Do you need to apostille your Proof of Residency?
Are you attempted to obtain a long term Visa or dual citizenship in a country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention?
Have you been asked to apostille your utility bill (Water & Power), gas bill, phone bill, driver’s license, passport, and/or signed affidavits to prove that you reside in the United States? The countries that typically request these documents are: India, South Korea, China, Austria, Greece, and Switzerland. Please note that there are over 117 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.
In order to apostille your documents, they must be signed and notarized. If you are unsure of what type of documents you need to apostille, please ask the people/country requesting your documents. Please note that certain documents need to be apostilled in the state the document is issued. For example, a California driver’s license must be signed and notarized in California. Also, vital record documents (birth, marriage, death, etc…) can only be apostilled in the state of issue. Vital records documents are not notarized.
Obtaining an apostille on a proof of residency documents 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!