Apostille by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC
According to the Hague Apostille Convention of October 5, 1961, the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC is the Competent Authority of the 1st tier of the apostille system for documents issued mainly by the U.S. Federal Agencies (documents signed by a federal official with the official Seal of that agency), American Consular Officers, Military Notaries or Foreign Consuls.
For public documents to be used overseas in countries-parties to the Hague Apostille Convention, the U.S. Department of State issues apostilles. For countries of use that are not parties to the Convention, authentication at U.S. Department of State is required as a pre-final step in the chain legalization process prior legalization at a foreign Embassy/Consulate.
Canada Legalization Services via its sister company in the USA called "WDC Apostille & Legalization Services" can speedily arrange apostille of clients' documents by the U.S. Department of State.
Prior sending documents to us, you are encouraged to get a quote based on your specific document situation or contact us if you have any questions. This is an important step as we can help you to ensure you did not miss any requirements by state agencies and foreign governments.