Notary Services


Many countries, especially those countries who are not part of the Hague Convention require a document to be “Certified” not “Apostilled” by the Secretary of State and then Legalized.  The Legalization process is usually done at the respective countries Consulate or Embassy.  It involves have the document inspected by an Embassy official and then either a ribbon, label or stamp is affixed to the document to show that it has been legalized.

There are many elements required for a document to be Legalized. Also, each countries embassy has different requirements.  For example the requirements for Legalizing a document for China is different for that of Indi or Brazil.

The variables that a countries embassy require for Legalizing of a document include:

  • Embassies are jurisdictional meaning the location of where the document was signed determines which Embassy it must be legalized in.
  • Amount of Copies
  • State Apostille or Federal Apostille
  • Fee per document
  • Method of payment – check personal or corporate, credit card etc.
  • Turnaround time
  • Accompanying corporate documents including Certificate of Authority, Certificate of Good Standing Etc.
  • Legalization Application
  • Personal ID of singer including Drivers License or Passport
  • Translation Required

Global Document Expediters has many years experience assisting our clients with the Legalization of Documents.  We’ve created a Reference Manual which lists the Embassy Requirements for each country throughout the world.  We also have long term working relationships with each embassy as we hand deliver documents to them on a regular basis.  Our clients can utilize our service for Legalizations with the confidence and peace of mind that we will handle these assignments with a positive outcome.  Our prices are competitive with discount applied to multiple documents.