Do you have a document issued or notarized by the local Chamber of Commerce that requires an apostille?
From our experience, only a handful of documents will require the Chamber of Commerce to issue and/or notarize.
These documents include:
- Certificate of Origin
- Commercial Invoice
- Certificate of Free Sale
A certificate of Free Sale can be issued by the Company, Chamber of Commerce, State office, and Federal Government. It’s important to find out who will issue this document. For some documents, the FDA can issue the Certificate of Free sale.
If you are planning to export goods into another country, you will be required to provide the necessary paperwork (Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice).
The most common countries to request these type of documents are: Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Vietnam, and Iran.
Note: If the country requesting your documents is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, then all your documents require is the State apostille. Hague Apostille Member Countries
The requirements for every country is unique. Some countries will request your documents to be notarized by the local Chamber of Commerce while others only require a company representative to sign the documents in front of a notary public. Some countries will request the documents to be authenticated by the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce while another will ask for the documents to be authenticated through a designated law office in Washington, D.C.
In order to understand the requirements of the country, the first step is to contact our office. It’s important to have your documents with you when you call. Also, we will need to know the value of your commercial invoice.
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Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
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