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2-Step Authentication Service Package (DOS+Embassy) 


1. This package includes the following services: 

  • U.S. Department of State Authentication Service 
  • Embassy Legalization Service *


2. The turnaround time. 

🕒 U.S. Department of State Authentication Service: 

  • Processing Time: 4 weeks (estimated)


🕒 Embassy Legalization Service: 

  • Vary by the embassy. Check it out here.


3. This service is available for

  • the documents issued by the U.S. Federal agencies and will be used in countries that are NOT shown in this Hague Apostille country list, or
  • the documents issued from a state/local authority, or by a notary public, have already been authenticated by the Secretary of State, and will be used in countries that are NOT shown in this Hague Apostille country list.


Examples of federally-issued documents include:

  • Animal/Plant Certifications (issued by U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA)
  • Animal Health certifications (issued by USDA)
  • FBI – Background check (issued by U.S. Department of Justice, or DoJ)
  • U.S. Federal Court Documents check (issued by DoJ)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court check (issued by DoJ)
  • Immigration Certifications (issued by U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
  • Certificate of Foreign Governments (issued by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS)
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical/Export (issued by HHS)
  • Trademark (Issued by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
  • Other documents issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, Social Security Administration, or Office of Personnel Management


Requirements for federally-issued documents include:

  • Must be executed by U.S. federal agencies
  • Must include a legible signature of the official's name, printed name and title, and seal of the agency
  • Must be on agency letterhead


Examples of state/local documents and documents notarized by a notary public include:

  • Birth Certificates 
  • Marriage Certificates 
  • Death Certificates
  • Divorce Decrees 
  • Probate Wills 
  • Judgments
  • Affidavits 
  • Agreements 
  • Articles of Incorporation 
  • Bylaws 
  • Commercial Invoices 
  • Copy of a U.S. Passport (identification page only)
  • Deeds of Assignment
  • Diplomas 
  • Home Study 
  • Income Verification 
  • Powers-of-Attorney 
  • Single Status 
  • Transcripts 
  • Other business documents


Please ensure these state/local documents have already been authenticated by the Secretary of State from the state in which the documents were issued.



⚠️ For documents seeking legalization from the embassies of the following countries, additional expensive embassy fees may apply, varying from $50 to $600.


Countries that charge high embassy legalization fees:

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Congo Democratic, Cango Republic, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Palestine, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.


⚠️ If your document will be used in the Arab countries that require NUSACC certification/stamp, an additional processing fee shall be paid.


⚠️ Check the current processing time here.

2-Step Authentication Service Package (DOS+Embassy)

PriceFrom $372.00
  • You'll receive an order confirmation email immediately right after you place an order.  Another more detailed instruction email from our customer service team will be sent to you within 12-24 hours after your purchase to let you know the next steps (responses during weekends and holidays may be slightly slower). Cases are processed in the order we receive them.

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