Powers of attorney. Affidavits. Consents.
 
How do you prepare a power of attorney, a consent, an affidavit for foreign use? Does it have to be original? Does it have to be notarized? Is an apostille required? Here are the general guidelines...
 
notaryapostille acceptable Your document must have an original signature.
apostille acceptable Your document must have a date.
apostille acceptable There must be no corrections or blanks.
apostille acceptable The signature(s) must be properly notarized* by a New York notary public.
apostille acceptable The document may be in a foreign language, no translation is required. The notary's statement must be in English.
 
To make sure your document is eligible, email a copy for a free evaluation.

Prices, processing time, order form

Send the original notarized document to us, and we will get an apostille or embassy legalization.

price 4New York apostille: $125 (FedEx Express Saver within the U.S. is included).
Processing time: 3 bus. days*.
Embassy legalization: $375** ($275 each add. document)
Processing time: depends on the embassy.
FedEx (standard overnight): $25
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Western Europe and South America: $90
* If the notary public is qualified in New York, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond county. Documents from other counties ususally take longer (5-9 bus. days).
* Most embassies. Please call for an instant quote.
 
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your documents. Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue, Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Check if your document is properly notarized:

apostille acceptable General 3The signature of the Notary Public must be original. It must exactly match the sample signature filed with the office of the County Clerk in the county where the notary public is qualified.

apostille acceptable The notary's stamp must indicate the notary's name, license number, the name of the county where the notary is qualified, and the expiration date of the notary's license. If the notary does not have an ink stamp, the above information must be printed or typed in black ink.

apostille acceptable The notary must include a Certificate of acknowledgment or Jurat basically of the following form:

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 ...

 

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 ...

 


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