Why Should You Use Professional Services for Your Documents?

Authentication services are some of the most complex and confusing requirements for travel, employment, adoption, marriage, and other interactions with other countries. While in the United States you can request official documentation or get other documents notarized, more is required in order for the authenticity of those documents to be recognized in other countries. The goal of authenticating documents is to show other countries that documents you present without any interaction or involvement from that other country were drawn up properly, have all of details to make it legitimate, and are authentic. This eliminates the need for you to get legal copies of the documents in the United States and then spend extra time in the other country having those documents legalized.

While it is possible to get the proper authentication, legalization, or Apostille for all your documents on your own and submit them to the other country independently, this can be a confusing, frustrating, and exceedingly time-consuming experience. Instead, you can turn to our authentication and legalization services to guide you through the entire process and ensure you handle each step properly.

Some of the benefits of getting in touch with us when you need documents authenticated include:

  • Unlike in the United States where verification and legalization of documents is simple and straightforward because you have few options, the needs of different countries varies. How your documents need to be verified varies depending on the country where you intend to travel, seek education or employment, adopt, claim an inheritance, marry, or perform other activities. If you do not understand which form of legalization is necessary, you could waste a tremendous amount of time trying to get the wrong type. Instead, let us explain the difference between Apostille and authentication as well as attestation and legalization so you know which is right for your needs
  • You do not need to take the time or go through the effort of researching the regulations and requirements of State, Federal, and Foreign Embassy departments. Because we are experts we understand all of the steps of the process and can go through them efficiently to ensure you do not miss any important details
  • Because we are located in Washington, D.C., requesting authentication services from US Department of State and Foreign Embassies is much faster than if you needed to send them from somewhere else. We are able to actually go to these locations in person and hasten the process
  • You do not need to know anything about the process other than what documents you need and when they need to be turned in to the other country. All you need to do is mail in your documents along with your request and we will take care of the rest of it for you.

Get in touch with us to find out more about our services  and how we can make the entire process smoother, faster, and less stressful. Our knowledgeable staff can put your mind at ease and let you focus on the other aspects of going on vacation or relocating to another country.

Understanding Document Authentication in Your Situation

Documentation is a reality of life and a critical part of many transactions and decisions. Within the United States it is relatively easy and straightforward to get the documents you need and ensure they are authentic. If you intend of using your personal, commercial, or legal documents in other countries, however, you have to go through additional steps to verify their legality and authenticity. Unfortunately, this process can get complex, confusing, and time-consuming, making it something you should definitely not leave until the last minute. If you plan on traveling to another country in the near future for business or academic purposes, will be getting married in another country, or are going to relocate to another country for the foreseeable future, it is essential you start getting your documents in place as soon as possible so you do not encounter problems that could cause your trip to be delayed.

One of the most important things to realize about the verification of documents is that not all situations are the same and the needs of each country are not the same. This means you need to carefully evaluate where you will be traveling to and why you are traveling so you know that you are getting the properly verification. For example, you need to know the difference between Department of State authentication, Embassy legalization, and Apostille certificates and when they are applicable so you know how to proceed.

To make the entire process easier, we offer document legalization services customized to your specific needs. Instead of you trying to figure out what type of verification you need, how to process the documents, and when to turn in your requests, you can trust our licensed and experienced professionals to handle every step of the process. You simply order your document authentication services and let us handle the rest. Because we understand the processes we are able to tell you whether you need an Apostille stamp or authentication based on your destination country and then how to put in these requests. We will guide you through every step of the process and handle most of it in an expedited manner without you having to do any of it so all you need to do is keep planning your trip.

Here are some of the situations in which you will need document authentication:

  • If you are relocating to another country for temporary or permanent residence
  • If you are seeking employment in another country or plan on starting a business in another country and need to show experience
  • If you plan on teaching English as a Second Language in a foreign school
  • If you need to verify your role as Power of Attorney while in another country
  • If you need to show a will or other document in order to settle the estate of a deceased loved one in another country
  • If you plan on going to school in another country and need to show your transcripts, diploma, or degree to transfer credits and gain admittance into the program
  • If you are planning on marrying in another country and need to show your birth certificate or the birth certificates of your children for visa and residence purposes.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to ask any questions so that we can clarify the entire process for you. We can help you understand the purpose of legalization of documents, guide you through determining which documents you may need, and tell you what documents you need to get from which departments and organizations so you can start the process. Let us make sure you are ready for your trip in plenty of time so you can just relax and handle the other aspects of planning.

