If you need an apostille/notary and live in Nassau County, Long Island, NY, Apostille International can quickly authenticate and legalize your personal or corporate documents.
New York has one of our highest demands for apostilles in the U.S. The apostille certification requirement was established by the Hague Convention of 1961, which created a standardized process for documents to be recognized in foreign countries.
An apostille is a certificate that authenticates a document so that it can legally be used in another country. While it doesn’t validate the document’s content, an apostille authenticates the signature of the public official who signed the document.
If an American is seeking Italian dual citizenship, for example, they must provide a variety of vital records—like birth and death certificates—along with their citizenship application. To be considered legally valid in Italy, these records must be apostilled.
The Hague Convention of 1961 established the requirement for apostille certification. It made important documents legal and recognizable in foreign countries and standardized a process for doing so. Legal documents issued in one nation can be made legal in another country that also signed the convention.
An apostille certificate authorizes the party that has signed the document and verifies the authenticity of the seal on the document. Obtaining an apostille can take time, but knowing the right process can streamline the process.
Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificates
These are official documents issued by a government authority. A birth certificate records the birth of a person, a marriage certificate documents a marriage between two individuals, and a death certificate is a record of a person’s death. They are often used for legal, personal identification, and administrative purposes.
A diploma is a document issued by an educational institution, like a school or university, that certifies the completion of a particular course of study. Transcripts are detailed records of a student’s academic performance, listing courses taken, grades, and degrees earned.
This is an official document permitting a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles, such as a motorcycle, car, truck, or bus on a public road. It’s commonly used as a form of personal identification.
A U.S. passport is a travel document issued by the United States government to its citizens. It is used for international travel and also serves as proof of U.S. citizenship.
These are communications from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. These letters can include notifications about tax returns, owed taxes, refunds, and other tax-related information.
These letters are from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and can pertain to various aspects of social security benefits, including eligibility, benefits amount, and changes to benefits.
An FBI background check involves searching through the FBI’s database to find any criminal history or other relevant security information about an individual. It’s often required for certain jobs, security clearances, and other official purposes.
These are official documents prepared by police following an investigation or incident. They can include details about crimes, accidents, or other incidents that the police have responded to or investigated.
This is a legal document that allows one person (the principal) to designate another person (the agent or attorney-in-fact) to make decisions on their behalf. This can include financial, legal, and health-related decisions.
These letters provide official confirmation of an individual’s income. They can be issued by employers, government agencies, or other organizations and are often used for loan applications, housing, or other financial matters.
These are communications from a retirement benefits provider, often a government agency or private company, detailing the status, changes, or details of an individual’s retirement benefits.
U.S.-based corporations can also register invoices, IRS certifications, articles of incorporation, a certificate of good standing, and other documents with an apostille.
Note that in order for your document(s) to be authenticated, it must be original, and it must have been signed by a state official or a county clerk.
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