WHAT IS APOSTILLE?
An Apostille is the legalization of a document for international use in countries that are part of the Hague Conventi. On October 5, 1961 some countries of the world agreed that could legalize documents for universal validity, through a label called Apostille.
WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTATION MUST BE APOSTILLED OR LEGALIZED?
Any document issued by a government or institution wishing to appear before other government or institution in a country other than the original. Documents that require Apostille or legalization generally include diplomas and qualifications of primary, secondary and university records of birth, marriage and death certificates, adoption, wills, powers, etc. The simplicity and acceptance of an Apostille, has become the most accepted method to legalize your documents for international use.
DOCUMENTS ARE PROVIDED BY YOUR OFFICE ORIGINAL AND LEGAL?
Yes. Our agents travel to the registry office where the document was originally issued and get the same certified copy with the original signature stamps that you would receive if traveling yourself. Our service saves you the time and cost of a trip, going to home countries, queue up, the involvement of family and friends that often do not know the procedure for conducting such proceedings, and hiring unskilled managers to perform the regular procedure.
HOW LONG WILL MY DOCUMENTS READY?
The time depends on the country and place where the document originated and how much information you could provide. Overall Latin American records are not fully systematized. In some cases their databases are not centralized and still use paper files. Moreover, in some cases the records or vital records are filed according to the date of registration and not the date on which the event occurred, this is the reason we need the date of registration. Once you've contacted us and provided your information, we give an estimate of the time it will take its course. However, most of our customers have their documents within 15 to 20 working days. This period includes the time it takes the post office. Mail Times also vary depending on the destination.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
The fees depend on the country and place where the document originated and how much information you could provide because in some cases we do prior research in the records.
Remember that you can request your paperwork for free at some public entities (depending on country and agency).
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION?
We will always do everything in our power to find the information you request. However, the more details you give us, the more likely you are to find the document and in less time. Our agents conducted the search and if unsuccessful, the customer will be given a receipt of registration certificate, specifying that does not exist or could not be found.
WHAT IF I PAID A DOCUMENT AND IT IS NOT LOCATED?
Our agents conducted the search and if unsuccessful, the customer will be given a receipt of registration certificate, specifying that does not exist or could not be found. In any case, management will be done and should therefore be canceled.