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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? Can it be notarized remotely? 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.
 
In the State of New York the authentication of documents such as powers of attorney, affidavits, authorizations, consents is a three step process. First, your signature on the document needs to be notarized. Then, the signature of the notary needs to be authenticated by the County Clerk's office in the county where the notary is commissioned. And only then, the document is submitted to the Secretary of State who either attaches an apostille (if the country of intended use joined the Hague Apostille Convention) or a foreign certification (if the document is intended for a non-Hague country).

If your document was singed and notarized in a different state, an apostille should be obtained from that state. For example, if you signed the power of attorney in California, it can only be apostilled in California.

In order to get an apostille for your power of attorney, you will need to mail the original notarized power of attorney to our office for processing. Emailed copies are not eligible for New York apostilles.

Remotely notarized powers of attorneys cannot be apostilled because the original signatures of both the signer and the notary are required for apostille purposes.

You could save significant amount of time, if you email a copy of your notarized document to us for a free evaluation. We will check if the notary is active (in good standing), if the document has been notarized properly, and will advise if any corrections are needed. 

New York apostille: price, processing time, order form

Send the notarized document to us by mail.
NYS apostille: price, processing time, order form

price 4New York apostille: $175

USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.): free
You will find more shipping options in the Order Form

Processing time: currently 1-1,5 weeks + mail

order form 3Please complete the Order Form and mail it with your original document(s) to

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

If you are sending your document(s) from a foreign country, please use FedEx, DHL or TNT, and email the tracking number so that we can watch for your package.

175 apostille 1No hidden fees.

Our guarantee: If we are unable to get your documents apostilled or legalized, we issue a 100% refund, we do not keep any service fees.

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Want to double check? Email a copy of your notarized document for a free evaluation

For apostille purposes the contents of the document is not important. What's important is the notarization: we will check if the notary is in good standing and if the notarization has all required elements (venue, jurat, acknowledgment, etc.)

What does a New York apostille look like?

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Request a sample POA from the country of intended use

General 6We strongly recommend to obtain a sample power of attorney from the country of intended use, tailor it to your needs, and then sign, have it notarized and apostilled. For example, if your power of attorney is intended for Mexico, a Mexican attorney should draft the document for you (either in Spanish or in English, or both). For apostille purposes, the State of New York allows documents in foreign languages, provided that the notarial statement (acknowledgment or jurat) (see below) is in English. Please note that, for apostille purposes, in a Spanish document the words "notario publico" are not allowed by most County Clerks in the State of New York.

Email a copy of your notarized power of attorney for a free evaluation.

What does a "proper notarization" mean?

Please note that for apostille purposes the contents of the document is not important. What is important is the way the document is notarized. We will check if the notary public who notarized your power of attoney, authorization, affidavit or consent is active (in good standing) and whether the document was notarized properly.

Make sure the notary follows the requirements:

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. This is important because if the notary's signature on the document does not match the sample signature on file with the County Clerk's office, the document will be rejected.

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:

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 ...

 

Frequently asked questions about New York apostilles for POAs and other notarized documents

Are electronically notarized powers of attorney eligible for apostilles?

question answerNo. The State of New York does not apostille remotely (electronically) notarized powers of attorney. The signatures of the signer and the notary need to be original.

Can a notarized copy of a power of attorney be apostilled?

question answerNo. The signature of the signer and the notary public must be original.

 

Is it possible to check if the notary public who notarized the document is in good standing?

Can a power of attorney be in a foreign language? Or is the translation required?

question answerThe document can be in a foreign language. The notary's statement (acknowledgment or jurat) must be in English.

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
Email: ForeignDocumentsExpress@gmail.com

 

 
         

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