Apostille & Embassy Certification in Delaware
Companies that intend to expand abroad need to certify important company documents - usually Articles of Incorporation/Organization, and in some cases Certificate of Good Standing - for use in the destination country. Method of certification depends on whether or not the destination country is a signatory to the Hague Convention of 1961, also known as the "Apostille Convention".
If the country you are looking to certify the documents for is a signatory of the Hague Convention then the documents will be ordered and certified with Apostille by the Delaware Secretary of State. It is requires that the document to be certified with an Apostille be an official or certified copy bearing the seal of the issuing agency. The country in which the apostilled document is intended to be used is also required. Processing time is typically up to 3 weeks, however expedited service is available for extra fee with processing time of up to 24 hours plus mailing time.
For non-signatory countries the process is typically longer and more coslty. First step is ordering certified company documents from the Delaware Secretary of State. Then those documents are submitted for embassy certification; the process depends on the destination country, but usually it involves notarization by the U.S. Department of State and then embassy certification at the destination country's embassy.
Processing time to obtain documents from the Delaware Secretary of State is approximately 2-3 weeks plus mailing time. The state also offers the option of paying extra fee for expedited processing, which ensures that the request will be processed within 24 hours after the receipt of the request plus mailing time, and the processing time at the embassy varies from about 5 to 30 business days, depending on the destination country.
We can help you certify your company documents for foreign use: obtain all necessary documents from the Delaware Secretary of State, have them certified with Apostille, or alternativey have them certified at the embassy of any non-signatory country (provided it has official relationship with the United States). Click "Start Here" button below to get a quote for this filing.
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