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Your apostille/legalization project (personal documents)

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Country of Intended Use

The country where the document will be used determines the type of legalization needed.

 

- Apostilles* are for documents used in countries that joined the Hague Apostille Convention.

- Embassy legalization** is for countries that do not participate in the Hague Apostille Convention.

 

Select country of intended use *
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* An Apostille is an authentication of a public document issued pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an Apostille. The Apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country. If the country did not join the Hague Apostille convention, your document(s) will require embassy/consulate legalization.

** If the country did not join the Hague Apostille convention, your document(s) will require embassy/consulate legalization.

Albania flag

Albania is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Albania requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Albania joined the Hague Apostille Convention on May 9, 2004.

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U.S. documents intended for use in Algeria require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

Depending on the state where your document(s) originated, they will be legalized either by the Consulate General of Algeria in New York or Embassy of Algeria in Washinton DC.

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Andorra flag

Andorra is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Andorra requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Andorra joined the Hague Apostille Convention on December 31, 1996.

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Antigua and Barbuda flag

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Antigua and Barbuda requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Antigua and Barbuda joined the Hague Apostille Convention on November 1, 1981.

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Argentina flag

Argentina is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Argentina requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Argentina joined the Hague Apostille Convention on February 18, 1988.

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Armenia flag

Armenia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Armenia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Armenia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on August 14, 1994.

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Australia flag

Australia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Australia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Australia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 16, 1995.

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Austria flag

Austria is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Austria requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Austria joined the Hague Apostille Convention on January 13, 1968.

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Azerbaijan flag

Azerbaijan is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Azerbaijan requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Azerbaijan joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 2, 2005.

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Bahamas flag

Bahamas is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in the Bahamas requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Bahamas joined the Hague Apostille Convention on July 10, 1973.

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Bahrain flag

Bahrain is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Bahrain requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Bahrain joined the Hague Apostille Convention on December 31, 2013.

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Bangladesh flag

U.S. documents intended for use in Bangladesh require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

If your documents originated from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, they will be legalized by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York.

Documents originating from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona are under the juridiction of Consulate General of Bangladesh in Los Angeles.

Documents originating from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina are under jurisdiction of Consulate General of Bangladesh in Miami, Florida.

All other states are under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC.

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Barbados flag

Barbados is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Barbados requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Barbados joined the Hague Apostille Convention on November 30, 1966.

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Belarus flag

Belarus is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Belarus requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Belarus joined the Hague Apostille Convention on May 31, 1992.

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Belgium flag

Belgium is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Belgium requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Belgium joined the Hague Apostille Convention on February 9, 1976.

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Belize flag

Belize is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Belize requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Belize joined the Hague Apostille Convention on April 11, 1993.

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Bolivia flag

Bolivia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Bolivia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Bolivia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on May 7, 2018.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina flag

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Bosnia and Herzegovina requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Bosnia and Herzegovina joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 6, 1992.

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Brazil flag

Brazil is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Brazil requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Brazil joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 14, 2016.

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Bulgaria flag

Bulgaria is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Bulgaria requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Bulgaria joined the Hague Apostille Convention on April 29, 2001.

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U.S. documents intended for use in Cambodia require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

 

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Canada flag

U.S. documents intended for use in Canada require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

Canada did not join the Hague Apostille Convention. However, many receiving agencies in Canada accept HAGUE APOSTILLES.

Please inquire at the receiving Canadian organization what kind of legalization they need, Embassy or Apostille. 

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Chile flag

Chile is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Chile requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Chile joined the Hague Apostille Convention on August 30, 2016.

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China flag

U.S. documents intended for use in China (mainland) require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

Depending on the state where the document(s) originated, they are legalized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington DC or by one of the Consulates (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Houston)

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colombia flag

Colombia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Colombia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Colombia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on January 1, 2001.

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Costa Rica flag

Costa Rica is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Costa Rica requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Costa Rica joined the Hague Apostille Convention on July 14, 2011.

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Croatia flag

Croatia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Croatia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Croatia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on October 8, 1991.

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Cyprus flag

Cyprus is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Cyprus requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Cyprus joined the Hague Apostille Convention on April 30, 1973.

