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Rai’s Apostille Service

We provide an easy method to Apostille a broad range of documents for use in foreign countries. You can expect a multitude of streamlined and all-inclusive services, quickly saving you time and money.

When it comes to document Apostille authentication, certification, and embassy or consulate legalization, Rai’s Apostille Service is the trusted agency to handle pivotal documents for international use. Expect quick and efficient document authentication through all 50 US states, the Secretary of D.C., and the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. We are also a registered service provider with the Secretary of State-Authentications, Apostilles, and Certificates. Our team can address any apostille requirements, application process questions, regulations, qualifications, laws, and concerns that you may have about apostilling documents or the legalization process. Each document will be reviewed to ensure all the information is correctly filled in. We will let you know of any discrepancies. Call us now.

At Rai’s Apostille Service, we believe in providing a speedy and easy way to get your documents legalized for international use. We are the leader in document retrieval, apostille, and embassy legalization services with 11 years of experience. We can process personal and corporate documents issued from all 50 states.

Our mission is to help people and companies get documents legalized as quickly, cost-effectively, and painlessly as possible. Our experienced staff is trained to handle your documents in a secure and confidential manner, giving you the satisfaction of a trusted professional. We understand that these are valuable documents, and you want to know they are in safe hands. We are here to help you 24/7, saving you the hassle of knowing the requirements of different government agencies.

What is an Apostille?

An apostille is a type of authentication issued by a government agency, such as the US Department of State or the Secretary of State, certifying your personal and commercial documents. This certification is often necessary for documents that are intended for use in foreign countries. The apostille ensures that the document is recognized as a legal and valid document in the foreign country.

The importance of an apostille cannot be overstated, especially for individuals who need to use public documents, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and academic transcripts, for official purposes in a foreign country. Without an apostille, these documents may not be recognized as legitimate, which can cause significant problems.

An apostille is also important for individuals who are looking to get married in a foreign country. Most countries require a valid marriage certificate, and if the certificate does not have an apostille, the marriage may not be recognized as legal. This can cause significant problems, especially if the couple needs to apply for a visa or citizenship in the foreign country.

In addition, an apostille is important for businesses that operate internationally. Many countries require businesses to provide documents such as articles of incorporation or a certificate of good standing to conduct business in their jurisdiction. Without an apostille, these documents may not be recognized as legitimate, which can cause significant problems for the business.

Furthermore, an apostille is essential for legal documents, such as power of attorney, wills, and contracts. These documents often need to be recognized as legally binding in foreign countries, and an apostille is necessary to ensure that the document is recognized as valid and enforceable.

Official papers or certificates that may require an apostille certificate to be attached are:

  • Diplomas
  • Marriage certificates
  • Birth certificates
  • Criminal background checks
  • Commercial documents
  • Business agreements
  • FDA, IRS, Certificate to Foreign Government, or other Federal Government issued documents

Apostille — Secretary of State:

  • Personal and Commercial documents
  • Obtained in 2-3 business days and costs $65 all inclusive (for DC Secretary of State apostille)
  • Diplomas, Transcripts, Powers of Attorney, Company Agreements
  • Birth and Marriage certificates (only applicable for certain states, please contact us for more info)

Apostille — US Department of State:

  • Documents issued by US Federal agencies
  • FBI Background checks, IRS documents, Certificates to Foreign Governments, Naturalization documents

Whether you are an individual or a business, it is important to understand the significance of an apostille and to ensure that your public documents have the necessary authentication for use in foreign countries.

There are Different Types of Apostilles

We obtain Apostilles on your personal and commercial documents by submitting them to the Secretary of State offices or to the US Department of State in Washington DC. If you don’t want to deal with the trouble of learning a particular government office’s requirements or worry about missing something and potentially delaying your certifications, we’re here to make the process as easy as sending us your documents and simply waiting to receive the completed Apostille or Authentication. Our process is as efficient as it gets. Let us take care of the hassle while you continue to manage your other personal or business matters.

Apostille or Authentication: How to Determine Your Country Category

Depending on which country your document needs to be presented in, it will fall in one of the two categories below:

Apostille Service Process:

Apostille is a French word meaning certification. It is a one-page certificate issued by authorities at the state or Federal level validating the seal and signature of the official on the document. The certificate contains a seal by the Secretary of State or the US Department of State where applicable.

As per the Hague Convention of 1961, there is a list of countries which require a document to go through the Apostille process prior to being presented. If your document falls under the Apostille process, we will obtain the Secretary of State Apostille certification or the US Department of State Apostille in Washington DC, depending on the type of document.

Document Authentication Process:

For countries which are not signatories to the Hague Convention of 1961, documents are required to go through the authentication process certifying the authenticity of the document before being presented in the country of use.

Although the first steps are similar to the Apostille process, the authentication process does require an additional step of Embassy Legalization by the Embassy of the country in which the document will be presented. After obtaining the US Department of State certification, we will present your document to the Embassy of the respective country to obtain their authentication stamp. This will be the final step, completing the process.

Apostille Services California

You may book one of our mobile notary services and we can then process your notarized document for apostille. You may also opt to email your completed order form to receive a FedEx label where you will send your document for our team to work on.

If these options don’t work for you because you’re out of the state or country, reach out to us. We can still give you a FedEx label where you’ll mail your unnotarized papers or those that do not contain a public official’s signature. Those will be attested as a true copy by our team and we will meet all the other steps necessary to complete the apostille.

Apostille for 50 States

Do you need to obtain an Apostille Certificate from another state for your document that originated from any of the 50 U.S. states? We can apostille documents issued from all 50 U.S. States, the Secretary of D.C., and the U.S. Federal Government. Individuals and corporations entrust our team with their most important legal documents.

Our fast and reliable apostille services can get your documents authenticated for use in all Hague countries. We offer the best service-time-price combination to expedite the process of authenticating documents quickly.

US Department of State Service

Apostille Certificates are issued under a Convention of the Hague Conference and shall be recognized in over 60 member states. But many non-member states also recognize the Apostille Certificate and seal. If your document was issued in the USA and you need to use it in a country that is also a party of the Convention, you will need an apostille at the U.S. Department of State.

Entrust this complex procedure to our experts! Our team has varied experience in the U.S. legalization procedures. We are also knowledgeable of the requirements of foreign receiving agencies. Our goal is to make sure your documents will be accepted in the country of intended use.

Apostille Services by States

With our expedited process, Rai’s Apostille Service can get your document apostilled as soon as possible. We offer complete, end-to-end services for obtaining quick U.S. apostille certifications, U.S. Department of State authentications, and foreign embassy legalization.

We are available in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming