We can legalize your documents through select Embassy offices in Washington, D.C. and Consulate offices in Los Angeles, CA.
All State issued and/or notarized documents require California Secretary of State certification prior to being submitted to the U.S. Department of State in D.C. for certification. These steps are required for most countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention.
Common document we receive are…
- Birth Certificates
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Divorce Decree
- Criminal Background Checks (Police, Sheriff, Department of Justice)
- Diploma & Transcripts (Middle, High School, College, University)
- Corporate Documents (Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Free Sale, etc..)
- Powers of Attorney
- Copy of Driver License or Passport
- and more!
Please note that we can only help you with documents originating and/or notarized from the United States. If you are currently not in the United States, please Contact Us. An notary at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office can also help you in notarizing your documents.
The following countries are NOT members of the Hague Apostille Convention and will require your documents to be legalized at their Embassy or Consulate office:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Here is an illustration to help explain the process better:
Legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the legalization 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!