Apostille Services In Illinois
COVID-19 Update: All federal documents, including FBI reports for use in Hague countries will take 1-2 weeks to process at the State Department. For Non-Hague countries, it will take roughly 12 weeks.
4-14 business days*
1-2 weeks or 8-12 weeks**
1-3 business days*
**1-2 weeks for Hague Countries and 8-12 weeks for Non-Hague countries
Illinois Apostille Service
When traveling to another country for anything other than a vacation, you will often need to provide the necessary documents. And each of those documents must be authenticated.
An apostille or embassy legalization is a process that verifies the authenticity of the stamps and signatures of a document. In fact, the word ‘apostille’ is French for ‘certification.’
The Hague Convention of 1961 determined that all member countries will accept the apostille process, while non-members must follow the embassy legalization process.
Don’t worry if you are unsure which process to follow; we know which countries require which authentication.
The authentication process can be tricky. In fact, acquiring an Illinois apostille can be difficult when done on your own. That is why we are here to help you.
Documents We Apostille in the USA
- Marriage certificates
- Death certificates
- Birth certificates
- Divorce decrees
- Single status affidavits
- Power of attorney
- Car titles
- Adoption dossier
- FBI records
- Criminal history reports
- Any notarized document
- Certificates of good standing
- Certificates of incorporation
- Certificates of origin
- Power of attorney
- Hiring documents
- Company invoices
- Other business documents
- High school
- College diplomas
- Report cards
- Other various school records
Let Us Handle the Illinois Apostille Process
You must follow each step of the process for obtaining apostilled documents perfectly, and all paperwork must be error-free. Even the slightest mistake can cause the apostille to be delayed or rejected.
First, you must determine if you have a state-issued document or if it is federally-issued. This will decide who you contact to receive an apostille or embassy legalization.
Examples of state-issued documents are:
- Birth certificate
- Death certificate
- Driver’s license
- Articles of Incorporation
Examples of federally-issued documents are:
- FBI background check
- Social Security information
For state documents, you will work with the Secretary of State in Illinois; and for federal documents, you must contact the US Department of State in Washington, DC.
And if your destination country is not a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, you will then contact the Embassy or Consulate for authentication.
Remember, each document must have its own apostille. So, when working on your own, you must submit an apostille application for every document that requires authentication. No blanket apostille covers several documents at once.
At One Source Process, we know the steps to have your documentation quickly and easily receive an apostille from the appropriate office. We will contact the Illinois state department, the federal department, and the Embassy or Consulate when necessary.
Our Quick and Easy Process
When applying for an apostille on your own, you must determine which governmental office to contact and submit your apostille application form. Sometimes there are several departments to work with.
We understand that you are busy. That’s why we made working with us to apostille or legalize your documents as easy as 1-2-3.
- To begin, simply fill out our Order Form This is where you tell us what you need and which country requires the apostille.
- You will then send us your original documents (or a certified copy).
- Once we have confirmed that all documents are correct, we will send you a payment invoice and timeline for completion.
You will be assigned a dedicated agent who will work to obtain your apostille. This means someone will watch your paperwork throughout the entire process, ensuring there are no problems. And if you have any questions, you can call and speak to one person instead of being passed from customer service representative to representative.
Hey Illinois! You Deserve More
At One Source Process, we like to take steps beyond the basics and offer you more than obtaining the apostille or embassy legalization for you.
Here are just a few apostille services we offer during the Illinois apostille process:
- Review – We will review all of your documents for FREE to ensure there are no omissions or errors. We do this before we charge you anything.
- Expedited Service – When you really need it, we offer expedited apostille service. We know that you may be in a bind and need to apostille documents as quickly as possible, and we can help you with that.
- Translation – Many countries require your documents and the apostille translated into their language. We offer certified translation services done at the same time as the apostille.
- Availability – We are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have before or during the apostille process.
- Worldwide – If you are currently outside of the United States, we can still help you obtain the necessary apostille for your US document. Simply upload or mail us your paperwork, and we will get the apostille for you. We will send you all documents via FedEx or DHL carrier service.
No matter if you need an apostille on your birth certificate, marriage certificate, transcripts, FBI report, social security benefits letter, or even business documents… we can have it all efficiently authenticated for you.
We have been obtaining apostilles and embassy legalization since 2010. We can help you quickly and easily get the authentication. Whether you are in Chicago or any surrounding communities, we take care of the entire process for you – saving you time and hassle.
Contact One Source Process Today to Get Started
Our Illinois apostille process is simple, stress-free, and will exceed your expectations; we guarantee it. We are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction and will handle your documents with great care to ensure their safe return to you.
When you choose One Source Process for your Illinois apostille needs, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest level of service. No matter the type of paperwork you need to apostille, we have the expertise to get the job done.
For apostille services in Illinois, please contact us anytime from:
Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm EST
Saturday – Sunday 9am – 4pm EST
At our toll-free number 1-800-668-5448 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with you.
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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