Prepare for Your Move to the UAE with Document Legalization

Planning a move to the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is exciting, but it is not as simple as packing a suitcase, hopping on a plane, and heading on to your new life. Unlike moving to another city, another state, or even some other countries, you must obtain legal documentation before gaining permission to move to the UAE. This document authentication is not always easy and can be time-consuming. Using our authentication services streamlines the process so you can feel confident you are ready for the next chapter in your life.

Knowing what documents are needed when moving to the UAE is the first step in getting everything in place to make your big move. Whether you plan to live in the UAE temporarily or this is a change for the long term, you need the proper document legalization.

Necessary documents include:

  • Resident visa
  • Family visa if you are traveling with your parents, spouse, or children
  • Passport – be aware that there are limitations as to who is permitted to enter the UAE and that they may deny you entrance if your passport shows entrance into some countries.
  • Health card obtained after a medical test

When you are ready to obtain the documents you need for your travel, get in touch with us so we can simplify and expedite legalization of documents for UAE emigration. Tell us the country where you are planning to move so we can explain all of the document requirements and ensure you meet the qualifications for the particular documents you need. We also provide a timeline to ensure you meet your document needs before your planned move date.

The primary goal behind our services is to simplify the process of getting your documents authenticated and your visa processed so you can obtain these documents faster. We do this by bringing your travel documents to the embassy of your intended destination and dropping them off personally rather than mailing them. We then pick them up and verify the visa to ensure you are ready to go.

In a Panic to Get an Apostille for Your Documents? Fret No More!

Moving from any country can be quite an ordeal. Along with all the usual issues, one also has to deal with the entire process of getting all their documents verified through the relevant authorities for document legalization purposes. Often, US citizens are working in another country, and then for whatever reason, they may need to move to yet another country. Even in this case, their documents must again be verified through the US Department of State. Living in Brazil and need to get an apostille on a diploma? Well, you are in for a world of pain.

Apostille Documents

People living in a country that is part of The Hague Legalization Treaty may find themselves needing apostille documents on an urgent basis from time to time. This can lead to a state of panic since apostilles for certain documents can only be acquired from the US State Department. What if you need that apostille on a diploma by the next few days? There is pretty much no way you can mail your documents to the State Department, get them apostilled, and receive them back, all within the span of a few days.

Employ an Apostille Service

The answer exists these days in the form of apostille services. Various service providers, including yours truly, offer the service to perform all the grunt work pertaining to the document legalization to get apostille documents. Once the process is complete, the apostilled documents are delivered right to your door. No reason to panic anymore if you need to get an apostille on an urgent basis, no matter which part of the world you’re located in.

Expedited Process

Compared to the time taken for the process to be completed in general, we at US Authentication Services ensure swift and timely processing of the apostille for all your documents. Being in the field for a number of years, we have developed a stellar reputation for making timely delivery of client documents, complete with apostille certificates. Situated in Washington DC, we carry your documents by hand to the State Department in order to protect your trust and get the process done in an expedited manner. The time taken to perform the service is always a major factor for clients choosing us over the rest of the many apostille services operating in the US today.

Whether you need an apostille certificate for your documents on an urgent basis and thus need to go for an apostille service, or you are an expat currently in another country and need to get apostilles; at US Authentication Services, we have developed a solid portfolio of various services successfully performed for clients from all over the world. Trust and reliability have always remained hallmarks with our service, so the safety and privacy of your apostille documents is ensured. Over the years, a number of customers who are satisfied with our services have submitted glowing testimonials, further cementing our reputation.

“I have received back the documents. Thank you very much for the impeccable service provided in a fast, efficient and safe mode. Appreciate your assistance in procuring the apostille to the 24 federal certificates. Very truly yours, Jose-Maria C, California”