Let Jen's Professional Services assist you with apostille/authentication for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961.
How much will an Apostille cost me?
Rough Answer: It depends.
The government entities legally involved, the time it takes our experts to work on your file, and the work that is required all play a role in the cost of an Apostille.
The price for an Apostille starts at $195.00 per Apostille.
(This includes normal processing and delivery).
Type of document you need Apostilled.
Where the Apostille is going.
Where the document came from.
How many documents you need Apostilled.
How fast you need it back?
Frequently asked questions
What's an Apostille?
Apostille is French for “certification”. Apostilles (for countries that are parties to the Hague Apostille Convention) or Certification (for countries that are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention) authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, notarials, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries.
What's the Hague Convention?
The Hague Convention of 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization of Foreign Public Documents is an international agreement, which simplified the authentication process of public documents to be used in nations that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. The United States signed this agreement on Oct. 15, 1981. Only those nations who are party to the Hague Apostille Convention recognize the Apostille certification.
How do I if the country where i am sending my documents is apart of the Hague Convention?
For up-to-date information on a country’s status in the Hague Apostille Convention, you can check the official site of the Hague Conference here.
What is an Authenticaiton?
It is a legal way to show to someone that a signature on a document is certified and authentic.
What documents can be Apostilled/Authenticated?
Notarized Power of Attorney's
Texas Articles and Certificate of Incorporation
Texas Certificate of Fact Status
Notarized Power of Attorney's
Notarized Business Letter's
I have a U.S. Birth Certificate and I need to legalize it. What do I need to do?
If the birth certificate is issued by an official authority of the state where the birth took place (for example, the department of vital statistics, state registrar, etc.) and has an official seal, then usually no additional certifications are required (exceptions exist for certain states).
How long is the apostille process?
The processing time will depend on the type of document, on the state where the document was issued, and the country for which the document is destined.
Can my apostille/authentication be rejected?
Yes, it is possible that your document may be rejected for a variety of reasons.
Can you traslate my documents and then apostille/authenticate?
Jen's Professional Services partners with companies and individuals who provide notarized and certified translation services.
Can you authenticate my FBI background check?
You will need to request the background check directly through the FBI. Once you receive the letter from the FBI, you would need to send it to us for processing.
Can I remove, add, or edit a document that has an attached Apostile/Authentication Certificate?
No. Do not remove the Apostille/Authentication certificate once it's attached. Removal will make the Apostille/Authentication certificate invalid/voided.