Consulate Attestation

What does it mean to attest a document at a Consulate office?

Most countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention do not require Consulate attestation.  The exception to this rule is India, Spain, and Italy.  These three countries may require your documents to be legalized through the Consulate after the State has attached the apostille.  If you are sending in your documents to any of the three countries just mentioned, we recommend that you contact the Consulate once you receive your documents back from us.

International Apostille Services, Inc. can only assist you with the apostille service for countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.  For non-members, we can assist you with the entire legalization process (State, US Department of State, and Embassy or Consulate office).

For countries who not members of the Hague Apostille Convention, the process of authenticating documents is called “The Legalization Process”.  Depending on the State your documents originate from and the Country requesting your documents, your documents may require State, US Department of State, and Embassy or Consulate office.

For example, if you need to attest your California birth certificate for the UAE, your certificate will need to be certified by the State, US Department of State, and the UAE Embassy.  Effectively, this is known as the Legalization Process.

In order to determine what steps are required, we recommend that you contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday-Friday from 8am to 7pm.

The process of legalizing and attesting documents for another country can be confusing and time-consuming.  Many of our clients contact us after they have tried to legalize their own documents.  Clients who decide to start the process on their own usually find out that their documents were processed incorrectly.

Certifying and legalizing documents for another country can be challenging! Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the authentication 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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US Legalization – Attestation, Legalization, Certification

Embassy and Consulate LegalizationDo you need US Legalization services for your documents?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of certifying and legalizing your documents.  We can certify and legalize documents destined for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention. Certifying and legalizing documents for non-member countries require State, US Department of State (if required), and select Consulate and Embassy offices.

In the State of California, we regularly certify and legalize documents through select Consulate offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  These consulates include Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Qatar.  Attesting documents from these countries require several steps to complete.  For Example, the countries of Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Guatemala, and Indonesia require only California State certification and Consulate legalization.  The countries of Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Qatar require California State, US Department of State, and Consulate legalization.  Some countries like Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, require State, US Department of State, and Embassy legalization.

We can certify and legalize your documents for over 70 countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma MyanmarBurundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory CoastCuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, JamaicaJordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, MauritaniaMorocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, QatarRwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, TajikistanTanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, VietnamYemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available to answer your questions including emailing you the instructions, cost, and order forms.  Once you receive the instructions and order forms, go ahead and mail in your document to our office for processing.  Please note that we have nine offices throughout the United States which covers all 50 State and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.).

Let us take the hassle out of certifying and legalizing your documents.  Call us at 1-888-810-4054 today.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document apostille, certification, and legalization services in the United States. We can process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.

Embassy and Consulate Legalization

International Apostille ServicesAt International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of legalizing your documents at select Embassy and Consulate offices.

If the country requesting your documents is not a party to the Hague Apostille Convention, then your documents will require additional steps to complete.  The additional steps can include US Department of State certification in Washington, D.C. and Embassy or Consulate legalization.

As the leading document certification company in America, we can certify and legalize your document from all 50 States, the US Federal Government, and select Embassy and Consulate offices throughout the United States.

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff can answer your questions Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instruction.  Once we receive your documents, we’ll rush them to State and Government offices.  Our processing time is as fast as two business days and we do provide FedEx 1-2 day return shipping at no additional cost.

State and Consulate Legalization

We can certify and legalize documents for the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar,Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory CoastCuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica,Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, MauritaniaMorocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar,Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, TajikistanTanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Vietnam,Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Common documents we can certify and legalize are:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decree
  • Single Status Affidavit
  • Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Driver License
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Authorization Letter
  • Travel Consent Letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certification of Origin
  • Corporate Power of Attorney
  • Commercial Invoice

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in certification and legalization services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.  We can also legalize your documents through select Embassy and Consulate offices.  Call us at 1-888-810-4054 today.

Click to download our California Apostille order form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.