Document Legalization

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Avail of our exclusively curated “Special NYC Services” that include:
  • Document Translations
  • Apostille
  • FBI Criminal Background Checks

This means we have you covered for all country-specific documentation formalities. Since each case is unique, we offer this service on a case-to-case basis.

Here’s a sample list of special documentation cases beyond Travel Visa, eVisa, Passport, and immigration services.

  • Academic Certificates
  • Business Contracts
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • Export Certificates
  • Religious Documents
  • Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates
  • Documents from British Overseas Territories

If you need any of these services + if you are a resident of NYC, email us at info@a1visas.com.

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Document Legalization

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Frequently Asked Questions

Document authentication is to certify the validity of the signature on a legal document, the authority of the signature on the document, and identify the stamp or seal on the said document.

Common documents that need authentication are:

  • Birth, marriage, and divorce certificates
  • Background checks
  • Educational documents/ certificates
  • Incorporation certificates for corporations
  • Personal or Corporate legal documents

Legalization is the process of authenticating or certifying a document such that it is legally acceptable in a foreign country. Consular/Embassy legalization of documents is required for documents used in countries not part of the Hague Convention.

Few example of documents that require legalization are:

  • State generated documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Bylaws
  • Birth, Death certifcates
  • United States Patent & Trademark documents
  • Good standing certificates
  • Certified charter documents

Typically it depends on the type of documents that needs to be legalized. Usually, it takes 3 – 5 days to get the documents legalized.

Notarizing a document adds an extra layer of security by requiring a witness to verify the signer’s identity. A witness is a government-authorized person known as a notary public who attests that the signer is not signing under duress and that they are aware of the contents of the document they are signing.

A few examples of documents that need notarization are:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Passport applications
  • Mortgage documents
  • Trust certifications
  • Life and annuity claims
  • Spousal consent
  • Lien release
  • Acknowledgments
  • Affidavits
  • Deeds
  • Waivers

Apostille is the legalization of document/s for use under the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The countries participating in The Hague agreed they would accept an apostille from the Secretary of State showing the document’s validity.

A few examples of documents that needs apostille are:

  • Birth certificates
  • Court orders
  • Document issued by a federal agency
  • Document certified by a U.S. or foreign consul.

A notary is a government-authorized individual that verifies the legal validity of a document’s signatures. Notarization ensures that the document is legally accepted within the U.S. The power of notarization is at the state level.

An Apostille is a document that verifies that the signatures and seals within a document are legally valid and accepted by the countries participating in The Hague Treaty.

An Apostille is an international certification accepted by the countries participating in The Hague Treaty.

Consular/Embassy legalization of documents is required for documents used in countries not part of the Hague Convention.

To learn more about our process or use our document authentication services, or if you have other questions, Please email or contact us now!