For public document recognition abroad, notarization is an important step before actual apostille or legalization. Often it is needed to provide certified true copies or notarized originals with certified (notarized) translations if the language of the document is not English. Contact Us if you have questions about notary requirements specific to your documents. We can guide you and make recommendations throughout the process.
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Things to Keep in Mind
Bureaucratic changes occur frequently.
Each embassy or consulate has its own rules and hours of operation, and most require certification requests to be accompanied by specific documentation. Civic and religious observances (for instance, Ramadan in majority Islamic jurisdictions) can affect the speed with which transactions are handled.
Each country also has its own standards of proof. China, for example, requires the driver’s license of the person requesting the service as evidence when applying for document legalization.
How to Increase Your Chances of Fastest Possible Approval
Legalization and authentication can be very time-consuming processes, and requests for apostille, while easier, still brings its own set of demands. To increase your chances of success, be sure to do the following:
- Have the right information. Gather complete contact information and signature requirements for the Secretary of State and other Agencies ahead of time. All certifications must include a legible signature of the official’s name, title, and seal of the agency.
- Anticipate delays. Plan ahead and allow ample turnaround time for any request.
Our experienced specialists at Valley Apostille understand that everyone’s situation is unique and will work closely with you to ensure that all your documents receive the proper certification and are handled safely, accurately and in a timely manner.