Apostilling a document means to certify its validity so it can be used outside of the United States—for example, for immigration purposes. It has to have the seal and signature of the custodian of the record to be valid, who will be a Pennsylvania official or a Pennsylvania notary public.
A few documents will have to be notarized before they can be apostilled. This includes diplomas and criminal records.
To get a document apostilled, it must be the original or a certified copy. Photocopies won’t be considered acceptable and will be sent back to you.
Our expert apostille services in Allentown can take you through the apostille process in the state of Pennsylvania. Apostilling a document can be a stressful process, and sometimes it’s better to leave it the pros to ensure that there are no hiccups.
Documents you might need to get apostilled—and that we can help with—might include:
Our expert apostille in Allentown can also help with the retrieval of some documents if you’re struggling to get ahold of the original or a certified copy. If you’re having trouble finding them, speak to us and we can advise you on if we can retrieve it and the timeline to expect.
You can drop your document off at the Department of State or mail it to them and they can apostille it for you. However, you need to make sure you’ve checked out the requirements to avoid rejections and delays.
For that reason, it can be a better idea to get in contact with an expert first to take the stress and errors out of the process.
Our apostille in Allentown, PA has experience with both retrieving documents and seeing them through the apostille process, and would be happy to help.
Contact us today to start the process and we’ll figure out the best way to get you what you need.