Apostille is a certification process that requires authentication and legalization of a document. It provides proof that a document was issued by the government of one country and has been authenticated by the government of another country.
Documents may need to be apostilled if they are to be used in a foreign country. For example, if you are traveling abroad and need to take your birth certificate with you, it would need to be apostilled. If your college requires official transcripts from all previous schools attended, those transcripts will also need apostillation.
How do I get documents apostilled?
The first step is to contact the Secretary of State for your state of residence and ask for an apostille on your document(s). The Secretary of State will provide you with information about how to proceed with this process. You may also want to contact their office before submitting any documents so that they can advise you on what documents need to be submitted and how long it will take them to complete the process (this varies depending on where you live).
You can get help from apostille Houston services, who will provide you with a list of documents that need an apostille and show you how to obtain one for your specific documents. They also offer a service where they can submit the documents for you so that all you have to do is sit back and wait for them to come back from the Secretary of State’s office.