What does apostille stamp mean?
An apostille stamp is a long form certificate issued and attached by the Secretary of State that authenticated the official who has signed your document. The State will verify the originality of the document by searching for the signature, embossment, and key security features on the document to prevent fraud.
How long does it take to legalize a document?
Processing Documents This service takes a minimum of 4 – 5 working days and there is no express service or special exceptions. The Embassy cannot give any update about the progress of your legalisation by phone.
What does Apostille mean?
Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.
How do I get an apostille stamp UK?
To order an apostille certificate simply print our order form and send the document to the address provided on the form with the correct payment. We will arrange for the document to be issued with the official apostille certificate and apostille stamp before returning the apostilled documents back to you.
How long does it take to get Apostille stamp?
Where do I get authentication documents?
Aside from the DFA’s main consular office in Macapagal Boulevard, Parañaque City, applications for authentication of documents are now being processed at DFA NCR-Northeast (Ali Mall), DFA NCR-East (SM Megamall), DFA NCR-West (SM Manila) and DFA NCR-South (Metro Gaisano Alabang).
How do you legalize a document in the US?
As what is being legalized is actually the signature and stamp or seal of a public official, the first step for a private document is to notarize an individual’s signature on the document. Since a notary is a public official, their signature and seal can then be authenticated and legalized.