Embassy Legalization Services
If you are heading to a country that is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, your documents should be certified and legalized by the Embassy. This process is called Embassy legalization. An apostille is never processed for use in non-member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention, and while apostille processing is generally a straightforward and uncomplicated process, Embassy Legalization is a more complex procedure.
New York Apostille
New York is the only state that requires County Clerk-issued documents to also be certified by the County Clerk, which makes a New York apostille certification unique in its way. There are 62 counties in the state of New York.
China Embassy Legalization
Do your documents need to be legalized through the Embassy of China in the United States? Multichoice Apostille offers document legalization services through the Chinese Embassy. Our services include Embassy legalization, attestation, authentication, and certification.
Are you heading to another country to work or study? Were you asked to obtain an apostille on your Diploma? Before your Diploma can be submitted for an apostille, it should be signed and notarized by the Registrar first. If your University, College, Trade School, or High School does not have an in-house notary public, you should bring a mobile notary public to your school to meet with the Registrar.
Apostille on Certificate of Non-Impediment for Marriage
A Certificate of Non-Impediment for Marriage is a document confirming that the City Clerk’s Office does not possess any information that would impede you from getting a Marriage License. If you plan to get married in another country, be prepared to provide a Certificate of Non-Impediment for Marriage.
FBI Background Check Apostille
If you don’t have a copy of an FBI background check yet, you need to contact an FBI Channeler or the FBI directly. Please let us know if you need help locating a reliable FBI Channeler. If you have the results of you FBI background check in your possession and they were done within the past 90 days you can mail your FBI report to our office for receiving an apostille. A background check does not need to be notarized.
What is an Apostille?
An apostille is a special certificate utilized to authenticate documents for use in member countries of the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. An apostille serves as a formal validation of a notarized document issued abroad to be recognized as credible in another country. An apostille is a separate page attached to your original document to certify its authenticity. An apostille is issued by the Secretary of State office in the same state that issued a document.
Power of Attorney Apostille
An apostille on a Power of Attorney is required when one has a business or personal matter in a member-country of the Hague Apostille Convention. An apostilled Power of Attorney is a document delegating your business/personal matters to a trusted individual abroad, so that you don’t need to travel to that country yourself. For example, if you need to sell your property in Mexico but can’t travel there to deal with the sale yourself, you can appoint a family member or another individual to handle the sale on your behalf.
Car Title Apostille
A Car Title must be signed and notarized before it can receive an apostille. If you are located in the United States and plan to sell your vehicle to a buyer in another country, you will need to visit a notary public and ask for notarization of a signature on your Car Title first. If you need an apostille for purposes other than selling your car, a color copy of your Car Title may be sufficient if it is notarized by a notary public.
Death Certificate Apostille
If your family member passed away abroad, to settle his/her estate and/or inheritance in a foreign country an apostilled Death Certificate is required. You will also need to obtain an apostille on a Death Certificate for transporting the remains of a deceased internationally, or for re-marriage.