Archive for October, 2014
Put most simply, an apostille is “a government issued certification that authenticates a public document for use in a foreign country.”
For example, a document sent from Italy to Texas for use in a current estate needs to be proved authentic. The method for doing so has, for many years, been the apostille. The process itself is quite common – generally a stamp is attached to a document, and everyone involved with the document gets verified. The local clerk might first swear to the claimant’s signature, then a local judge verifies the local clerk is actually the local clerk, a higher judge verifies the lower judge, and so on and so forth up the government ladder.
If you’re in Washington DC or another other state and need an apostille or authentication services, we’re happy to say that at Pro Courier Service, we specialize in the filing, processing, copying and retrieval of legal documents. If you have apostille questions or need an apostille/authentication for any reason, we can handle the process for you and answer your questions along the way. Give us a call today!