A Federal Apostille is a type of International Certification provided by the U.S Department of State on documents issued by federal agencies (like FBI Background Checks), documents signed by American Consular officers, or notarized by Military notaries. Documents destined for use in Hague Convention countries require an Apostille.
US Department of State Apostille is needed for all documents that will be used outside the United States in a country part of the Hague Convention. The US Department of State will only Apostille documents that have been issued by a federal agency such as the FBI, EPA, USDA, SSA, etc. After being Apostilled by the US Department of State the document is ready to be used in that country.
We can physically present documents to the US Department of State, making the process faster and more secure than mailing them in yourself. Currently the US Department of State walk-in service is taking an average of 3-4 business days for any document to be Apostilled. They are open to the public Monday- Friday from 8am-9am (closed on all federal holidays).
We know how important and time-sensitive these documents are to you. That is why Elite Documents treats each document we receive with the utmost care and personal attention. We strive to achieve the highest level of customer service and maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
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If the country you will use your documents is not part of the Hague Convention (Non-Apostille) your documents will need to undergo the Authentication/Embassy Legalization processthough the U.S Department of State in Washington D.C and the attestation at the Embassy or Consulate. We service all types of documents and every country. Let us know how we can help you.