Document Authentication

Document Authentication is a major topic in immigration law today. It’s important to make sure all documents have been completed correctly so the process can move as quickly as possible. Documents issued in one country, which need to be used in another country, must be "authenticated" or "legalized" before they can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. Such documents range from powers of attorney, affidavits, birth, death and marriage records, corporate papers, deeds, patent applications and other legal papers.

An authentication procedure requires obtaining a special apostille certificate attached to the document, only if it is intended for use in a country which is party of a treaty called the Hague Convention. If the country where the documents will be used is not a party to the Convention, a time-consuming process of obtaining series of certifications known as "chain authentication method" should apply.

We provide document authentication and legalization services for any country in the world. We work hard to ensure you are providing the documents required by the governments of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR), including certified English translation, to be used for establishing business entities in these countries.

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