Legal Translation and Authentication of Documents

Apostille Services

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a method of authenticating public documents so that they can be considered valid in most foreign countries. The Apostille method has been set up by The Apostille Convention of 1961 to simplify the process of authentication of documents around the world.

For more information on Apostilles, the Apostille Convention and its uses, please visit our informative page.

Can Certify Translations help me with this?

Generally, most institutions and organizations only require certified documents, a simpler and more common process of certification. In the case an institution abroad requests an Apostille to be issued with one of your public documents, Certify Translations offers translation and Apostille services so that you don’t have to worry about it. All you need to do is turn in your documents and specify the country you need the Apostille for.

The Process

First, we will translate your documents and send them to our offices in Chicago.
There, a certificate of accuracy is attached to the translation, ensuring that the translation is a faithful representation of the original.
The documents are then notarised, which means that a Notary Public ensures its authenticity.
The translation and notarised document is taken to the Secretary of State, where the Apostille is issued and attached to the translation and certification.
Certify Translation then receives the documents and sends them to the original client, ready for use.

This rather complicated process is all done in only ONE DAY. After that, you can enjoy of the benefit of having your translated documents and Apostille with no effort and in no time. It’s a hassle-free approach!

What if I already have an Apostille and I need to translate it?

You may already have an Apostille issued by the country where the documents were created and need to translate it.
We are duly certified and authorized to provide translation of not only your original documents but also the Apostille itself.
At CT it’s easy to certify translations!
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