NATIONAL US ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN DC

National US Arab Chamber of CommerceDo you need to attest your Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice through the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce?

The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), established nearly 50 years ago, is America’s longest serving organization dedicated to U.S.-Arab business. NUSACC is widely regarded as the voice of American business in the 22 countries of the Arab world and the premier portal to the United States for Arab commercial enterprises.

NUSACC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is registered under U.S. law as a 501-c-6 chamber of commerce.  The Chamber is an independent, membership-driven entity that receives no income from foreign governments.  NUSACC’s stakeholders include more than 25,000 companies, and the vast majority of these are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the United States.

The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce is the ONLY business entity in the United States that is officially recognized and sanctioned by the League of Arab States and the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture.  As such, NUSACC is a “sister chamber” and partner to the national chambers of commerce throughout the Arab world.

Do you need your Certificate of Origin (C/O), Commercial Invoice (C/I), Packing Slip, or Bill of Lading certified and legalized?  Our office in Washington DC can attest your documents through the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce as fast as one business day.

To get started, please click on the country you will be exporting your products to:

Algeria Lebanon Sudan
Bahrain Libya Syria
Egypt Morocco Tunisia
Iran Oman UAE
Iraq Palestine Yemen
Jordan Qatar
Kuwait Saudi Arabia

 

Here is an example of the seal of the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce.
national-us-arab-chamber-of-commerce-seal

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of legalizing your documents for the countries listed above.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday-Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  We provide expedited US legalization services ensuring that your documents will be completed quickly.

Visit the National US Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC)

Certifying, attesting, and legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the authentication 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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US Department of State Apostille – Washington, D.C.

US Department of State ApostilleDo you need to apostille your documents through the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.?

The U.S. Department of State issues an apostille or certificate on documents originating from the U.S. Federal Government.  These documents include:

  • FBI Background Check
  • FDA Documents
  • USDA Documents
  • Social Security Income and Benefits Statement
  • IRS Forms – 6166
  • Notarized documents from a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office
  • State certified documents for non-Hague Apostille countries
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • US Patent and Tradmark Certificates
  • and more!

Here is a short video that explains the process…

Documents issued from the U.S. Federal Government can receive an apostille if the requesting country is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

For example, if you need your FDA Certificate to Free Sale apostilled for Russia, your document will only require U.S. Department of State apostille service.  Also, please note that the U.S. Department of State cannot apostille State issued documents destined for Hague Apostille member countries.

Documents destined for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention will receive a certificate.  Documents destined for non-member countries will also require Embassy or Consulate legalization.  These countries include: Egypt, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, and more!

For example, if the country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is requesting to have your FDA Certificate to Foreign Government certified and legalized, then your document will require US Department of State certification and UAE Embassy legalization.  If for example you need  to have your California marriage certificate certificate and legalized for the UAE, your document requires, California State certification, US Department of State certification, and UAE Embassy legalization.

Obtaining an apostille for a U.S. Federal Government document 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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Certificate to Pharmaceutical Product FDA Apostille

FDA ApostilleDo you need an apostille on a Certificate to Pharmaceutical Product?

The United States Food and drug Administration (FDA) issues Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product certificates that can be used in other countries (apostille).  This certificate conforms to the format recommended by the World Health Organization.

Firms exporting products from the U.S. are often asked by foreign customers or foreign governments to supply a  certification relating to products subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other acts the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administers. Under the FDA Export Reform and Enhancement Act of 1996 (the Act), FDA is  authorized to issue certificates for drugs, animal drugs, and devices within 20 days of receipt of a request for such a certificate. A fee of up to $175 may be charged for each certificate issued. In addition to issuing export certificates for approved or licensed products, the FDA will also issue export certificates for unapproved products that meet the requirements of Sections 801(e) or 802 of the Act.

The “Certificate of a Pharmaceutical Product” conforms to the format established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is intended for use by the importing country when the product in question is under consideration for a product license that will authorize its importation and sale or for renewal, extension, amending or reviewing a license.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) of the United States of America (USA), attach different colored Ribbons to the CPP, which mark the content details. They differentiate between three different types of CPPs for:

Finished medicinal products that are legally marketable in the US authorized by the U.S FDA; A Red Ribbon will be affixed to all (regular) CPPs issued for authorized medicinal products;

Finished medicinal products which are not authorized by U.S. FDA but which may be legally exported; A Blue Ribbon will be affixed to CPPs issued only for export of an unapproved medicinal products; and a CPP for Foreign Manufacturer (products manufactured outside of the U.S.).

