We are not
a national apostille service. We assist
people, colleges, schools, universities, and businesses who need a
Massachusetts Apostille for a notarized or certified document
originating from Massachusetts. We can also obtain
certification and/or authentication from the U.S. Department of State
on your behalf upon request.
Need a document
legalized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts so that it will be
accepted by a foreign country? If so, we can help!
Our services include the following:
- Jurat (Sworn
Certification and/or Apostille from Secretary of the Commonwealth of
- We will
to Boston, Massachusetts to obtain the Apostille or
Certification on the same day or within 24-48 hours if received on a
weekday before 9 a.m.
the Certification and/or Apostille is for the correct country receiving
participating in the International Treaty known as the Hague Convention
require an Apostille
while other countries require a Certification
countries will accept a copy in lieu of the original Certification or
Apostille; therefore, once we obtain the "legalization", we can
immediately e-mail you a copy that you can fax or send (if accepted, of
It beats waiting for the original documents to arrive via mail!
certification or legalization is generally
necessary for documents which leave the United States. Common types of
documents which require certification for acceptance into a foreign
country include documents for an international adoption, dipolmas
issued by an American college or univeristy and various types of
records and contracts integral to a company which does business in a
Please be advised that certification can only be
obtained for documents with an original signature of a valid public
Such public officers include:
of the peace
clerk, or assistant
clerk, or assistant or
of Vital Records
Photocopied signatures of any of the above
officials cannot be certified. It is important to identify which
country will receive the records since different countries require
different types of certification. The certification forms are basically
the same; however, the name of the certificate which is attached to a
document going to a country which is a signatory to the Hague
Convention is known as an Apostille.
Department of State is responsible for signing and issuing certificates
under the Seal of the U.S. Department of State providing authentication
services to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on documents that will
be used overseas. The U.S. Department of State receives a variety of
documents from commercial organizations, private citizens, and
officials of the Federal and State governments.
The types of documents that usually require U.S.
Department of State authentication include, but are not limited to:
company bylaws, powers of attorney, trademarks, dipolmas, transcripts,
distributorship agreements, articles of incorporation, good standing
certificate, home studies, letters of reference, etc.
If you need the Massachusetts Apostille
authenticated by the U.S. Department of State, we can handle that for
you as well upon request. The cost to obtain an
authentication from the
U.S. Department of State would be $75.
This fee is in addition to the
Massachusetts Apostille fees.
In order to receive this
service, you must:
Send the ORIGINAL document that has the signature and seal of
the public officer
If you need a certified copy of the document, our
notary will certify a copy of the ORIGINAL document which will enable
you to obtain an Apostille or Certification
Fill out this form (PDF) for each document > Apostille-Request-Form
Enclose a check or money order payable to (notary): Korey E. Humphreys
Send the ORIGINAL document(s), Apostille Request Form, and
the check to
the notary's direct mailing address which is as follows:
Korey E. Humphreys
+ $15 for
each additional Apostille
(1) Our travel expenses
(2) Our time in Boston
obtaining the Apostille or Certification
(4) Scanning and
(5) Postage to send
documents to your mailing address
Notarization if needed
(Example: If you need 8 Apostilles, total cost would be $230)
you need the Massachusetts Apostille authenticated by the U.S.
Department of State, please add an additional $75
per document that needs authenticated by the Department of State.
is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a
document issued by the Massachusetts Secretary of the
Commonwealth that verifies the authenticity of the signature on the
document; the capacity in which the person signing the document acted;
and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. The
Apostille is a specific form of authentication for countries that
participate in the Hague Convention of 1961.
What is a Certification of
A Certification of
Appointment certifies that the individual who
performed the notarization was appointed to a Notary Public commission
at the time of notarization and is a qualified Notary Public in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Where can I get a copy of
my marriage certificate?
The city or town clerk
where you applied and filed your marriage license will provide you with
a certified copy.
Where can I get a copy of
my divorce decree?
Contact the district
court clerk in the district where your divorce decree was filed and
request a certified copy.
Where can I get a copy of
my birth certificate?
Contact the Office of
Vital Records, 617-740-2600, or your local city or town clerk where the
birth was recorded.
I need my documents
authenticated by the United States Department of State. Can you get
certification from the U.S. Department of State on my behalf?
Yes, after we obtain an
from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we can obtain a certificate of
authentication by the United States Department of State. This cost an
additional $75. The Department of State usually takes between 14-28
days to issue the certificate.
don't live in Massachusetts but have a document from Massachusetts that
Apostille attached. Can you assist me?
Yes, as long as the
document was notarized or certified in Massachusetts, then we can
obtain an Apostille on your behalf.
What do I need
before I get my documents authenticated?
the Notary Public has signed his name exactly as he was commissioned.
the notarial certificate has been completed.
the Notary Public's expiration date is on the document correctly,
clearly and completely.
Notary Public has affixed the notary seal on the document and the
imprint is legible.
School Diploma Associate Degree
Bachelor Degree Contract Diplomas
authenticated professional license certificates
notarial apostille notorial degrees
school certificates college award
university University of Massachusetts
Northeastern University transcript transcripts
Commonwealth of Massachusetts certified transcripts
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