Embassy legalization involves authenticating your legal documents at an embassy or consulate in another country, verifying those documents are valid. You may need embassy authentication services if you are getting married in, are seeking employment in or plan to move to another country. Corporate documents may include certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing or others.
The embassy or consular legalization process can be complex; missteps can result in rejections and frustrating delays. The process depends on whether the country you need documents certified for is a member of The Hague Convention of 1961. In countries that follow this uniform process, documents may be apostilled to verify their authenticity.
For non-Hague Convention countries, the process depends on whether the documents you are working with were issued by a state government or by the U.S. government. State-issued documents such as birth or death certificates, driver’s licenses, divorce decrees, articles of incorporation and other records require state certification first, before being certified by the U.S. Department of State, and finally receiving embassy legalization. Federally issued records — such as Social Security records, FBI background checks, Certificates of Naturalization and other federal documents — follow a different legalization process.
Once Source Process Provides a Range of Apostille, Consular Legalization and Embassy Authentication Services
One Source Process, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with locations in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, helps clients by ensuring the correct documents are presented for embassy legalization the first time and that the correct process is followed. When you choose our embassy legalization services, you can be confident your document(s) will be verified as quickly as possible.
- For Hague Convention countries, One Source Process provides apostille services, including evaluating and confirming document seals, stamps and signatures so documents can be submitted to the U.S. State Department or Secretary of State’s office to be apostilled. We handle the work of preparing, filing and obtaining the apostille for our clients.
- For other countries, One Source Process helps clients navigate the embassy authentication process by confirming and obtaining state or federal certifications so the documents can be submitted to the embassy for legalization.
Why Use Us for Consular and Embassy Legalization Services?
Choosing One Source Process for embassy legalization services takes the stress and hassle out of document authentication, so you can focus on preparing for your future stay or move to another country.
- We offer document authentication, apostille and embassy/consular legalization services in all 50 states.
- With a network footprint spanning the U.S. and extensive knowledge and experience in this arena, we can save you both time and money.
Do you need documents verified for use in another country? One Source Process can navigate the red tape and handle the entire process for you with ease. To get started, complete an online Order Form. Still have questions? Contact us to learn more!