A Yellow Ribbon will be affixed to CPPs with foreign manufacturing sites outside of the USA. (Famulare & U.S. FDA, 2003)

Documents issued from the FDA can be processed through our Washington, D.C. office.  For immediate answers to your questions, please call us at 1-888-810-4054.

We can also apostille the following documents issued by the FDA:

Certificate to Foreign Government
Certificate of Exportability

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Form DS-4194 Office of Authentication

The U.S. Department of State issues both Apostilles and Certificates.  The determination of which certificate is issued is based on the destination country.  There are currently over 100 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  If the destination country is not a member, your documents will receive a certificate.

Our service takes the guesswork out of authenticating your documents.  If you have a document issued by the Federal Government, you can simply mail your certified document to our office in Washington, D.C. with our Order Form.  The processing time is 3 – 4 business days and please allow 1 – 2 business days for overnight shipping by UPS (No additional charge).  For international shipping, please contact us for a quote.

There is no need to fill-out Form DS-4194 when mailing your documents to our office.

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  • Hand Drop-Off & Pick-Up
  • Friendly & Professional Service
  • Thousands of Documents Authenticated

We can process documents from the following U.S. Government agencies: USDA, FDA, HHS, DOJ, USPTO, EPA, SSA, and more!  The most common documents we receive are FBI Background Checks, Social Security Administration Income and Benefit Letters, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Diplomas, Certificate of Foreign Government, and Certificate of Free Sale.

If your documents require authentication by the State and the Federal Government, then most likely your documents are destined for a country which is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.  Most of these countries will also ask you to have your documents legalized at the Consulate or Embassy.  It’s important to know what documents are being requested by the destination country in order to avoid any delays.  Please Contact Us with any questions.  Thank you.

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

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Apostille Social Security Administration (SSA)

Do you need an Apostille on your Social Security Income and Benefits letter?  If you’re planning to retire in another country, you maybe asked to obtain an Apostille on this document in order to fulfill the requirements of the Visa.

You can either visit the closest social security office or obtain the letter from the SSA online website located here: http://www.ssa.gov/ .

Please note that some Apostille Service companies will recommend to have this document notarized and Apostilled by the Secretary of State (Example: California Secretary of State Apostille) .  The Social Security Letter is a Federal document and must be authenticated by the Secretary of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.  We Apostille several dozen Social Security Income and Benefits Letters every year.  Make sure you are working with a professional!

Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille convention will rarely ask you to have your documents authenticated by a Consul or Embassy. In 1961, many countries joined together to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member countries.

Since October 15, 1981, the United States has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

Here is an example of a Washington, DC Apostille:

The Apostille Convention requires that all Apostilles be numbered consecutively, with individual numbers applied to each Apostille issued. The recognized standard Apostille contains a seal and 10 mandatory references: name of country from which the document emanates, name of person signing the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted, in the case of unsigned documents, the name of the authority that has affixed the seal or stamp, place of certification date of certification, the authority issuing the certificate, number of certificate, seal or stamp of authority issuing certificate and signature of authority issuing certificate.

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Washington DC Apostille – Federal Documents

Washington DC ApostilleIn Washington, D.C. the U.S. Department of State issues both Authentication Certificates and Apostilles. The destination country determines if your documents will receive an Apostille or a Certification.  Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention will receive an Apostille.  Those countries who are not will receive a Certification.

We can help you with Federally issued documents from:

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

US Department of Health and Human Services
– Certificate of Foreign Governments
– Certificate of Pharmaceutical/Export

US Department of Justice
– FBI Back ground check (FBI Apostille)
– U.S. Federal Court Documents
– U.S. Bankruptcy Court

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
– Trademark

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Environmental Protection Agency

Social Security Administration

Office of Personnel Management

Our processing time is 3-4 business days with the US Department of State.  Please allow additional time for overnight shipping.

*Note: The Secretary of the District of Columbia also authenticated documents issued or notarized from the District of Columbia.  This is different than Federal Documents but some Federal documents can only be processed through the Secretary of the District of Columbia.  Please Contact Us and let us know how we can help.  Thank you.

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