US Federal Apostille

US Federal Government ApostilleDo you need an apostille on a US Federal Government Document?

Documents issued by the US Federal Government can only be apostilled through our Washington, D.C. office.  The current processing time with the U.S. Department of State is four business days and we do provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost.  In order for the U.S. Department of State to accept your document, you must mail in the original document you received in the mail.  In some instances, you may receive your documents in a digital format (FBI Background Check, Certificate of Free Sale) from the Government.   You can forward documents received in a digital format to our office in Washington, D.C. for processing.

We can apostille documents issued from the following U.S. Government Departments and Agencies:

US Department of Agriculture – USDA
– Animal/Plant Certifications
– Animal Health Certifications

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA
– Certificate of Free Sale (Can also be issued by the local Chamber of Commerce or State office)
– Certificate of Origin (Can also be issued by the local Chamber of Commerce or State office)

US Department of Health and Human Services – HHS
– Certificate to Foreign Governments
– Certificate of Pharmaceutical/Export
– Certificate of Free Sale
– Certificate to Export

US Department of Justice – DOJ
– FBI Back ground check (FBI Apostille)
– U.S. Federal Court Documents
– U.S. District Courts
– U.S. Bankruptcy Court
– Petition for Name Change

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – USPTO
– Trademark / Patent

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – DHS
– Certificate of Naturalization

Environmental Protection Agency – EPA

Social Security Administration – SSA
– Income and Benefits Letter

Office of Personnel Management – OPM

Internal Revenue Service – IRS
– Form 6166
– U.S. Federal Tax Return Documents

National Archives and Records Administration – NARA

In addition to our apostille service, we can also certify and legalize documents for none Hague Apostille Member Countries.   Countries who are non-members will require documents to be legalized at their Embassy.  The most common Embassies we legalized documents are for: China, Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Chile, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and more!

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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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