The alternative method to Authenticating documents is called Embassy legalization. This process is used for the countries that choose not to be members of the Hague Convention. Those countries don’t accept or recognize an Apostille. Since they don’t accept Apostilles you will need to have your documents go through the embassy legalization process instead. This means the documents will have to be certified by the highest levels of the Government prior to being certified by the respective Embassies in the country of origin.
What Does the Embassy Legalization Process Include?
In most cases documents that require Embassy Legalization need to be notarized by a solicitor notary or public notary, as well as authentication from the Secretary of State, or the US State Department. The type of document that needs to be legalized is going to dictate whether it needs authentication from the at the State level by the Offices of the Secretary of State prior to being submitted to the US State Department Office of Authentications. Once this has been deciphered, then the document needs to be viewed by the embassy in the country of origin. The process of obtaining this type of legalization can be very complicated. This is due to the fact that each foreign country may have specific requirements for supporting documentation, fees and procedures
Let the Professionals Handle All of the Hard Work
We recommend that let the professionals handle all the hard work on your behalf. They can also give you the professional advice you need concerning the steps required to legalize your documents. Since they know more about the process they are also able to accelerate the legalization procedure giving you both peace of mind and speedy service. They can provide you with unique expert services that save you valuable time and money.