No. Apostilles may vary in design, size and color as well as in any additional elements, from state to state.
It is a legal way to show to someone that a signature on a document is certified.
Practically any document issued within recent years (varies by state) can be apostilled/authenticated. Here are examples of documents that are signed by the following officials and that are commonly apostilled:
- County Clerks
- State Officials
- Notaries Public
Personal Documents that can be authenticated include:
- Marriage Licenses
- Divorce agreements and Decree
- Birth Certificates, Marriage and Death Certificates
- Adoption papers
- Certificate of Naturalization
Business and Corporate Documents include:
- Articles and Certificate of Incorporation
- Various Company Authorization letters
- Power of Attorney
- Sale Certificates
- Business Letter of Invitation
Please click here to find a complete list of documents
Yes, we can assist in ordering certified copies of documents, whenever it is permitted. You can also order certificates of birth, marriage, divorce or death from most U.S. states on Vitalcheck.com and indicate our office address where the copies will be delivered. Not all states will allow shipping to a third party, in which case, you will need to indicate your mailing address and forward the documents to us once you receive them.
Global Apostille provides apostille certification and document authentication for the documents issued in the United States for use in foreign countries. If you need to apostille documents, please inquire about our apostille services. We help apostille documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, FBI background checks and many more. Global Apostille is your source for apostille USA!
Please visit How to Apostille page to find this information or click on the links below to read about each document.
- How to Apostille a Power of Attorney?
- How to Apostille a Driver’s License?
- How to Apostille a Diploma?
- How to Apostille a School Transcript?
- How to Apostille a Birth Certificate?
- How to Apostille a Death Certificate?
- How to Apostille a Marriage Certificate?
- How to Apostille a Divorce Decree?
- How to Apostille a Single Status Affidavit?
- How to Apostille a Background Check?
- How to Apostille a Social Security letter?
- How to Apostille a U.S. Passport?
- How to Apostille a Travel Consent Form?
- How to Apostille a U.S. Federal Government Document?
- How to Apostille a U.S. Corporate Document?
- How to Apostille a Car Title – DMV Record?
If the birth certificate is issued by an official authority of the state where the birth took place (for example, the department of vital statistics, state registrar, etc.) and has an official seal, then usually no additional certifications are required (exceptions exist for certian states). However, prior to sending us the original document, we advise you to scan/take a photo of it front and back and email it to us for review so we can make sure the document has proper signature(s) and seal(s). Please visit Our Services page and follow instructions to begin the process of making your birth certificate legal in a foreign country.
No. That is a special signature guarantee for the transfer of securities and is provided by financial institutions.
You will need to request the background check directly through FBI. Once you receive the letter from FBI, follow instructions on Our Services page.
No. Do not remove the authentication or apostille certificate once it's attached. Removal will make the apostille/certificate invalid. Mail us the entire document once again and we will process it accordingly.
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Please see our Terms and Conditions here.
If you decide to cancel your request, please contact us in writing (by fax or email) to cancel it. If we have not started processing it, we will refund 100% minus the shipping charges if we ship your documents back to you. If we have begun the process, we will not be able to issue a refund or it can be issued partially (depending on how many services you have requested). To view our Terms and Conditions, please click here.
We will only refund your fee if:
1. You contact us in writing (by fax or email) to cancel the request before we begin processing it. We will refund 100% minus the shipping charges if we ship your documents back to you.
2. If your document is rejected an apostille due to our error.
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We recommend that you do not mail your documents via regular First Class mail. Please send your documents using a more secure method via USPS Priority Mail, UPS, DHL or FedEx.
Please use our mailing address:
3855 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 300
Norcross, GA, 30092 USA
Please contact us during business hours 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except on major U.S. holidays.):
- By using the web form to send us a message on the right side of the screen or on Contact Us page (preferred).
- By phone: 770-447-0360 (please leave a message in case you are not able to reach us)
- By fax: 770-447-0790
- By scheduling an appointment at our office.
Yes, we ship documents abroad. We prefer using DHL for shipping abroad and can provide you an estimated cost once we know the exact address in the foreign country. If you prefer another mail carrier (FedEx, UPS or USPS Priority), we can use them upon your request.
You can also provide us a “pre-paid” delivery service shipping label to use (not a label with an account number).
- Global Apostille is not to be held responsible for loss or delays caused by Express services such as UPS, US Mail Service, FedEx, DHL or other delivery services.
- Global Apostille is not responsible for delays at the Secretary of State due to holidays, early closures or weather delays.
- Global Apostille is not responsible for errors of the Secretary of State.
There is no refund if your documents are rejected by the Secretary of State. Full charges will apply for second attempts to process your documents.