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Czech Republic flag

Czech Republic is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in the Czech Republic requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Czech Republic joined the Hague Apostille Convention on March 16, 1999.

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Denmark flag

Denmark is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Denmark requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE

No embassy legalization is required.

Denmark joined the Hague Apostille Convention on December 29, 2006.

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Dominican Republic flag

Dominican Republic is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in the Dominican Republic requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  No embassy legalization is required. 

Dominican Republic joined the Hague Apostille Convention on August 30, 2009.

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Ecuador flag

Ecuador is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Ecuador requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  

No embassy legalization is required. 

Ecuador joined the Hague Apostille Convention on April 2, 2005.

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Egypt flag

U.S. documents intended for use in Egypt require EMBASSY / CONSULATE LEGALIZATION.

Depending on the state where the document(s) originated, they are legalized by the Embassy of Egypt in Washington DC or by one of the Consulates (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Houston)

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El Salvador is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in El Salvador requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  

No embassy legalization is required. 

El Salvador joined the Hague Apostille Convention on May 31, 1996.

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Estonia flag

Estonia is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Estonia requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  

No embassy legalization is required. 

Estonia joined the Hague Apostille Convention on September 30, 2001.

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Ethiopia flag

U.S. documents intended for use in Ethiopia require EMBASSY LEGALIZATION.

 

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Fiji flag

Fiji is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Fiji requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  

No embassy legalization is required. 

Fiji joined the Hague Apostille Convention on October 10, 1970.

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Finland flag

Finland is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention

It means that any U.S. document intended for use in Finland requires a HAGUE APOSTILLE.  

No embassy legalization is required. 

Finland joined the Hague Apostille Convention on August 26, 1985.

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Is Your Document Eligible for Legalization?

Here are the general guidelines for personal documents from all U.S. states and for federal documents.

Please select your document and the state where the document originated. 

 

- For federal documents (e.g. FBI background check, Form 6166 U.S. residency certification) select "federal". 

- For notarized documents (e.g. Power of Attorney, copies of IDs, diplomas, etc.) select the state where the notary public is qualified.

- For vital records (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificate) select the state where the certificate was issued.

 
Your document *
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Florida birth certificate: apostille/legalization requirements  H5

Florida birth certificate: apostille/legalization requirementsH4 

 

 

(1) Your birth certificate must be original. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

(2) Your birth certificate has to be signed by the current State Registrar Ken Jones, or by one of the former State Registrars: C. Meade Grigg, Oliver Board, Edward Williams, Charles Mahan.

(3) Birth certificates issued by local Florida Health Departments are not eligible.

(4) Birth certificates signed by Deputies State Registrar are not eligible.

Florida issues two types of birth certificates: Certification of birth (also called "computer copy") and Certificate of Live Birth (also called a "photocopy"). Both contain an embossed seal incorporated into the safety paper. Please note that Certification of birth is considered a short form birth certificate. A Certificate of LIve Birth (photocopy) is a photocopy of the actual birth certificate and has a lot more information. Please contact the Consulate's office of the country of intended use to determine what certification type (computer or photocopy) may be required. For apostille (authentication) purposes both Certifications of birth and Birth certificates are eligible.
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Florida apostille
Florida apostille. Processing time: 5-6 bus. days
Florida apostille. Processing time: 5-6 bus. days

 

Your document requires a Hague apostille.

 

Here is the price estimate:

Hague apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)

FedEx (2nd day): $20
FedEx (standard overnight): $30
FedEx International: $75 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe, South America, Africa: $115

 

Mail the original document to us with the Apostille Order Form

 

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express

331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1

4th Floor, Suite 143

Red Bank, NJ 07701

If you want to double check, you can email a copy of your document for a free evaluation (next page)

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Your document might still be eligible. Please email a copy of your document for a free evaluation. 

We understand that your documents are confidential. Be assured that they are in safe hands!

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Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701
 
Phone: (646) 267-1140
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We service individuals, corporate and government agencies, offering the guarantee that your documents will be processed by the highest standards, and in a timely, secure and confidential manner We understand that your documents are valuable, be assured they are in safe hands.