Apostille/Authentication and NOW US Department of
State Apostille/Authentication!!--Fastest Turnaround Available
1. What is an Apostille?
An Apostille is a form of certification set out in the 1961 Hague
Convention, to which the United States became a subscriber in 1981. It
is a form of numbered fields, which allows the data to be understood by
the receiving country regardless of the official language of the
2. What does an Apostille do?
object of the Apostille is to "abolish the requirement of diplomatic or
consular legalization for foreign public documents". The completed
Apostille certifies the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in
which the person signing the document has acted, and identifies the
seal/stamp which the document bears.
3. Who issues Apostilles?
Secretary of State of Texas may issue an Apostille on documents issued
by persons on file with this agency, including county clerks, notaries
public, statewide officials. Recently issued birth/death certificates
issued by local registrars must have been issued within the past three
(3) years in order for the Secretary of State to issue an Apostille.
The competent authority for issuance of Apostilles on documents issued
by the federal government are the clerks of the federal courts.
4. What kind of documents do I need an Apostille for?
Apostille may be obtained to transmit public documents executed in one
subscribing country to another subscribing country wherein the
documents need to be produced. The Hague Convention defines 'public
Pro Courier Service
is located in Austin, TX, We are pleased to annouce we now can handle
Apostilles and Authentications in Texas and Washingtion DC. Now
handling Texas and Federal documents. We specialize in the
copying and retrieval of legal documents. If you need a Texas
issued Apostill/Authentication or a US Department of State issued
for any reason let us handle the process for you, saving you valuable
time and energy. If you need your certificate ASAP and don't have the
time to wait the 3-4 weeks for the SOS to mail it to you, we can take
your paperwork directly to The
Secretary of State for you. We will handle the walk through process for
you, present the proper paperwork and wait for your Apostille. Upon
completion of this process we can then Overnight the Apostille to you
via FedEx, UPS or USPS. All of this happening in a one day process for
Texas documents or 4-9 days for Federal documents. RATES
BELOW ARE FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS ONLY....FOR ALL OTHER STATES CALL FOR
PRICING AND TURNAROUND TIME. ALL STATES VARY GREATLY-- PRICES START AT $175.00 + RETURN SHIPPING AND STATE FEES PER DOCUMENT..
1. those originating in a court, clerk of a court, public prosecutor or
2. administrative documents,
3. notarial acts,
4. official certificates placed on documents
These types of 'public documents' would include birth/death
certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, school transcripts
and diplomas/degrees, among others.
must be Notarized by a Texas Notary or Certified by a Texas Agency
before you ship them to
The State of
Texas has strict guidelines for the
authentication(Apostille/Certificate) of documents.
Please consult with the Secretary of State of Texas before submitting
documents to Pro Courier Service-
**Please note, if your document(s) is
rejected by the Secretary of State for certification for any reason,
Pro Courier fees are non-refundable. Later
trips for corrected documents are charged at the original rate.**