Obtaining an Apostille or Embassy Legalization Doesn’t Have to be a Hassle
Sometimes, the bureaucratic hassle of obtaining an apostille or embassy legalization can feel overwhelming. The unknown governmental red tape can leave anyone with a headache. Many questions need to be answered before you can even begin the apostille process, and we can help.
What is an Apostille or Embassy Legalization?
First, let’s look at what is an apostille or embassy legalization. The word apostille is French for ‘certification.’ Therefore, the apostille is a certification of the authenticity of a document. If you are traveling to another country and require validated documents, you will need an apostille or embassy legalization.
All countries that are members of the Hague Convention of 1961 recognize the apostille as a universally accepted form of authentication. Here is a list of countries that accept the apostille.
Countries that are not members of the Hague Convention of 1961 do not accept the apostille to validate paperwork, and all documents must obtain embassy legalization.
Other Questions That You Need Answers
Your first question may be: When do I need documents authenticated? There are many instances you will need to have your paperwork validated.
- Perhaps you are studying in another country and need to apostille your school transcripts.
- Or if you’re getting married outside of the US, you will need to apostille your birth certificate, or divorce certificate if this is not your first marriage.
- If you are hired by a country overseas, you will need to apostille your passport, driver’s license, and other business documents.
These are only 3 examples. There are many more reasons to acquire an apostille or embassy legalization for your paperwork.
Now that you know you must authenticate your documents, you must answer 2 more questions:
- Do you need an apostille or embassy legalization?
- Do you have a state or federal document?
And all of these questions are multiplied if you require an apostille for more than one document. Yes, each paper must have its own apostille or embassy legalization,
Or, you can talk with One Source Process, and they will work through all of this for you.
How One Source Process Can Help You
We have worked with every state in the US and just about every country worldwide, and we can quickly obtain an apostille or embassy legalization for your documents.
- Apostille for state documents. This can include a driver’s license, marriage certificate, or divorce decree.
- Apostille for federal documents. This can include an FBI background check, Social Security letter, or a passport.
- Embassy legalization for state documents.
- Embassy legalization for federal documents.
- Certified translation. Your destination country may require your documents and the apostille to be translated into their language.
- Single point of contact. We will assign one representative to obtain the apostille or embassy legalization for all of your documents.
- Contact access 7 days a week.
But best of all – we will make the apostille process easy for you.
Simply fill out the Order Form here. Tell us what you need and what documents you have. We will review your order for FREE and inform you of any missing or wrong information. When you are ready, we will send you a payment invoice and timeline for completion.
Contact us today if you have any questions or are ready to start. We look forward to working with you.