Embassy Legalization & Attestation Services
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Consulate Attestation Services
Embassy legalization services involve authenticating your legal documents at an embassy in the US to verify their validity for use in another country. You may need consular 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 authentication 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 an embassy certificate. Federally issued records — such as Social Security records, FBI background checks, Certificates of Naturalization and other federal documents — follow a different legalization process.
One Source Process Provides a Range of Consular 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 and filing the apostille embassy paperwork and obtain 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 Embassy Attestation Services?
Choosing One Source Process for embassy legalization services takes the stress and hassle out of embassy document attestation, 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.
Our extensive network, commitment to speedy service and attention to detail make us the best choice for these and many other services. Click here to learn more about the embassy/consular legalization process. Once you’re ready to get started, complete an online Order Form. Still have questions? Contact us to learn more!
Do you need documents verified for use in another country?
One Source Process can navigate the red tape and handle the entire apostille, consular legalization and embassy authentication process for you with ease. We understand how complicated these processes can be, and we have the expertise needed to handle them as quickly and painlessly as possible for you. When you turn to us, you can be sure that we will save you time and stress thanks to our comprehensive knowledge and capabilities. We take pride in our ability to provide excellent customer service in every facet of what we do.
Testimonials from real clients
I highly recommend One Source Process for all of your document legalization needs. I will recommend them to my colleagues, friends, and incoming employees for overseas employment. They tackled two complex problems for me with ease. They communicated well and addressed all my concerns in a prompt manner through email and phone calls. If you ever need document legalization services, call no one else, I won’t.
We have used a few different process servers and no one has provided the level of customer service that One Source Process has. They are very reliable and they communicate every step of the way. Alex and Brandon have been a huge help and they always take their time to understand our needs. We look forward to working with One Source Process for a long time
Professional and efficient - Having not been through the Apostille Service previously, we were guided and taught what we were doing by extremely professional and courteous individuals. We couldn't be more pleased at the efficiency and the speed at which they were able to get the job done. The final product was accepted by the bank and the beneficiaries of the estate received their funds, everyone was happy. Thank you, One Source Process, Inc.
Common questions about Apostille and Legalization
An “apostille” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. An Apostille is issued as an attachment and will validate the authenticity of your document to the foreign entity you are required to present your document to. One Source Process offers standard and expedited apostille and legalization services.
We are capable of obtaining an apostille on documents such as birth certificates, FBI reports, transcripts, marriage certificates, death certificates, FBI background reports, social security letters, company bylaws, powers of attorney agreements, trademarks, diplomas, transcripts, treaties, warrants, extraditions, agreements, certificates of good standing and much more!
Yes! We can apostille a scanned copy of any personal, business, or U.S. State-issued document including vital records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates. It takes minutes to submit a request with us online here. Just upload a clear, color scan of the document you’d like to have authenticated and we’ll ship back the copy to any domestic or international address with an original apostille attachment. Copies of vital records will receive a New York apostille and all other document copies receive a District of Columbia apostille. Please note that this method, while widely accepted in most cases, does have limitations depending on the authority you’re presenting it to and country of use. One Source Process will always advise our apostille services clients of these restrictions when we review your request but does not guarantee that they will be accepted. If you want more information regarding our photocopy Apostille process, please visit our page here.
Once your documents have been reviewed and payment is received you are only eligible to receive a refund prior to your documents being submitted to the Secretary or Department of State. This does not include the cost of any used shipping labels. Any cancellations made after payment is submitted incur a 10% fee of the invoice amount.
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