Legalization of documents

All the documents issued in the United States must be “legalized” if they are intended to be used in other countries.

Ways of legalization:

  1. Apostille.
    In 1961 member nations of Hague Convention adopted a document referred as an Apostille.
    Any document send to member nation should be completed with an Apostille at the state level. Such document is entitled to recognition in the country of intended use and no further action is required.
  2. Certification.
    Non-member nations do not recognize Apostille. Any document sent to non-member nation requires a certification by the Authentication Office and must be legalized by a consular officer of the country from which the document is issued.

LABC will legalize for you any document issued whithin the USA and intended to be used in any foreign country.


*Price may vary depending on number of pages. For detailed information, please contact our office.