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Apostille Services for International Documents

When traveling internationally to Hague convention countries with documents, you may require an apostille to authenticate them. Luckily, in addition to mailbox rentals, we can also provide you with an apostille in NYC.

What is an Apostille?

An apostille is a form used to authenticate documents. It is a certificate issued by a designated authority like Mailbox Rentals USA which is made to authenticate any document that is issued by a public authority, including but not limited to birth certificates, court orders, transcripts, and diplomas. Apostilles were designed to simplify the authentication of documents in specific countries.

Where is an Apostille Recognized?

Apostilles are recognized by countries participating in the Hague Convention of 1961. The Hague convention officially abolished the requirement of legalizing foreign public documents, making the authentication process much simpler.

As of 2017, there are 113 countries where an apostille will be accepted. This list is easily found on many government websites so that you can check if you need to get an apostille in NYC, or if you need more formal legalization.

When is an Apostille Required?

An apostille in NYC is required to authenticate the seals and signatures of public authorities when using documents in foreign countries. This includes notarized documents as well.

If the country the documents will be used in is not a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, you will need more formal legalization before bringing your documents into the country. Be sure to check the status of the country you will be traveling to or from to ensure that an apostille will suffice.

How to Get an Apostille

Within the US there are certain recognized authorities who can provide an apostille. Which organizations you go to will depend on the type of document you need to authenticate.

Mailbox Rentals USA provides apostille as well as notary services at reasonable rates. Our services are efficient, so you can get everything done in a timely fashion as well. We can even provide witnesses if you require them. Contact us today for more information about our apostille and notary services.