Have you been asked to prove your residency in the United States? One way to do that is to apostille a utility bill. A utility bill may consist of your power, water, waste, or natural gas bills. You may also need to apostille your driver’s license or bank statement – don’t worry, we can help you with that as well.
What is an Apostille?
An apostille verifies the authenticity of the document. The Hague Convention of 1961 declared that all member countries would recognize the apostille as a uniform way to certify documents. Nonmember countries require the document to be legalized by their embassy.
How to Apostille a Utility Bill
The first step is to make sure you have an original utility bill. Once done, the statement must be notarized. Make sure that the notary is of the same state as the utility bill. For example, if your residence is in Florida, you must work with a Florida notary.
You will sign the utility bill in front of the notary (be sure not do this ahead of time, the notary must witness your signature). The notary must also include the proper wording. Below is an example of notary wording.
Once you have the original utility bill notarized, it is ready for an apostille. Since this is a state document (as opposed to a federal document such as a Social Security letter), the statement must receive the apostille from the Secretary of State from your resident state (in this example, by Florida).
Working with One Source Process
Letting us obtain the apostille for you is much simpler than working through the governmental red tape on your own.
To begin the apostille process, simply follow the link to the Order Form here. Here, we will let you know the process of getting the notarized utility bill to us. We will then review all your order for FREE and let you know of any missing information. Once ready, we will send you the price and timeframe for completion.
We will work with the correct Secretary of State to successfully apostille your utility bill and any other papers needed. Don’t forget, each document must receive a separate apostille.
We are available 7 days a week to answer any questions. Contact Us here, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to working with you.