What is an Apostille?
As an International traveler, you may need an apostille on your documents. An Apostille is a legal certificate that verifies the authenticity of your documents and allows them to be used in foreign countries. The Apostille process can be confusing and time-consuming but we at Boston Apostille Services have made it simple for you! Our certified notary public will come to you and take care of all the paperwork so that you can enjoy your vacation or business trip without worrying about this extra step in the process. An apostille is a certificate issued by a designated authority such as the U.S. Department of State or the Secretary of State certifying your personal and commercial documents. Official papers or certificates that may require an apostille certificate to be attached are:
- Marriage certificates
- Birth certificates
- Criminal background checks
- Commercial documents
- Business agreements
- FDA, IRS, Certificate to Foreign Government or other Federal Government issued documents
Apostille Service In All 50 States:
- Personal and Commercial documents
- Obtained in 2-5 business days and costs $129.95 all inclusive (for MA 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)
U.S Department of State Authentication:
- Documents issued by US Federal agencies
- State Department processing time cannot be guaranteed due to COVID-19-related closures of walk-in services FBI Background checks, IRS documents, Certificates to Foreign governments, Naturalization documents
- FBI Background checks, IRS documents, Certificates to Foreign Governments, Naturalization documents
How to get an apostille in Massachusetts?
To apostille, a document in Massachusetts, the country where it will be presented must be part of the Hague Convention. If the country of destination is not part of the Convention, the process used is Legalization. If you want to apostille a document you have two options, you can apostille yourself document by going to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country, or hire the service of a notary to do it for you. If you want to save time or the process seems difficult, you can always hire our company to get the job done right and for a reasonable fee.