US Department of State Authentication

US Federal ApostilleThe U.S. Department of State office of authentications is located in Washington, D.C.  This government office handles the processing of documents for foreign countries who are and who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

The U.S. Department of State issues both certificates and Apostilles. The determination of which certificate is issued is based on the country in which the document will be used.  Countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention, will receive an apostille.  For countries who are not members, a certificate will be attached.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille from the U.S. Department of State.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff have years of experience processing all types of Federal documents through this office.  These documents include: FBI background checks, Social Security letters, IRS form 6166, and more!

This short video will help explain the process:

The very first step is to contact our Washington DC apostille office. Our trained and knowledgeable are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Once we receive your documents, we will submit them to the US Department of State the next business morning.

Apostilles 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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