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Getting a Car Title Apostille

Do you wish to move to another country with your favorite car? Are you planning to sell your automobile to someone who lives in a foreign nation? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may require a vehicle Apostille. Because each US state (that issued your original automotive paperwork) has its unique Apostille requirements, you will be able to acquire your car Apostille through the Secretary of State or Federal Apostille (Secretary of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.).

How to get a Car Title Apostille

While some nations, such as the United Kingdom, may just demand a notarized duplicate of your original automobile paperwork, others, such as Italy, may require authentic Apostilled Car Titles. So, depending on where your automobile is heading in the globe, you can ask us to make a notarized copy or Apostille the original paperwork.

Automobiles aren't the only vehicles that need an Apostille to be sold or transported to another nation. All other forms of road transportation, such as car titles, truck titles, motorcycle titles, and so on, follow the same procedure.

American Apostille & Notary Services can obtain Apostille all of these kinds, such as:

  • Car Titles

  • Truck Titles

  • Motorcycle Titles

It's crucial to note that each automobile Apostille must be signed and notarized before it can be processed further (reselling or moving to another country). To begin the Apostille procedure, you must first visit with a local notary who will copy certify your paperwork - but, you may only do so in the state that originally issued your automobile documentation. After that, you'll need to send the document to us for Apostille. It's critical that you get a notary who is experienced. Any mistakes or delays caused by incorrect notarization will result in the state rejecting the document, costing you time and money.

In order to obtain notarization and a vehicle Apostille, you must perform one of the following for each scenario that applies to your situation:

1. Your Vehicle was Stolen and Found

If your car was stolen and later discovered in another country, such as Mexico, you will need to establish that you are the only owner of the vehicle. You will need to visit your local notary with a colored copy of your automobile title to complete this process. It's also crucial to verify that you own the recovered car and that the color duplicate is an exact replica of the original paperwork in your possession. This is mostly a sworn document used to establish ownership. As an example, consider the following sentence:

‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original car title and that I am the owner of the vehicle recovered’.

2. You've Decided to Sell Your Car

If you're selling your automobile to a foreign buyer, you'll need to meet with a local notary who will witness your signing of the contract. A color copy of the automobile title must be made by either the notary or you, and the notary will attach a document called "Copy Certification."

3. Your Automobile is Being Exported

The procedure is same if you are an expat who wants to travel with your vehicle or just wish to register your automobile in a foreign nation. You must present a colored copy of your automobile title to a public notary in your state and certify to your ownership of the vehicle. A statement like this might be used as an example:

‘I confirm that I am the owner of this car and that this is a correct duplicate of the original title in my possession.'

Additionally, you must demonstrate one of the following:

You own the car and want to export it to a foreign country for personal use;

the seller has sold the car to you and you need to register it in the foreign country

*Whichever reason you have for needing a car Apostille, once you've notarized the document, you'll need to mail it in to us for an Apostille.

To obtain an Apostille for a Car Title near you, contact American Apostille & Notary Services. Feel free to email me at or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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