Prepping documents for submission outside of the United States isn’t as complicated as it sounds. However, there are specific requirements and exceptions based on document type, whether state-issued or U.S. Department of State-issued. US Authentication Services takes the lengthy steps, guesswork and potential mistakes out of the authentication process. Here’s how.
Why You Need an Apostille
An Apostille from the US Department of State is a non-negotiable requirement for the use of federally issued documents in countries that count themselves members of the 1961 Hague Convention. Traditionally, you can receive an apostille only by mail or drop-off/pickup. This process typically takes a minimum of 12 business days.
US Authentication Services simplifies the process in several ways. We are physically located within Washington D.C., giving us convenient, quick access to the U.S. Department of State. We ensure that your documents and supportive paperwork are in order before submission, automatically expediting the process.
We also safeguard your documents during the process, treating them with the same security and attention that you would. We return your documents to you in a timely manner, helping you transition abroad with ease and confidence.
Why You Need Document Authentication
State-issued documents with an apostille do not require an additional apostille from the US Department of State. It’s still necessary for such documents to receive authentication through the proper channels, particularly for use in countries that do not count themselves members of the 1961 Hague Convention.
There are also many conditions you must ensure before submitting documents for authentication. Your documents must be originals with dates in chronological order. And all documents in foreign languages must be translated into English. This includes both personal and corporate documents, such as birth/death certificates, marriage licenses, legal documents, articles of incorporation, school transcripts and background checks.
With US Authentication Service, you mail us your documents, we obtain all the necessary apostilles and certifications, and you’re then ready to move to the next step in your relocation plans. It’s that simple. Explore our list of services today. We can’t wait to help you.