Apostille, the French word for “certification,” is a process that legalizes documents to verify their authenticity and ensure they are valid internationally. An apostilled document is recognized in any Hague Convention member state. To proceed, the document must:
Most countries accept apostilles of a scanned photocopy, provided the original is damaged, does not have the appropriate signature, and was issued over 10 years ago. Using a photocopy is advised if you need the apostille within 24 hours.
In the case of a birth, death, marriage, or divorce record, an apostille on Long Island, NY, will certify your document that was issued by a registrar or town clerk in the city, town, or village where the event occurred. These documents must also have the signature of the Director of Vital Records.
An apostille is required for a wide range of documents for acceptance in foreign countries. In addition to the records mentioned above, these include:
If you need an apostille on Long Island, we can process documents for a wide range of legal transactions. Whether you’re looking to obtain dual citizenship or a visa, study or work abroad, or grant a person in another country power of attorney, we can work with you. Are you considering doing business in another country or retiring to one? Apostille International can help in these cases as well.
To request our Standard Service, in which documents are processed in 2-3 business days, or Express Service for same-day or 24-hour processing, contact our apostille on Long Island, NY. Request a quote or call 631-557-0715 today!