Does your US-issued document need to be used in a foreign country?*
See the list of documents, which can be authenticated with a U.S. Apostille or with a U.S. Department of State Apostille.
* Apostille is not valid if used anywhere within the United States of America, US territories, or possessions. If your document will be used only in the United States, you need to contact the authorities that issued the document or your local government to get information on additional certification required for the use of your document in the U.S.
Complete the easy steps below and we will help you get your document legalized:
Step 1. Provide details about your document
- Is this document an original or a certified copy?
- If yes, proceed to Step 2.
- If no, you will first have to procure an original or a certified copy to continue the legalization process.
Step 2. Provide a place of issue of the document
Was the document issued in one of the 50 U.S. States or the District of Columbia, and has an official stamp/seal of the issuing authority?
- If yes, then proceed to U.S. Apostille page and follow instructions on that page.
- If no:
- Was your document issued by the U.S. Federal government? If you answered yes, go to U.S. Department of State Apostille page and follow instructions there.
- Was your document (corporate or personal document) signed and notarized by a licensed notary public?
- If yes, proceed to U.S. Apostille page and follow instructions there.
- If no, you will first need to have the document signed and notarized by a licensed notary public.