The concept of apostilling documents came into existence in 1961 during Hague convention and went into effect in 1965. Business entities looking to transact or expand their businesses beyond geographies need to apostille their documents from the state authority. To begin with the procedure, a company must have this set of specified documents ready to submit to the apostilling agency.
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificates of Limited Partnership
- Articles of Organization
- Certificates of Merger
- Assumed Name Certificates
- Applications for Registration of Trademarks
- Certifications of Existence/Certificate of Good Standing
What Makes Business Documents Easy To Apostille
These are the common documents that require an apostille from the country where the business operates. Today, the apostilled documents tell a foreign country, the identity, authenticity, and the legal existence of your business. Just like notaries certify documents in the country (The US), apostille service certifies documents used for businesses in different countries
It is necessary to get the documents to apostille for businesses in the US carrying business with member nations of the Hague Convention. This can be done either by a self-driven method that is a long procedure or by an FBI apostille service from the agency. To speed up the process, companies choose agency services. They revert in five working days with the documents.
If you have to get three documents to apostille, then one can upload them on their web portal. For more than three documents, you need to write to the agency on their email Id or contact them before uploading. Whatever the case maybe it’s 5 days or a week that you have to wait. Once the documents are apostilled they’re delivered for use.
If you are planning to expand your business in a foreign country, you will need to provide apostilled documents to the other country.
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