International Authentication of Documents

If you are a citizen of another country, are married to a foreign citizen or are traveling to a foreign country for business or personal purposes you may be required to provide legal or regulatory documents to the local authorities.  Most countries will require that you prove that your documents are valid and authentic.  We can assist you in obtaining international authentication of important documents that originated in the United States.



The following countries are parties to the Hague Apostille Treaty.  With very few exceptions, all of those countries will respect any document issued by any governmental office with the United States as long as that document is has an attached Apostille.  We can assist you authenticating documents that originated in the United States for any of these countries by acquiring Apostilles from any of the fifty United States. When necessary, we can also obtain Apostilles from the U.S. Department of State, the FBI and the District of Columbia.


Hague Apostille Countries:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Cooks Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela



Consular Certifications:

Many countries are not members of the Hague Apostille Treaty.  Those countries almost always require certification by their Consulate in the United States.  Some also require a U.S. State Department Authentication.  We can obtain Consular Certifications and, when necessary, U.S. State Department Authentications.


Non-Hague Apostille Countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast , Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagacar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Chris Robinson, Legal Document Guy, can assist you in getting Apostilles, International Authentification of Documents and Consular Certifications. Give him a call at 562-547-3255 or contact him here.