What is an apostille and where do I get one?

An “apostille” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961. A list of countries that accept apostilles is provided by the US State Department.

If the country of intended use does not participate in the Hague Convention, documents being sent to that country can be “authenticated” or “certified”.

The Office of the Secretary of State provides apostille and authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on documents that will be used overseas. Types of documents include corporate documents such as company bylaws and articles of incorporation, power of attorney, diplomas, transcripts, letters relating to degrees, marital status, references and job certifications, home studies, deeds of assignments, distributorship agreements, papers for adoption purposes, etc. The U.S. State Department provides general information about document authentications and apostilles under the Hague Convention of 1961 .

How can Seals on Wheels Notary help me obtain Apostilles?

We make the process easy. We come and (if applicable) notarize your documents at your home, business or any other location convenient for you. Or if you prefer, you can visit one of our designated locations. Our notaries are all licensed and bonded. We can also have your documents translated and certified. Vital documents such as birth, death and marriage certificates can be securely scanned/emailed or texted to us for translation. We then take your documents and complete the entire process of obtaining the apostille. This includes all required forms, government fees, etc. We can have your apostilled documents back to you as soon as 24 hours during regular business days.

Why choose Seals on Wheels Notary over other competitors?

Notary related services and Apostilles are our specialty. Too often we find that clients are calling us because other notaries incorrectly notarized their important documents which in turn resulted in the rejection of these documents by the Secretary of State. We have found that many notaries are often doing notary work as a “side job” in addition to other jobs such as income taxes and insurances services. This often results in a lack of procedural knowledge on behalf of that notary or “sloppy” work.

Other services rely on an “online” platform which requires cumbersome (and often unnecessary) steps to have your documents apostilled. Some services require that you upload your documents which often contain sensitive information. Furthermore, these services often require you to ship documents back and forth. You can easily identify these services which often advertise misleading low teaser rates.

Seals on Wheels provides you the ability to bundle all these services and save money! Remember, there is no need to visit different locations or utilize different services. This often results in one vendor blaming the other for errors, more fees, and delays. We take care of it all. The following are just some of our specialty areas:

  • International Power of Attorneys, Affidavits, and Real Estate Documents.
  • International/Overseas Marriage Documents
  • Department of Justice, FBI Clearance and other Security Related Documents
  • School / University Diplomas, Certificates and Transcripts
  • International Corporate Documents
  • Adoption Related Documents
  • And much more…

Let our team of professional notaries come to your home or business and handle your important internationally bound documents. We will take care of it all! We translate, notarize, and apostille all your documents in the comfort of your own home or business.

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