An Apostille is a French word meaning “certification”. An Apostille is a document which has been authenticated or legalized allowing the use of the document abroad. The Apostille is issued by the Secretary of State in which the document originated.
Apostilles do not certify the content of the public document to which it relates. They do not grant authority and they do not give any additional weight to the content of the underlying documents. An apostille may never be used for the recognition of a document in the country where that document was issued. Apostilles are strictly for use of public documents abroad. Apostilles will not be issued for documents intended for use within the United States.
Services We Offer
Apostille services for all 50 states, DC, and the US Federal Government. Pricing and timeframe varies.
embassy / consulate legalization
For countries that are not participating members of the Hague Convention for Apostilles, we offer embassy and consular document legalization services.
remote online notary
Notarize your document(s) remotely through the use of electronic signature, identity verification, audio-visual and electronic notarial journal and record keeping technologies.