There are more than 75 countries that are not part of the Hague Convention of 1961. Countries that are part of the Hague Convention normally have a straightforward process to getting their documents legally recognized. If the country you instend to use the document for is not a party of the Hague Convention, you need to obtain embassy legalization. This process can be time consuming and difficult, which is why it’s important to have your documents in order so the process can go smoothly. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for embassy legalization.
Is Embassy Legalization?
legalization is a process that involves certifying or authenticating
legal documents so they are recognized by a foreign country. The
Embassy legalization process is determined by the issuing country’s
legal system. Basically, if you have a legal document from country A
and need it to be valid in country B, you go through the process of
embassy legalization so that country B recognizes it to be fully
legal as if it was originally created in that country.
Types of Documents Are Accepted?
on what country you are traveling to, you need certain documentation
that can be proven legal. This means original, certified issued
documents from your originating country must be presented for embassy
legalization. Examples of those documents would be a birth
certificate, a divorce decree, or a death certificate. For some
documents, PDF images that come directly from the originating country
can be accepted. This will depend on the country the documents are
intended for use.
To learn more about embassy legalization, contact US Authentication Services.