When traveling to another country for anything other than a vacation, you will often need documents authenticated. But how do you know if you need to follow the process of legalization or apostilization of documents?
The Hague Convention of 1961 determined that all member countries will accept the apostille process, while non-members must follow the legalization process.
Don’t worry if you are unsure which process you need to follow; we know which countries require which authentication.
It is not easy for an individual to apostille a document. In fact, the process of acquiring an Illinois apostille can be difficult when done on your own. That is why we are here to help you.
Documents We Apostille in the USA
Personal or Family Documents
- Marriage certificates
- Death certificates
- Birth certificates
- Divorce decrees
- Single status affidavits
- Power of attorney
- Car titles
- Adoption dossier
- FBI records
- Criminal history reports
- Any notarized document
- Certificates of good standing
- Certificates of incorporation
- Certificates of origin
- Power of attorney
- Hiring documents
- Company invoices
- Other business documents
- High school
- College diplomas
- Report cards
- Other various school records
Let Us Handle the Illinois Apostille Process
Each step of the process for obtaining apostilled documents must be followed perfectly, and all paperwork must be filled-out without any errors. Even the slightest mistake can cause your apostille to be delayed or rejected.
At Gilmore Notarial, we know all the steps to have your documentation quickly and easily apostilled by the appropriate office of authentications. We will contact the Illinois state department, the federal department, and even the Embassy or Consulate if needed.
Here are just a few apostille services we offer during the Illinois apostille process:
- At no additional charge, we will review all of your documents to ensure there are no omissions or errors
- We are available 7 days a week if you need expedited apostille services or even same day service
No matter if you need an apostille on your birth certificate, marriage certificate, transcripts, an FBI report, social security benefits letter, or even business documents… we can have it all efficiently authenticated.
Apostille Service Fees
Personal Or Business Documents -4 to 14 days req. – $125.00 plus State Fees
Federal Documents – 4 to 6 weeks req. – $125.00 plus Federal fees