Are you in need of a reliable service to obtain an Apostille for your documents? Do you or a client have a document that falls within one of the categories below that needs to be authenticated? BLS can assist with the whole process, from notarizing to requesting an Apostille for documents from any state in the USA to getting the documents in your hands. This process may not be difficult, but it can be time consuming. Let BLS handle your authentication needs so you can spend your time more efficiently.
Documents that can be certified by member countries
- Administrative documents
- Court documents
- Notarial documents
- Official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity
Common documents that require Apostille
- Corporate documents (Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Dissolution, Certificates of Good Standing, etc.)
- Financial statements
- Powers of attorney
- Copy of driver license or passport
- State certificates (Birth, Death, Marriage, etc.)
What is an Apostille?
After a convention held in The Hague, Netherlands, on October 5, 1961, 108 countries became members of an international treaty called the Apostille Convention. According to this treaty, certain documents issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory country members.
The United States has been a member of this treaty since 1981.
An Apostille is an international certification comparable to a notarization in domestic law. It certifies the signature, the capacity of the signer, and the seal or stamp it bears.