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Mobile Notarizations: ECMC Hospital – NY | Buffalo Notary Services

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Finding a Buffalo/Niagara notary to come to your location to notarize a document is easier than ever.  Finding local assistance with obtaining an apostille for your foreign-bound document doesn’t have to be a frustrating experience. Don’t waste your valuable time searching or waiting for a Notary.

We will come to your home, lobby, hospital, office or nearby cafe.  Virtually any where you choose.  We can also schedule a Mobile Notary for you in any state.   We are a professional, New York State-licensed mobile notary public and apostille service, with over 25 years of proven reliability.

At a very reasonable rate. We provide notarizations and/or apostille service for corporate and personal legal documents. (Please note: we do not offer walk-in notary service.)

For clients requiring the additional “apostille” (government certification of the notarization for use in other countries), we can also meet at our office to start the process (Apostille visits by appointment only. Walk-ins not available. Please do not ship documents to this address). Check the NY apostilles link on this page for more information on the apostille process and how you can take advantage of our in-depth experience obtaining apostilles for apostille-member countries…from Mexico to the Dominican Republic to Argentina in the western half of the world and from Italy to Israel to Russia in the east. We can also help you with a few non-apostille certifications for countries such as Chile and China.

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS WE FREQUENTLY WORK WITH:
  • Real Estate Documents including all types of Mortgages and Refinances for US Citizens and Canadian Citizens.
  • Power of Attorney’s and various legal documents
  • Alternative Method for Certified Copies of Documents, See #1 in the NY Notary and Apostille FAQ link (also on the homepage). 
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates 
  • Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, and Separation Agreements
  • Education Documents
  • Hospital Visit Signings in Buffalo including ECMC, Buffalo General Hospital, Roswell, Childrens Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Sisters Hospital, the VA Hospital and all senior and assisted living facilities.
  • Quit-Claim Deeds
  • Registration Statements for Charitable Organizations
  • Travel Consent Letters
  • Trusts
  • Will Affidavits 
A FEW OTHER DOCUMENTS WE WORK WITH:
  • I-9 Forms (If we act as an authorized representative of your employer)

FOR PRICING: Click here: Pricing & Payment. 

CONTACTING US: When you are ready to book your NY notary or apostille appointment, you can Schedule It Now or call us at 716-344-6314 to discuss the specifics of your situation or email us at john@BuffaloNotaryServices. We’ll eventually need your name, phone number, address (with company name, suite or apartment number, whichever is applicable), project details (including quantity of notarizations), and time frame window or deadline.

NOTE: Please note that whoever is being notarized needs to be present with a valid photo ID and usually needs to sign in front of the notary as well. Some types of notarizations allow the signer(s) to sign in advance, but they still must be present.

RESTRICTIONS: The notary needs to establish that the person being notarized understands what he or she is signing and cannot notarize anyone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The notary also needs to be able to communicate with the signer directly (without a translator). In addition, if there is a “witness” signature line included on your document (possibly requiring a witness separate from the notary), please be sure to mention that to us.

HISTORY AND COVERAGE AREA: We have been offering New York mobile notary and apostille services since 1993 and proudly serve all Buffalo/Niagara neighborhoods in : Erie, Niagara, Chatauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Allegany, Steuben or Monroe Counties. We also make our way to a multitude of Buffalo/Niagara zip codes while offering our NYC mobile notary and apostille service: 14001, 14004, 14005, 14006, 14008, 14009, 14010, 14011, 14012, 14013, 14020, 14021, 14024, 14025, 14026, 14027, 14028, 14029, 14030, 14031, 14032, 14033, 14034, 14035, 14036, 14037, 14038, 14039, 14040, 14041, 14042, 14043, 14047, 14048, 14051, 14052, 14054, 14055, 14056, 14057, 14058, 14059, 14060, 14061, 14062, 14063, 14065, 14066, 14067, 14068, 14069, 14070, 14072, 14080, 14081, 14082, 14083, 14085, 14086, 14091, 14092, 14094, 14095, 14098, 14101, 14102, 14103, 14105, 14107, 14108, 14109, 14110, 14111, 14112, 14113, 14120, 14125, 14126, 14127, 14129, 14130, 14131, 14132, 14133, 14134, 14135, 14136, 14138, 14139, 14140, 14141, 14143, 14144, 14145, 14150, 14151, 14166, 14167, 14168, 14169, 14170, 14171, 14172, 14173, 14174, 14201, 14202, 14203, 14204, 14205, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14213, 14214, 14215, 14216, 14217, 14218, 14219, 14220, 14221, 14222, 14223, 14224, 14225, 14226, 14227, 14228, 14231, 14233, 14240, 14241, 14260, 14261, 14263, 14264, 14265, 14267, 14269, 14270, 14272, 14273, 14276, 14280, 14301, 14302, 14303, 14304, 14305, 14410, 14411, 14414, 14416, 14420, 14422, 14423, 14427, 14428, 14429, 14430, 14435, 14437, 14443, 14445, 14452, 14453, 14454, 14462, 14464, 14466, 14467, 14468, 14469, 14470, 14471, 14472, 14475, 14476, 14477, 14479, 14480, 14481, 14482, 14485, 14486, 14487, 14488, 14506, 14508, 14510, 14511, 14512, 14514, 14515, 14517

We provide New York apostilles for the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, FYR of Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (China), Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Venezuela.

