- 1 How do I apostille my passport?
- 2 Do passports need Apostilled?
- 3 How do I apostille a document in the US?
- 4 What Apostille means?
- 5 Who can issue an Apostille?
- 6 What countries require an apostille?
- 7 What documents need to be Apostilled?
- 8 What does an apostille look like?
- 9 What is the meaning of Apostille stamp?
- 10 What is the difference between notarized and Apostilled?
- 11 How is apostille done?
- 12 Can an embassy issue an apostille?
- 13 Do apostilles expire?
- 14 How do I get an apostille Translation?
How do I apostille my passport?
In order to apostille your U.S. Passport, you must mail in the original notarized color copy to our office for processing. You also have the option to mail in the original passport to our Washington DC apostille office. If you are outside of the USA, please do not send in your original passport.
Do passports need Apostilled?
For non-member countries, the passport must go through the legalization process through the Embassy or Consulate of the destination country. We do not require your original passport; an Apostille can be issued to a color photocopy of a passport as long as the necessary steps have been taken.
How do I apostille a document in the US?
To obtain an apostille you must send the following information: Original notarized document to be authenticated or a certified copy to be authenticated that includes the original certification. Fee is $15.00 per document (a document can be more than one page).
What Apostille means?
Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a federal agency or certified by an American or foreign consul.
Who can issue an Apostille?
As per the terms of the Hague Apostille Convention, the apostille in each country is issued by the competent authority in the respective country. In most cases, this will be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in that country.
What countries require an apostille?
These are collectively known as ‘member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention’: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, China (Macau & Hong Kong), Colombia
What documents need to be Apostilled?
What documents can you Apostille?
- PSA/NSO documents such as Birth, Marriage, CENOMAR or Certificate of Singleness, Death Certificates.
- PRC documents such as ID renewals, PRC Board Ratings, Certifications and Change of Status.
- • Certified True Copies from the PRC.
What does an apostille look like?
An Apostille (Certificate) is a square approximately 9cm long, usually stamped onto the reverse side of a single page public document. It is formatted into numbered fields to allow certified data to be identified by the receiving country, regardless of the official language of the issuing country.
What is the meaning of Apostille stamp?
An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the signature of a public official on a document for use in another country. An Apostille certifies: the capacity in which that public official acted, and. when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears, e.g. a notary public seal.
What is the difference between notarized and Apostilled?
A notary is the process of verifying and witnessing a document being signed. The notarized document will usually be used in the US. The apostille is a certificate issued by a Secretary of State that authenticates the document for use outside the US.
How is apostille done?
When you apostille a document, an apostille sticker and/or an apostille stamp is obtained from the authority. It is a computer generated with a unique identification number and is applied to the back of the document.
Can an embassy issue an apostille?
U.S. Embassies do NOT have the authority to affix an Apostille to documents issued in the United States or in other countries. Please do not schedule an appointment for this service.
Do apostilles expire?
Does an Apostille Expire? The answer is NO. An apostille does NOT have an expiration date. For example, if you need a California apostille on a California birth certificate, we recommend that you ask how old the birth certificate can be and how recent the apostille should be issued.
How do I get an apostille Translation?
You get your document translated by professional translators, and then you get it notarized. From there, you may need to mail your document to the Secretary of State to get it apostilled. In some cases, the apostille itself may need to be then translated.