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How to Apostille a Passport in the US?

Updated: Feb 8, 2023



When you're asked to submit the apostilled passport, in most cases, it means to apostille your passport's identification page - that's the page with your picture and basic information.


Apostille or Authentication of a Passport


▶️ Step 1: Notarize the ID page of your passport.


Find a local notary to get your passport's ID page notarized. Present your original passport in front of the notary and seek "True Copy" notarization, or statement/affidavit notarization in case notarizing a copy of a document is not allowed in your state. Please make sure the copy of the passport is properly notarized. Proper notarization should contain these 7 items.


▶️ Step 2: Order the service that suits your situation.


After obtaining the notarized passport copy, depending on whether the destination country is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, complete the following steps:


If the destination country is a member country/region (such as Germany, Spain, France, etc.):

  • Get an Apostille from the Secretary of State in your state. No further certification is needed.


If the destination country is NOT a member country/region (such as mainland China, Taiwan, Canada, etc.):

  • Get an Authentication from the Secretary of State in your state.

  • Get an Authentication from the U.S. Department of State. (if required)

  • Get a Legalization from the Embassy.


▶️ Step 3: Mail the following documents to our office.


The checklist below may vary by destination country. Be sure to contact us for confirmation.

​Document

​Notes

  1. Original or notarized copy of passport

​2. Embassy's request or application form

​We'll fill out this form based on the information you provided to us.

​3. Photocopy of Applicant's ID

​Acceptable IDs usually refer to Passport, Driver's License, Travel Documents, Green Card, etc.

​4. Other documents (if applicable)

Mailing Address:

American Notary Service Center
7512 Diplomat Drive, Suite 101,
Manassas, VA 20109

Once we receive your order and document, it'll be processed as soon as possible.


Besides passport copies, we also provide apostille, authentication, and embassy legalization services for other personal documents and corporate documents issued in 50 states and DC.


⬇️ Other personal and business documents we provide apostille and authentication services for are:


Personal Documents:

Business Documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization

  • Amendment

  • Company's Annual report (Statement of information)

  • Bylaws (Operating Agreements)

  • Good Standing Certificate

  • Business License

  • Meeting Minutes

  • Board Resolutions

  • Shareholders' Resolutions

  • Corporate Stock Ledger

  • Financial documents

  • Bank documents

  • Tax documents

  • Contracts


 

American Notary Service Center Inc. provides fair, fast, confidential, and professional document notarization and certification services for our clients. We also provide various assistance services to small businesses led by socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Our service helps small businesses obtain federal government contracts, gain a foothold in the market, and boost their sales. For more information, please visit our website at www.usnotarycenter.com, and contact us by calling 202-599-0777 or by email at info@usnotarycenter.com.


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