Do you need to apostille your US or international passport?
Are you planning to open a bank account in another country and they have asked you to apostille your passport? Have you been asked to confirm your identity in a foreign country? Are you planning to purchase a home or deal with an inheritance? Are you planning to do business in a foreign country?
We can apostille all international and US passports for countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention and for countries who are not (AKA: Legalization process). For example, Russia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.
How does my passport get an apostille?
In order to apostille your passport, the color copy must first be signed and notarized. The notary will confirm your identity and the state will confirm the notary’s identity and attach the state apostille. Pleas mail in the original signed and notarized color copy.
Note: If you are in a foreign country, you will need to visit the local US Embassy or US Consulate office. Please contact us if you are in a foreign country for specific instructions.
If you are physically located in the U.S., please follow the three simple steps below. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm.
Step 1: Make a color copy of your passport. Typically, this is the page with your picture and information. Some countries may request that you color copy all of the pages.
Step 2: Meet with a local notary public. You can find a notary public near you by searching online “Notary Near Me”. Also, most UPS stores have a notary public on staff.
Step 3: Sign and notarize your document. You will be attesting to the color copy of your passport. You can write the following statement, “I certify this is a true copy of my US passport #ABCD1234”. Please sign under your statement and date it. The notary will then sign, date, stamp and add the proper notarial wording for their state. Please be sure your signature matches the signature on the passport.
Note: Some states allow notaries to certify a color copy of your passport but we recommend that you follow the steps outlined in #3.
Step 4: Mail in your original signed and notarized passport to our office with our order forms. Do NOT mail in your original passport.
That’s it! Once we receive your notarized document with our order forms, we’ll obtain the state apostille and send it back to you by FedEx. It’s that simple.
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!