Business Formation Apostille
Business formation is the necessary first step of starting a business, whether you're registering a simple DBA, incorporating, or forming a partnership. How a business is formed determines the personal liability of its founders, how business taxes are paid, and other important aspects of the business’ operation. Business Formation Apostilles are often needed when forming a new business entity.
An apostille is a one-page certificate that certifies the authenticity of an official document, such as a certified copy of a company’s Articles of Incorporation. We can provide Apostille services for business entities in any state. Although Apostilles are typically not necessary for domestic transactions, if you are planning on conducting business abroad in a foreign country, you will likely need to obtain an Apostille for your business documents.
Foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention require the use of Apostille certificates on official documents presented by companies planning on conducting business in their country. If the country isn't a member of the 1961 Hague Convention, additional processing will be required to get your documents authenticated, which entails a few more procedures, including gaining certification from the country's embassy or consulate. We are familiar with this procedure and can assist with its completion.
Business Formation Apostilled documents often requested by foreign business partners are Articles of Incorporation, Certificates of Good Standing, and Certificates of Origin if you’re planning on exporting domestic goods. These are some of the Business Formation Apostille documents your company may be required to present. Depending on the business being conducted, other Apostilles might be needed. It’s best to check with the country to verify which documents will need to be Apostilled at their different governmental levels.
The proper preparation of business Apostilles is quite complex and should only be done by a service provider who is experienced in the Apostille process. A Business Formation Apostille is a very important document. Incorrect processing can result in unnecessary delays as well as wasted time and money. Our office has the expertise to ensure all your important business documents are Apostilled correctly the first time.