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Florida Apostille Services
in Greater Boca Raton, Florida and Surrounding Areas
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS AN APOSTILLE?
An Apostille certifies a document to be used internationally. Apostilles are issued for countries that are party to the Hague (Apostille) Convention. Authentications are issued for countries that are not party to the Hague (Apostille) convention.
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN APOSTILLE FOR MY DOCUMENT(S)?
Only the Secretary of State or U.S. Department of State can issue an Apostille/Authentication.
WHAT DOES YOUR APOSTILLE SERVICE DO?
We provide Apostille and Authentication Services. We answer the question "Apostille near me?" We help you obtain apostilles for your documents quickly and efficiently. Navigating government processes can be daunting. We simplify the apostille process to avoid document rejections giving you peace of mind. You provide your documents(s) to us, we review and submit your document(s) for government processing, then we return the completed Apostille and document(s) to you. We mainly serve the South Florida area: West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the surrounding areas, but we also apostille documents throughout the 50 states and US territories.
OUR APOSTILLE PROCESS
We ask a series of questions to determine next steps. Photos of your documents will be required for review prior to pickup, mailing or drop off to us. After review, we will schedule pickup of your documents for apostille processing or provide the address for mail in or drop off. Updates will be provided to you on the status of your documents throughout the apostille process. Once we receive the apostilled documents, we will review for quality. After review, we will contact you to schedule a meeting to receive the apostilled documents or notify that the apostilled documents are ready for pickup.
WHAT IS THE HAGUE CONVENTION?
The mission of the Hague Convention is "the increasing harmonization of the standards of private international law." There are 91 member states and the European Union. Additionally, non-member states have signed or become contracting parties to certain Hague conventions that has increased the Hague's global reach to over 150 countries.
WHAT IS THE (HAGUE) APOSTILLE CONVENTION?
The (HAGUE) Apostille Convention abolishes the requirement of Legalization of foreign public documents. Countries (Hague or Non-Hague) that have adopted this convention have a streamlined process of acceptance of documents among each other.
COUNTRIES THAT HAVE ADOPTED THE (HAGUE) APOSTILLE CONVENTION
Albania Andorra Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Canada Chile China
Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia European Union Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Honduras Hungary Iceland India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua North Macedonia Norway Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Sweden Switzerland Thailand Tunisia Türkiye Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Viet Nam Zambia
Subject to change
COUNTRIES THAT HAVE NOT ADOPTED THE (HAGUE) APOSTILLE CONVENTION
Those not listed among the "Countries that have adopted the (HAGUE) Apostille Convention."
Subject to change
CAN I SUBMIT DOCUMENT COPIES FOR APOSTILLE?
No. All documents submitted must be original documents. You must ensure that the documents are clean and clear, and do not contain any smudges, rips, tears, etc.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN APOSTIILE, AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Please review our home page "Free Quote" and Online Order Form for cost and approximate service times.
EXPEDITED AND EXPRESS SERVICE GUARANTEES
We make every effort to deliver apostilled documents by the deadline given. Due to possible changes in governmental procedures and unforeseen shipment delays from shipping carriers (UPS, USPS, Fedex, etc.), we are unable to guarantee service times.
DO YOU NOTARIZE AS WELL?
Yes. If you select our concierge service or add the notarize option to your order, we will provide a Notary to notarize your document.
I AM LEAVING THE COUNTRY. DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes. We will forward documents internationally upon completion. You will need to provide the complete destination information prior to your departure or provide a representative to assist with this request. Shipping charges will be billed separately.
I'M UNABLE TO COMPLETE MY ORDER ONLINE. DO YOU HAVE AN ORDER FORM?
Yes, you can download the manual order form. Complete the form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need an order form emailed to you, please email us at email@example.com.
I NEED AN APOSTILLE AND I HAVE DOCUMENTS FOR MULTIPLE STATES, CAN YOU HELP?
Yes. Please note the document types and corresponding states as you complete your online order or on the manual order form.
ARE APOSTILLE CERTIFICATIONS DONE ON THE SPOT?
No. We are unable to complete the request on the spot.
WHAT PAYMENT TYPES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We all accept major credit cards.
HOW DO I RECEIVE A REFUND?
Orders cannot be cancelled after document submission. Documents will not be released without full payment. If Order is placed and documents not submitted, customer may request cancellation within 15 days of order submission. In this case, a refund will be issued minus 15% administrative fee.
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, WHO DO I CONTACT?
You can contact us any time during normal business hours 9am-6pm M-F. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-208-2128.