What is Apostille

What is ApostilleAn Apostille is a certificate that is issued by The Authentication Office of the NC Department of the Secretary of State for notarized documents* being sent out of the United States to countries who are parties to an international treaty.

We facilitate NC Apostille services.

Authentication or Certification – If the country of intended use does not participate in the Hague Convention, documents being sent to that country can be “authenticated” or “certified”.

We facilitate Authentication or Certification services.

*The NC Authentication Office issues apostilles, authentications and certificates for a variety of NC documents, including: birth certificates, marriage certificates, statements of marital status, articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws, certificates of merger, powers of attorney, patent applications, trademarks, diplomas, school transcripts, deeds, and assignments of interest.

How long does it take?

Apostille certification will be completed within an average of 2 to 4 days.

 However, in some cases, we may be able to offer next business day authentication, for an additional fee.