Texas Apostille provides express legal document filing services. Their apostilling service allows for documents to be apostilled at the Texas Secretary of State, United States Department of State, or U.S. foreign embassy or consulate office within just a few days. Documents are usually processed for a fee. We also offer a fast turnaround service for those who need their documents apostilled urgently.
Documents destined for use in countries that do not participate in the Hague Convention
The Hague Apostille Convention provides a standard of authentication for foreign documents. When a document is intended for use in a country not a member of the Hague Convention, it requires authentication by a Hague Convention member state. A document issued by a Hague Convention member state may be accepted as authentic in the United States, but its use in the other country may require additional legalization. Documents from a non-member state may not be accepted by some governments.
Apostilles can be issued by all 50 states as well as by the US Department of State. The Hague Apostille Convention, ratified in 1961, simplified the process of legalization. The apostille is an internationally recognized document authentication that allows the document to be used legally in countries that are not members of the Hague Convention. Apostilles and certificates are valid in all Hague-convention countries.
Documents that must be apostilled
Before you can get an apostille, you need to be sure your document is legitimate. This process requires you to submit your original document and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Texas Secretary of State’s Corporations Section. The Secretary of State will then issue you an apostille – and you’ll need to pay a small fee of $15. If you have a Texas-issued document, you’ll need to have it notarized in the same state.
The Texas Secretary of State’s Authentications Unit can apostille documents within 1-2 days. To process your document, you must submit a certified copy along with the original. You’ll also need to pay a small fee, which includes a postage-paid envelope for the documents. The fee is $15 per document. You can also pay by credit card, but be aware that there may be additional fees.
If you need to get a document authenticated in another country, you will need to apostille it in Texas. However, this service will cost you money. If you are getting a document authenticated for business purposes, you will need to make sure that the document was notarized by a Texas Notary Public. The cost of apostilling a document in Texas is $355 for a single document and $1,545 for five. The process can take anywhere from two to three days, depending on how busy you are.
To save money, consider using an international apostille company. These companies are likely to mark up the prices to cover the cost of middlemen. And, because they’re not located in Texas, they need to mark up the price to make up for the time and money. This is another reason why apostille companies in Texas are expensive. If you need a certificate apostilled for a document that’s in Texas, you might want to use an Austin apostille company instead.
Obtaining an Apostille in Texas can be done by a notary public, district judge, or motor vehicle custodian of records. Similarly, if you have recently issued certified copies, you can submit them to an Authentications Unit. To appoint a Texas notary public, you need to submit the following items. You must also provide an original document or certified copy, and pay the Apostille fee of $15.
The document must be a recent certified copy of a birth or death certificate, issued by the clerk of the county where the event occurred. Likewise, marriage and divorce decrees must have been signed by a district judge or clerk of the court. In addition, if the document is notarized, the notary must be a notary public in Texas. Those requirements can be found on the official website of the Texas Secretary of State.
Offices that offer apostille service
The Texas Secretary of State’s Authentications Section can apostille documents. It takes one to two days to process the documents. You must submit the original document and a certified copy of the same in order to obtain an Apostille. You can also choose to pay for the service in person. The service costs $15 per document and may require multiple pages. You may be asked to provide a credit card number and pay with it.
The Secretary of State issues two types of apostilles and certifications. Certifications are used in countries that are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention. You can request an apostille through the mail or in person at one of their offices. You must include an original document with a self-addressed envelope. The Texas Secretary of State will issue the apostille, which is legal for use in those countries. You must pay a $15 fee for the apostille.