An apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or diploma. It is used to verify the authenticity of the document when it is presented in another country that is a member of the Hague Convention, an international treaty that establishes procedures for authenticating foreign public documents.
Apostille service refers to the process of obtaining an apostille for a public document in Massachusetts. This process typically involves the following steps:
- Contacting the issuing agency of the document: The first step in obtaining an apostille is to contact the issuing agency of the document, such as a county clerk or state department of vital records. They will typically provide instructions on how to obtain an apostille for the document.
- Having the document notarized: Many states require that the document be notarized before it can be apostilled. This involves having the document signed in the presence of a notary public, who will verify the identity of the signer and authenticate the document.
- Submitting the document to the appropriate agency: The next step is to submit the notarized document to the appropriate agency for apostille, which is typically the state’s secretary of state or department of state. There may be a fee for this service.
- Receiving the apostilled document: Once the document has been authenticated, the issuing agency will typically return the apostilled document to the applicant.
In order to obtain an apostille, the document must be a public document and must be issued by a government agency or official. Private documents, such as contracts or affidavits, cannot be apostilled.
Massachusetts Apostille Service
Apostille service is often required for documents that are going to be used in foreign countries for legal or official purposes, such as obtaining a visa or enrolling in a foreign university. It is a simple and efficient way to authenticate the origin and validity of a public document.
Documents originating from the State of Massachusetts are processed directly from the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office. Please note that your documents will receive an Apostille from the State of Massachusetts. We have been serving the Andover, Acton, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Concord, Boston, Quincy, Lowell, Worcester, Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill, Dracut, Waltham, Westford, Wilmington, Worcester, Fitchburg, Lynn, Quincy, and Tewksbury MA.
- Express Processing time: 1-3 business days (Estimated)
- Cost: As low as $95 for each apostille.
- Return Shipping: Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS Overnight (*) Additional Fee Applies
- Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday
- Customer Support: 978-851-0199
- Upload Document to secure email: info @ hiremobilenotary.com (Remove Spaces)
- Processing: Service Is Subject To Document Acceptance And Processing By The Secretary Of State’s Office.
An individual may receive the requisite certification by coming in person to our office at 1215 Main St, Suite 115 in Tewksbury MA 01876, or by mailing the necessary documents to that address. The Express Apostille process can take 24 to 72 Hrs depending on the volume of applications at the Office Of The Secretary Of State. You may either pick up your documents at our office or arrange for FedEx delivery.
I had some foreign documents that needed to be translated and Apostilled so I can send them to my government overseas. I am so happy to recommend this service. They were so helpful and affordable. I paid for express service and I received my documents back in 24 Hrs! A++ for service. Thank You
Robert Lama | Lowell MA
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