Sometimes clients request notaries to process college degrees with apostilles and also a certified copy of the apostilled document, which is illegal. Only a Principal or Registrar can officially sign and notarize educational documents. Degrees are apostilled by signing and notarizing a letter that is attached to the actual degree. Both documents should have the raised seal from the institute issuing it.
Global Apostille makes it much easier to get your documents legalized, certified, or to obtain an attestation. Our staff is experienced in these matters and are available 5 days a week to guide you through the legalization process and answer any questions you may have.
The United States has not designated an authority to recognize foreign degrees and other types of qualifications. Therefore, there are three entities that are often regarded as competent authorities for reviewing and recognition matters
Documents that are not composed in English may need to be translated before they can be notarized. The notary will need to witness the translation of the documents along with the translator’s signing of the documents. Both versions of the document will then be submitted for an apostille.
There are many types of documents that can be submitted for an Apostille. Some of these documents include proof of residency, doctor/employer authorizations, and other non-governmental papers. These documents may need special preparations such as notarization to be eligible for an Apostille.