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We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.

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Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers, and Zelle (646) 267-1140.

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.) is included in the price. FedEx (2nd day, within the U.S.): $20, FedEx (standard overnight): $30. We ship internationally. FedEx International to most countries is $75 (FedEx to Eastern Europe and South America is $115).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.

Why can a notarized document be rejected?

There are many reasons why a notarized document can be rejected by the county clerk's office. Here are the three most common reasons:

(1) The notarization is missing the venue

State of New York    )
                                 ) ss.:
County of . . . . . . .    )

(2) The notarization is missing acknowledgment or jurat. Below are sample New York State acknowledgment and jurat.

Sample Certificate of Acknowledgment:

State of New York    )
                                 ) ss.:
County of . . . . . . .    )

On the . . . . . . day of . . . . . . in the year 20 . .  . . before me, the undersigned, personally appeared . . . . . ., personally known to me or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the individual(s) whose name(s) is (are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies),

_______________         [Notary stamp] 
Notary Signature     

[Notary's name]               Date:

Notary Public, State of New York

Registration.....

Qualified in ....... County

My commission expires ...

Sample Jurat

State of New York    )
                                 ) ss.:
County of . . . . . . .    )

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ........ day of ........, 20 ......

_______________        [Notary stamp]
Notary Signature     

[Notary's name]               Date:

Notary Public, State of New York

Registration.....

Qualified in ....... County

My commission expires ...

(3) The signature of the notary is different as compared to the sample signature filed with the county clerk's office. Please tell the notary that your document is intended for a New York apostille, and will be taken to the county clerk's office.

Notaries public are commissioned in their counties of residence. The county clerk  maintains a record of the commission and sample signature. The public may then access this record and verify the “official” signature of the notary at the county clerk’s office. However, the signature of the notary can be verified only if it looks the same as the sample signature. The county clerk actually compares the signatures. In some counties the image of the signature is in the computer (Kings county), other counties (including NYC, Nassau and many others) still use the old fashioned card system.

The above three reasons for failure to complete the first step of the apostille procedure are not all-inclusive. There are many more. Please email your document for a free evaluation, and we will tell you if your document is properly notarized and qualifies for a New York apostille or embassy legalization.