NOTICE:  WE ARE NOT ATTORNEY’S AND DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICES

Authentications and Apostilles (USA): Brampton, (Ontario) Canada | ApostillesUSA – 716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404 / Buffalo, NY

Authentications and Apostilles (USA): Brampton, (Ontario) Canada | ApostillesUSA – 716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404 / Buffalo, NY

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Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

ApostillesUSA.com (by Buffalo Notary Services)

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

When the US Consulate is not available, call me at The Duffy Agency for your United States Notary Needs.  I will meet you in Buffalo or Niagara Falls at a time chosen by you.  The cost of my services are reasonable and affordable and often less than others.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles:

  • Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
    An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentications:

  • Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.  The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Apostilled or Authenticated?

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.

  • Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
  • An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
  • The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
  • The final destination of the document
  • A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
  • The required fee (varies by state)
  • The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.

Authentications and Apostilles (USA): Brampton, (Ontario) Canada | ApostillesUSA – 716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404 / Buffalo, NY

Authentications and Apostilles (USA): Brampton, (Ontario) Canada | ApostillesUSA – 716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404 / Buffalo, NY

** Read our reviews **

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

ApostillesUSA.com (by Buffalo Notary Services)

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

When the US Consulate is not available, call me at The Duffy Agency for your United States Notary Needs.  I will meet you in Buffalo or Niagara Falls at a time chosen by you.  The cost of my services are reasonable and affordable and often less than others.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles:

  • Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
    An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentications:

  • Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.  The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Apostilled or Authenticated?

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.

  • Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
  • An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
  • The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
  • The final destination of the document
  • A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
  • The required fee (varies by state)
  • The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.

USA Apostilles: Authentications, Legalizations and Certifications

USA Apostilles: Authentications, Legalizations and Certifications:

Document requirements differ from country to  country. The validity of certain documents can be dependent on local and regional rules and different from country to country. Sometimes records and documents are needed in one country from another.  With so many standards in effect there needed to be a uniform way to exchange documents from country to country that were recognized as valid documents. In 1961 The Hague Conference on Private International Law established the Apostille.  An Apostille is an authentication certification or a stamp. It is designed for use among nations that participate in the Hague Convention. These joint regions are called signatory countries as formed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Apostilles pertain to public documents and private documents sworn or verified to.  Primary examples of public instruments are marriage, birth and death certificates as well as court documents, patents and even diplomas.

The United States of America is a signatory to the Hague Convention and has been since October of 1981. Apostille is a French and meaning certificate.  It is a uniform condensed and simplified mutually agreed upon document usable and accepted by these convention nations. Apostille seal proves validity and original signature source.

For a complete list of participating countries please contact us by email or call us or text us

USA, / CANADA – Document Legalizations: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

USA, / CANADA – Document Legalizations: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

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Apostilles USA – Toronto Canada – Buffalo, NY

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-982-7980

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.
What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

USA, / CANADA – Document Authentications: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

USA, / CANADA – Document Authentications: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

Apostilles USA – Toronto Canada

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-982-7980

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.
What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

USA, / CANADA – Document Certifications: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

USA, / CANADA – Document Certifications: Buffalo, NY | ApostilesUSA

Apostilles USA – Toronto Canada

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-982-7980

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.
What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

Apostilles – USA – Toronto – Canada

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.
What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

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Apostille Requirements

U.S. Department of State Issued Apostille Requirements

Federally issued documents destined for use in participating Hague Apostille countries may need to be authenticated with an Apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State. Documents requiring an Apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State are those which have been signed by one of the following:

  • U.S. Federal Official
  • an American Consular Officer
  • a Military Notary, Judge Advocate (10 USC 1044a), or a foreign Consul diplomatic official registered with the State Department Office of Protocol.

State Issued Apostille Requirements

State issued documents destined for use in Hague Apostille countries may be authenticated by the Competent Authority in the state where the document was executed. A list of these authorities can be found on the Hague website.  The local state requirements are as follows:

  • Officials (usually in the office of the state’s Secretary of State) must have been designated as a competent authority to issue Apostilles under the Convention.
  • A document with an Apostille does not require additional certification by the U.S. Department of State or legalization by a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas to be recognized in a participating country.

**Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Mobile Notary Apostille Assignments accepted in

USA – Buffalo/Niagara, New York

Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

Mobile Notary Public Signing Agent

Document Signing Service

1-716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

Fax – Copy – Scan – Laser Printer

**NNA Certified, Background Checked, and Insured.

Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.

What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

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Apostille Requirements

U.S. Department of State Issued Apostille Requirements

Federally issued documents destined for use in participating Hague Apostille countries may need to be authenticated with an Apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State. Documents requiring an Apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State are those which have been signed by one of the following:

  • U.S. Federal Official
  • an American Consular Officer
  • a Military Notary, Judge Advocate (10 USC 1044a), or a foreign Consul diplomatic official registered with the State Department Office of Protocol.

State Issued Apostille Requirements

State issued documents destined for use in Hague Apostille countries may be authenticated by the Competent Authority in the state where the document was executed. A list of these authorities can be found on the Hague website.  The local state requirements are as follows:

  • Officials (usually in the office of the state’s Secretary of State) must have been designated as a competent authority to issue Apostilles under the Convention.
  • A document with an Apostille does not require additional certification by the U.S. Department of State or legalization by a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas to be recognized in a participating country.

**Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

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Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

Apostilles

Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.

What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.