We recommend that you contact us before you mail-in your document in order to avoid any delays.

The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, Arizona, and Nevada in 1-2 business days. For all other states, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion. Certifying documents for some States can take up to two weeks (Example: Michigan). Note: The processing time is only an estimate and not guaranteed.

Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Certification – 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 U.S. 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. The certification process from the U.S. Department of Sate is in addition to the State Certification.

Step 3: Lebanon Embassy Legalization – The Embassy of Lebanon 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 Embassy currently has a one week turn-around. Please contact us for the most up to date Embassy document fee.

Note: The processing time with the Lebanon Embassy is one weeks. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

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Iraq Embassy Legalization

Iraq Document Attestation CertificationIraq Embassy Legalization – Washington, D.C.

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

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

**Note: As of this article, the Iraq Embassy processing time is one week. Please, contact us for the most current processing time.

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

Iraq Embassy Washington D.C.: 
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Iraq Consulate Detroit, Michigan: 
Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Iraq Consulate Los Angeles, California:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming.

This three-step-process is required for documents destined for the country of Iraq.

The very first step depends on the type of document you need authenticated. If your document requires notarization, you will need to meet with an experienced local notary near you to notarize your signature on the document. It’s important to inform the notary that the document will be authenticated by the State and to follow the notarial laws in their State to avoid any delays or additional costs. We recommend that you choose a notary who is a member of the National Notary Association. Notaries who are members of the National Notary Association (NNA) can download the notary forms from NNA website.

Please note: If your document is written in Arabic, please find a certified translator in your State to translate the documents to English. You must also ask the translator to have his/her signature notarized on the document. If the translator is not located in your State, you will need to have the document notarized in your State. You can find a certified translator by visiting the American Translator’s Association website. Remember, if the translator is in another State, you can sign and notarize the document in your State.

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, Certificate to Foreign Government, Certificate of Good Standing, etc…

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

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

Document LegalizationStep 1: U.S. State Certification – Because Iraq 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 and the U.S. Federal Government. We have eight offices strategically located in the United Sates to expedite certification process. We recommend that you contact us before you mail-in your document in order to avoid any delays.

The processing time and fee can vary for each State. For example, we can certify documents in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Maryland, Arizona, and Nevada in 1-2 business days. For all other states, Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion. Certifying documents for some States can take up to two weeks (Example: Michigan).

Step 2: U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Certification – 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 U.S. 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. The certification process from the U.S. Department of Sate is in addition to the State Certification.

Step 3: Iraq Embassy Legalization – The Embassy of Iraq 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 Embassy currently has a one week turn-around. Please contact us for the most up to date Embassy document fee.

Note: The processing time with the Iraq Embassy is one weeks. Please Contact Us for a price quote and estimated time for completion.

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US District Court Apostille

Do you need an apostille on a document issued form the United States District Court?

The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the U.S. Federal Court system.  Authenticating documents issued by the Federal Courts is a two-step process. The documents must first be authenticated by the Justice Department before the documents can be authenticated by the U.S. Department of State.

Here is an example of the authentication letter issued by the U.S. Justice Department prior to being eligible for an Apostille from the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Documents issued by the U.S. District Court must be certified documents.  A certified document will typically have an embossed seal, a stamped seal of the U.S. District Court, signature of the Deputy Clerk, and the date the document was certified.

If your documents are not a certified copy, you must contact the District Court and obtain a certified copy.  We can only help you with documents mailed into our Washington, D.C. office.  We do not have access to obtain certified documents on you behalf.

Common documents we receive from the U.S. Department of Justice are:

  • Petition for Name Change
  • Bankruptcy Documents
  • U.S. Federal Court Documents
  • *FBI Background Checks

*To request an FBI Background check, we recommend that you contact an FBI Approved Channeler. FBI background checks do not require Justice Department authentication prior to being apostilled by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

We can also authenticate documents issued from the:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Social Security Administration
  • Office of Personal Management

Document issued by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia will be authenticated through the Secretary of the District of Columbia.  Washington DC Apostille

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UAE Dubai Document Legalization – Diploma & Degree

Are you planning to work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and need your diploma authenticated by the U.S. Department of State and the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC?  We provide fast certification, authentication, and attestation services.  We have authenticated hundreds of documents through the US Department of State and the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC.

In this article, we are going to focus on legalizing your diploma & degree.  If you have any other documents (Power of Attorney, Corporate Documents, Free Sale Certificate, etc..) please Contact Us so we can provide you step-by-step instructions.

** The UAE is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention ***

Please note that in order for your diploma to be eligible for legalization through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., it must first be certified through the Secretary of State of the State which your document is issued from.  For example, if your diploma is from a University in Nevada, you will need to first have the diploma notarized/copy certified with the University Registrar before the document is mailed to our office for processing.  Visit this link for instructions on authenticating your school diploma: http://www.internationalapostille.com/how-to-apostille-a-diploma/ .  Please be sure to work with a notary with experience.  Because the diploma will be certified with the State, the notary must use follow the notarial laws in their State or the document will be rejected by the Secretary of State.

Once we receive the notarized/copy certified diploma from the school, the next step is to have the document certified by the Secretary of State’s office.  The purpose of this step is to ensure that the notary is a commissioned notary and in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office.  If the document has been notarized correctly, the Secretary of State will attach a certification to the diploma or a color copy of the diploma authenticating the notary’s signature.  Please note that we provide document certification for all 50 U.S. States.  We can provide you a fast price quote and time-frame if you Contact Us.

As soon as your document has been certified by the State, the next step is that we will overnight the State certified diploma to our office in Washington, D.C. for processing with the U.S. Department of State.  Our staff in Washington, D.C. will hand-deliver your certified diploma to the State Department for processing.  The typical turn-around time is 3-4 business days.  Once complete, the document will be picked-up and hand-delivered to the United Arab Emirates Embassy (UAE) the following business morning.

It’s important to note that the United Arab Emirates Embassy has strict guidelines on legalizing diplomas.  One of the requires is that the educational institution must be located in the US and regionally accredited by NEASC (CIHE), MSA (CHE), NCA (HLC), SACS (COC), NWCCU, or WASC (ACCJC-ACSCU). The Embassy also charges a specific fee to legalize diplomas and degrees.

The processing time with the Embassy is 3 to 7 business days.  Please note that certain times during the year the Embassy may take longer to process your documents.

The image above demonstrates the steps required in order for your documents to be eligible for legalization.  Our unique service can authenticate your diploma/degree from the State all the way to the Embassy. This time consuming process takes anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks.  We recommend that you work with a professional in order to save time and money.

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