U.S. Apostille and Embassy Legalization

covid 19 4960657 640Due to the public health concern regarding COVID-19, many state and federal agencies and consulates have suspended their walk-in service. Therefore, many apostille/ authentication requests are being processed via mail with delayed processing time. Please email us for the processing time. 
U.S. Department of State: the processing time for federal apostilles and authentication certificates (including FBI, 6166 U.S. Residency certifications, etc.) is currently 8-12 weeks. There is no expedited or walk-in service.  

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We specialize in apostille and embassy legalization services in the United States, for documents intended for foreign use. Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State  - document attestation, document authentication, U.S. apostille services, and U.S. certification services.

Apostille services in all 50 U.S. states

Apostille MissouriUse our FAST and RELIABLE apostille services to get your documents authenticated for use in all Hague countries. An apostille will make your document valid outside the United States. We obtain apostilles from all 50 U.S. states and from the U.S. Department of State in Washinton DC (for documents issued by federal agencies), offering the best service-time-price combination.


Attestation by all foreign embassies

embassy-attestationWe have good working relationships with many foreign embassies and consulates. If your documents are intended for a non-Hague country, entrust this complex procedure to our experts, rely on our experience and knowledge of embassy legalization requirements.


Guaranteed worldwide acceptance

Worldwide acceptance 1Your success overseas is important to us. We are not just a messenger service that delivers documents to the Office of Secretary of State or to a foreign embassy. We will review your documents and make sure they qualify for the legalization. Rely on our many years of experience in the U.S. legalization procedures and our knowledge of the requirements of foreign receiving agencies. We will work with you to make sure your documents will be accepted in the country of intended use.

Hague apostilles and embassy legalization services

Most common documents we process are

  • birth certificates (issued by Department of Health, state and local registrars, short form birth certificates, long form birth certificates, with or without letters of exemplification)
  • marriage certificates (issued by Marriage Bureau, Department of Health, state and local registrars, county courts)
  • death certificates (issued by Department of Health, state and local registrars, short form birth certificates, long form birth certificates, with or without letters of exemplification)
  • divorce judgments (issued by county courts in all counties and all states) and divorce certificates issued by Department of Health
  • criminal records, FBI background checks
  • powers of attorney and other personal documents notarized by notaries in all U.S. states
  • corporate documents including articles of incorporation, certificates of good standing, bylaws and operating agreements, corporate powers of attorney, recolutions, consents, etc.

Our apostille procedures:

We service individuals, corporate and government agencies, offering the guarantee that your documents will be processed by the highest standards, and in a timely, secure and confidential manner. We understand that your documents are valuable, and you want to know they are in safe hands. Read more about our apostille procedures.

175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

We process documents for all countries.

Country of intended use:

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.


Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

Major credit cards accepted


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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.