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Obtaining an Apostille for the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, which requires an apostille from the Secretary of State for any official document headed for this nation.

The Hague Apostille Convention's goal is to simplify the process of "authenticating" documents for global acceptance. An apostille verifies the signature of the official who signed your documents (for example, a state official, a county clerk, a notary public, or a judge from the Superior Court).

The most common documents we can apostille for Dominican Republic are:

  • Birth Certificates

  • Marriage Certificates

  • Death Certificates

  • Divorce Decree

  • Single Status Affidavit

  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)

  • FBI Apostille for Dominican Republic

  • Power of Attorney

  • Notarized Documents

  • Copy of Passport

  • Copy of Driver License

  • Transcripts

  • Diplomas

  • Authorization Letter

  • Travel Consent Letter

  • Articles of Incorporation

  • Certificate of Good Standing

  • Certification of Free Sale

  • Certification of Origin

  • Corporate Power of Attorney

  • Commercial Invoice

Only papers originating in or notarized in the United States can be apostilled or notarized by American Apostille & Notary Services. If your documents are from the Dominican Republic, you will need to contact the appropriate responsible official in that nation for assistance.

There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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