Do-It-Yourself Guide to Apostille Packing List
Packing List Apostille
An Apostille for Packing List is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document. The Apostille stamp is accepted in all Hague Convention Participating countries. To Apostille a Packing List,it must be notarized by a notary public in the same state, where the document was issued. You can obtain an apostille for your Packing List from the Secretary of State office in the same State where the notary is licensed
Document Apostille Guide
On 1961, more than 120 countries have signed the Hague Apostille Treaty to abolish foreign document legalization requirements and replace it with a single certification, which is the Apostille seal. There are two entities in the United States that are authorized to issue apostilles, depending on the document type.
- Apostille public State document from the local Secretaries of State offices in all 50 States.
- Apostille federal documents from the US Department of State in Washington DC.
Packing List Embassy/ Consular Legalization
There are many countries that didn't sign the Apostille Treaty and still require embassy legalization to accept foreign documents. A Packing List destined for use in a Non-Hague Participating Country requires certification from the Secretary of State, authentication from the US Department of State in Washington DC and finally legalization from the embassy of the destination country in Washington DC or on of it consulates.