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Authenticate Documents for South Korea

Is your business sending you to work in the South Korean office? In recent years, we have seen an increase in the need to legalize documents for South Korea. When this happens, paperwork must be submitted, but first, it must receive authentication. Don’t worry; we can help you authenticate documents for South Korea.

Embassy Legalization of Documents

The Hague Convention of 1961 dictated that all member countries could use the apostille to authenticate documents. But if the destination country is not a member, then all papers must receive embassy legalization.

In today’s computerized age, it’s too easy to forge documents. That is why authentication has become a requirement when doing any legal business abroad. This can include getting married in the Bahamas, taking college classes in Italy, or working in South Korea.

Steps for Embassy Legalization

Since South Korea is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, all required documents must receive an apostille as a form of authentication.

Let’s say that the South Korean company requires an FBI Background Check before they allow you in their building, and it must be authenticated. An FBI Background Check is a federal document, and we will follow the steps to authenticate them here. Acquiring an apostille for a state document, such as a driver’s license, is slightly different.

Steps to Receive an Apostille:

  • Apply for the FBI Background Check in one of three ways
    • Apply directly to the FBI using their electronic system
    • Apply directly to the FBI by sending a hard copy through the US Postal Service
    • Use an FBI-approved Channeler
  • The FBI will authenticate the results by placing their seal and signature of division on the results of your background.
  • Submit the authenticated results to the Secretary of State (for state-issued documents)
  • Submit the authenticated results to the US Department of State in Washington, DC

As you can see, this can be a lot of work. The easier way is to let One Source Process obtain the apostille.

Working with One Source Process

Once you have the results of your FBI background check, with the correct seals and signatures, we can take over.

We can work with the US Department of State and the embassy to properly apply for and receive the apostille

Working with us is easy:

  • Simply fill out the Order Form here
  • Upload the FBI Background Check results
  • Pay the invoice

That’s it!

Before we begin the process, we will review the documents for FREE and let you know of any missing or wrong information because even the smallest error can cause your entire order to be delayed or rejected.

When it is all correct, we will send you a payment invoice and a completion timeline. After that, we will deal with the governmental red tape to receive the authentication and legalization for your documents.

We are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have. Please Contact Us here before or during the legalization process.

Additional reading:

Authenticating Your Federal-Issued Paperwork

Apostille a Driver’s License

Apostille Documents to Teach in South Korea

Feb 14, 2024 / by Brandon Yoshimura

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