Where I can get an Apostille for South Korea in Washington DC Area
If you’re traveling to the USA and you’re a citizen of a different country, it is, but obvious, that there are a lot of document legalization you’d need along the journey. Apostille – a process of legalizing all kinds of important documents that proves the authenticity of an individual, hitherto, is an imperative task in such cases.
Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork!!! Traveling to a different country can be a hassle-free event provided you’ve taken care of the proofs that validates your background check and that you don’t have any past criminal records. Phew!! Sounds like a tedious task doesn’t it?... YES and NO!
Who can Issue an Apostille?
Back in the year 1961, members of 100 nations who attended the Hague Apostille Convention consented towards a common decision. This stated (and still holds a strong ground and validity) that only competent government (States included) can issue an Apostille. E.g., Secretary of State.
Issued Apostilles for any individual convene their identity validity, legal documents, birth certificate, wills, death certificate etc. These are certificates verified and stamped by notary companies which can then be presented to any government officials for a hassle-free stay in USA or any other country the individual is travelling. One must remember that the seal and stamp on the Apostille certificate must be from an authorized government authority and not any seal by the notary company. Beware of tricky notarization!
Apostille for South Korea
As mentioned earlier, there were 100 nations who participated in the Hague Apostille Convention in 1961. Out of several countries, United States and South Korea were the two prominent members of this convention. Hence, an Apostille issued in the US is valid in South Korea, provided all the legal parameters are met.
What kind of official documents are acceptable by US and South Korean officials?
· Proof of residence
· Power of attorney
· Any document issued by the state tribunals such as public prosecutors, court secretaries, etc.
· Any document issued by executive administrative authorities such as University degrees or certificates, Transcripts, and others.
· Any official certificate approving the individual’s personal capacity.
As a South Korean citizen is planning to visit the United States for either business or leisure plans, he or she must prepare all the necessary documents and get them approved by the US government authorities (in the US embassy in South Korea) for the VISA to be issued. After validation, which involves checks like Criminal Background Checks (CBCs), college degree or diploma certificate checks, etc. a one-page Apostille is issued by the US government officials to the VISA approval paperwork.
Besides the validation of birth certificates, health documents, affirmations and oaths, Power of Attorney (POA), one can reach out to DC Mobile Notary company to get immediate assistance on the Apostille services. DC Mobile Notary (as the name suggests it all), is a mobile notary services provider that picks up and delivers the notarized documents at your doorstep. The professional team of DC Mobile Notary company are completely equipped and authorized by state authorities to carry on with the verification tasks in each case that the client needs help with.
For any inquires, call now and book an appointment with DC Mobile Notary. We provide services in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.