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Educational Credentials from Accredited U.S. Schools, Colleges and Universities

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Canada Legalization Services can assist with apostille of U.S. diplomas and transcripts As USA is a party to The Hague Apostille Convention, if your intended country of document use is also a party, then you can just get your credentials apostilled by your Secretary of State, and no further authentication/legalization is required!

General Procedure for Apostille by the Secretary of the State

  1.     Get the Official Copy for Foreign Use of the credentials from your school with the Official Seal from the Registrar. Notarize it by a public notary.
  2.     Have your documents county certified by the licensing department in the circuit court of the county shown on the notary seal. Documents need to be certified by the circuit court in the county in which the notary was commissioned. Inform them that your documents need to be county certified.
  3.     Obtain Apostille Certificate from the Secretary of the State.

General Procedure for Authentication by the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Embassy/Consulate

  1.     Get the Official Copy for Foreign Use of the credentials from your school with the Official Seal from the Registrar. Notarize it by a public notary. Alternatively, (if foreign embassy/consulate accepts notarized copies), you can get a photocopy notarized by a public notary but he/she must include the statement that it is a true and accurate copy.
  2.     Have your documents county certified by the licensing department in the circuit court of the county shown on the notary seal. Documents need to be certified by the circuit court in the county in which the notary was commissioned. Inform them that your documents need to be county certified.
  3.     Obtain State Authentication Certificate from the Secretary of the State. Step 2 above can be omitted if Secretary of State will certify directly to the notary.
  4.     Authenticate your documents by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.
  5.     Legalize them by the foreign Embassy/Consulate.

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Frequently it may not be clear-cut in terms of exact certification requirements due to various complications. For example, a person may have been born in one country, studied in another country, immigrated to a different country and currently is looking at finding work in a new country. He/she may have lost original citizenship or acquired another citizenship or permanent residency/greencard.

Canada Legalization Services via its sister company in the USA called "WDC Apostille & Legalization Services" has assisted many individuals to get their diplomas acknowledged so we have accumulated considerable knowledge of global requirements. Please contact us or request a quote prior sending any documents so that we can suggest the best procedure to get credentials certified hassle-free.

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