Legalization of Documents at Foreign Embassies/Consulates in the USA
Nov 26 2015
In general, the documents need to be already authenticated by the U.S. Department of State (we also provide this service as well) which means that all of the requirements for previous stages should have been met by now. Nonetheless, we encourage you to review all the previous steps (translation, notarization, certification and authentication by the state, etc.).
Canada Legalization Services© and its USA branch "WDC Apostille & Legalization Services" has strategic presence in both Ottawa and Washington, DC where most of the foreign Embassies and Consulates are located. We also have agents in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, New York City and other North American cities. In essence, we cover the whole of North America in terms of offering exemplary document authentication/apostille and legalization services.
To our customers' benefit, we managed to develop good communication and effective working relationships with many foreign Embassies/Consulates. Our solid understanding of the Hague Apostille Convention framework and its linkage to other countries' legal systems helps us submit client documents in full compliance with all of the official requirements and receive them back on time without delays.
For us to be able to legalize the documents to your full satisfaction, we need to ensure that documents being submitted will not be rejected for any reason. Thus, we strongly advise you to contact us in advance prior sending us any documents so that we can go over the checklist several times.
- We always do the preliminary screening of your documents by email and advise you about any potential problems during the legalization before the actual shipment of the package. If the documents are not ready to be apostilled, authenticated/legalize, we advise our client how you need to fix them. We always advise our clients about RUSH options of the legalization process at the Embassies (Consulates). We always have fresh information about consular fees (even they are not posted on the official Embassies websites).
- We personally submit and pick up the documents to/from the relevant entities. After submission, we notify our client about exact pick up date. We are preparing all supportive paperwork; you do not need to do anything. In case if some Embassy requires supportive documents can be print out on the Companies’ letter head we prepare the drafts relevant to your particular case, email to client, ask to print it out on the Company letter head and enclose along with the original documents. Everything is very efficient and fast.
- We will come back to the Embassy as many times as needed until the legalization is properly completed. We do not charge our clients additionally for multiple returns to the Embassy. It actually happens very rare with unusual types of documents, or in case if Consul needs additional supportive documents from the Company. As I mentioned already, we always do the preliminary checking the documents, so it is why this happens very rate.
- We provide detailed invoices (payment confirmations) where we indicate separately the official consular fee, our service fee, courier charges, type of the service etc...
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