Apostilles and Authentications are certifications of a state notary’s signature or county official’s signature on a document. An apostille is a form of certification set by countries which are the parties to the Hague Convention of 1961. If the country is not part of this convention, it receives a certification. In order to be accepted by non-member nations, additional steps may need to be taken.
Apostilles are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the convention. Apostille aims is to simplify the process of documents legalization. Once the documents authenticity is verified by appropriate official county, state and federal authorities in the State where the documents derivate from, they do not need legalization in the Consulate of the Republic of France. To be eligible for an apostille, a document must first be issued or certified by an officer recognized by the authority that will issue the apostille.
France – a party to the Apostille Convention
France is a signatory country of the Hague Convention since January 24, 1965.
Therefore, any public document destined for private organizations, official or legal authorities in France or in a Consulate of France overseas, should be presented along with an Apostille Certificate in order to be recognized and accepted in the territory of France.
If you intend to issue a power of attorney to a party who’ll to act on your behalf in France, apply for the citizenship or permanent residency in France, take your children who are citizens of France to a foreign country, marry a citizen of France or adopt a child, obtaining an Apostille on such personal documents as birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, affidavit, power of attorney, statement, consent, etc. is a must. If you’ll fail to present documents with an Apostille, your documents will not be recognized by French government or private institutions.
Depending on a type of a document, the Apostille procedure varies, because every particular document requires individual approach and taking different steps to be prepared in accordance with legal requirements of the Republic of France.
For example, a document, signed by an affiant issuing, a principal giving a Power of Attorney, a witness, formally signing an official form or a document before a Notary Public, is usually processed in two effortless steps – obtaining authentication and apostilling the document. Nevertheless, such documents as Certificates of Vital Records, Police Clearance Certificate, FBI Background Check Certificate, corporate and business documents and legal documents require more detailed knowledge of which institutions to engage in the Apostille process.
Considering the above mentioned, it is recommended to consider employing experienced Apostille services providers who can help you to avoid missing important nuances when it comes to document preparation for France. If produced and prepared professionally, by qualified notaries and Apostille Agents, who are connoisseur of the document preparation for international use, your documents will be processed in accordance with specific international rules, and will be unquestionably recognized by official authorities in the territory of France.
Statewide USA Apostille services
When it comes to documents Apostille for France, Apoling Solutions is a New York leading company, providing Apostille services and document legalization, devoted to deliver individuals and businesses the proficiency of our Notaries Public, mobile and trustworthy Apostille Agents, and, of course, deft translators from English into French and from French into English or any other language.
While assisting customers in 5 NYC boroughs: New York, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, we also service those who live out of state. We have in – depth knowledge of Apostille procedure in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT,VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and will share with you our knowledge and experience by preparing all types of personal, official, financial, business and legal documents meant to be used in France.
Apostille on official documents intended for use in France
The below listed documents are approved to be official (public) documents. Accordingly, obtaining an Apostille on these documents is obligatory if you would like them to be recognized by authorities in Greece or other foreign countries, members of the Apostille Treaty:
1. Documents issued or produced by official departments (Department of Health, County Clerk’s Office, FBI Division, etc.), government representatives, or Court Clerks:
– Birth Certificate
– Marriage Certificate
– Death Certificate
– Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Decree
– Judgment of Name Change
– FBI Background Check Certificate
– Police Clearance Certificate
– IRS Forms
– Custody – related Judgment and Court Decisions, etc.
2. Documents issued and signed by authorized administrative representatives:
– Diploma and Transcript signed by a Rector or a Principal
– Bank References issued by a Bank Clerk
– Medical documents signed by a hospital administrator, etc.
3. Notarized documents:
– Certified and notarized copies of personal and business documents (USA DL, passport, copies of school records and diplomas, copies of corporate documents – by – laws or articles of incorporation)
– Power of Attorney (general or limited)
– Affidavits of different types (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children
3. Administrative validating endorsements, placed on documents signed by individuals acting in a personal capacity, such as official certificates of the registration of a document or of its existence on the date indicated, as well as official and Notarial verifications of signatures.
The aforementioned documents should be processed in accordance with international law and internal regulations of France in order to be accepted abroad or in the Consulates of France.
Document retrieving service and translation into French
If you are in need of obtaining an apostille on a Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or Divorce Decree, keep in mind that an the Secretary of State will refuse issuing apostille if you present the originals documents for Apostille. In accordance with the USA requirements, prior to processing with documents authentication and apostille, one have to obtain so called “long – form” of the Vital Records Certificate.
Not all of the Apostille services companies in the USA are capable to provide document retrieving services or certified translation services into French, leaving to you the devastating task of documents retrieval and translating documents from English into French language.
This means that you should find out what documents to obtain, learn where to order them and establish how to place an order properly. You also have to find a translation agency who would be able to assist you with translation of your documents into French once an Apostille on them is obtained.
Apoling Solutions is a full – service Apostille Services Agency in NYC. We’ll help you with retrieving necessary documents, process with authenticate and apostille, and make available certified translation services from English into French.
At the Apoling Solutions we can handle all issues at one place – document retrieving – document authentication – Apostille Stamp – certified translation – notary binding.
If you live in France, and in need of obtaining an apostilled document originated in the USA (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Judgment of Divorce, educational documents, etc.), let us know by emailing us or dialing: 718-676-4537.
Translation of Apostille into French
In spite France is a country of the European Union, and English became one of the official languages in France, most of the government, official and private agencies in France persist on presenting them documents translated into French. What’s more, in accordance with the legal requirements of France, the translation should be certified and often apostilled as well.
With Apoling Solutions translators into French you do not have to worry about the task of translation of your documents.
Our French linguists are experienced specialists in particular translation fields. No matter if you are an individual, who need to translate personal documents into French, or a company with a large volume of corporate documents for translation and Apostille, we’ll handle French translation of all levels of difficulty – from simple references and statements to corporate and business – legal documentation requiring vast knowledge of legal and business terminology.
Any document you’ll make a decision to order with Apoling Solutions’ experts, will be prepared properly and translated into French professionally and accurately.
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