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Frequently Asked questions

Our Mission here at Apostille Please LLC is to help our clients reach their goals through the complex process of Apostille, Legalization or Attestation. We can process most U.S. documents for use in just about every country. Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not listed or you need more information feel free to call, text or email.

Q. What is an Apostille?
A. An Apostille is an authentication of a public document issued pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Apostille ensures that public documents issued in one country will be recognized as valid in another country as long as they are part of Hague.

Q. Are you affiliated with any Embassy, Consulate or Government entity?

A. No. We are a private business registered in the United States. We do work closely with these entities to facilitate the Certification process.

Q. How long does the process take?
A. Apostille in most states takes 5-10 business days. Legalization and Attestation can take significantly longer since the process is lengthy. Any process times given are an ESTIMATE ONLY. We cannot be responsible for delays out of our control. Expedited Services are available. See below.

Q. I'm in a hurry, do you offer Rush Services?
A. Yes, in most states we offer 24-48 hour turn around service depending on availability. No one gets it done faster.

Q. Do you process non-U.S. Apostilles and Legalizations?
A. No. We process U.S. Apostilles and Legalizations only.

Q. Can I scan my birth certificate and email it to you for Apostille?
A. You can email a scan for verification purposes only. Vital documents such as birth, death, marriage and divorce documents must be original and recently issued. You may be able to order a new document at All notarized documents must also be original.

Q. I can't find my birth certificate, can you order me a new one?
A. We cannot order vital documents such as birth and death certificates. They must be obtained according to the law. You can order most documents online from We can order marriage and corporate documents for most states.

Q. Can you help obtain my FBI background check?
A. We do provide the Apostille for these documents but not the FBI background checks themselves. Click here to find a list of approved FBI Channelers to assist in that process. Give them our address for Apostille. They may provide another apostille service, however we will likely give you the best price and service.

Q. Do you have a walk-in office in my town?
A. Walk-in offices are not necessary since the certification process is not instant. Documents need to be prepared and should be submitted to our main mailing address or to one of our satellite locations for expedited services.

Q. Do you offer International shipping for my completed documents?
A. Yes, we use FedEx. Please email us the name, address and telephone of where we are sending the documents for an accurate shipping quote.

Q. What if I am not in the United States but need to sign in front of a U.S. notary public?
A. Head to the U.S. Embassy in the country you are in and have the Consulate notarize. Send the original signed and stamped document to us for Apostille.

Q. Can I communicate with someone who understands my language?
A. Yes, we ask that you email your questions to if you are not comfortable speaking English.

Q. Why should I use your service over others?
A. We believe we are the best, most reliable, affordable and make the process easy for all. We offer 24 hour Rush Services in States where it is available. Unlike other services, we are available for questions 7 days a week even after your order is in process. At Apostille Please LLC your documents are in good hands.


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