Apostille for a Divorce Decree
An Apostille is a legal document that states that a document is authentic. The process of getting an apostille for a divorce decree varies from state to state. The process is usually time-consuming and hectic. We can apostille divorce decrees issued from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For countries that are non-members of the Hague Apostille Convention, we can also process your certified divorce decree through the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate office.
Obtaining an apostille on a certified divorce decree
Apostilles are a legal requirement for the international use of certain documents. If you are unable to send your divorce decree directly to a foreign country, you must obtain an apostille on it. Apostilles are a process in which the government of another country validates your documents. If you have a certified divorce decree, you can request an apostille from the U.S. State Department. You can also go to your local consulate for authentication. The consulate will guide you through the process.
Obtaining an apostille on your certified divorce decree is simple and inexpensive. It requires three office visits. If you live in Boston City, you can make an appointment with one of the offices. While this is the easiest and fastest way to obtain an apostille, you can also do it by mail. While this may be less expensive, the process will take weeks or months, depending on the location.
Apostilles are required to prove a public document’s authenticity. This process is necessary for documents that are meant to be presented overseas. This process will be different for different countries, but it is necessary to meet the requirements of the destination country before they will accept your document. The Hague Convention of 1961 outlines the rules and procedures for document authentication.
Documents that require an apostille
If you’re about to move abroad, you may need a copy of your divorce decree apostilled. These documents are typically issued by a state or county court in the United States, but sometimes they must be legalized by a third party in order to be accepted abroad. In these cases, you can turn to an apostille company.
Apostilles are certificates issued to public documents in countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention. The Hague Apostille Convention was adopted in 1961, and it outlined specific methods of legal document certification. You can apply for an apostille online, by mail, or by visiting the state department’s offices in Massachusetts.
An apostille certifies that the seal and signature of the document have been authenticated. It does not certify the translation, which should be done by a native speaker. Obtaining an apostille is not difficult, but it can take time. In order to apostille your divorce decree, you must mail in a certified copy issued from the Court. The certified copy must include a signature from the Clerk of the Court and a color seal (For example red, blue, purple, etc..) or a raised seal. Certified divorce decrees can only be authenticated from the State of origin. The Secretary of State does not have the authority to authenticate divorce decrees issued from another state. For example, a Massachusetts divorce decree can only be processed in Massachusetts.