Apostille on foreign documents meant for use in Belarus
The Republic of Belarus is a signatory country of the Hague Convention (1961), which treaty it entered on May 31, 1992. Also called the “Apostille” Convention, this international treaty established a list of specific requirements regarding document legalization if the documents are meant to be used abroad.
Thus, in order to be recognized and accepted by official authorities in Belarus, the preparation of documents originated in the USA or notarized by an American Notary should be finalized by obtaining an Apostille Certificate (Apostille Stamp). Apostille simplifies document legalization procedure, because apostilled documents are exempt from further legalization by the consular establishments of Belarus.
What is Apostille Stamp
The Apostille is an officially issued certificate by the state or federal authority. It bears a exceptional number and specific date of issue. Depending on type of document you may need to Apostille and what USA state a document has been issued in, the Apostille is obtained in different means.
People who never deal with the document preparation for international use, misunderstand the purpose of Apostille, and mistakenly visit the Consulate of the Republic of Belarus aiming to obtain an Apostille on documents issued by the U.S authorities there.
Foreign embassies or consulates do not issue an Apostille on such documents as Vital Records, FBI Background Check Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, etc., because these documents should be legalized in the USA – by competent authorities in the county, state and country of issue.
Thus, the customers, for whom the Apostille process is unknown, are advised to use a professional help of experienced Apostille Agents and Notaries who can lead them through the entire document legalization process. By employing experts for preparing a document and Apostille for Belarus, you can save time and money, and be ensured that your documents will be prepared properly and promptly. Furthermore, you’ll be guaranteed that the documents will be accepted by official authorities, government agencies and private institutions in Belarus.
Legalizing documents destined for Belarus
Obtaining a County Clerk Certification and Apostille is not a complicated procedure. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that each document require attention, because different types of documents are processed in different ways.
For example, apostille on a statement, a power of attorney or an affidavit is obtained in two simple steps – verification by two competent USA authorities. While such documents as Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Judgments, corporate documents or FBI Background Check Certificate require detailed knowledge of document preparation process, because up to four local and federal departments are involved in the process of their legalization.
When it comes to Apostille for Belarus, Apoling Solutions offers you the proficiency of our knowledgeable Notaries Public, Apostille Agents and certified translators from/into Belorussian language.
Being a top provider of the Apostille and Legalization services in Brooklyn and New York while providing quality services for clients on a national scale, we support people in preparation of any kind of official, business or a legal documents meant to be used in Belarus and Belarus Consulates in the USA and other countries.
Documents we apostille
In accordance with the Apostille Convention, the below listed documents are considered the documents for public use and require Apostille if intended to be presented before public and official authorities in the Republic of Belarus:
1. Documents issued by organizations or official departments, local and federal courts and tribunals, surrogate courts, etc. These kinds of documents include:
– Birth Certificate
– Marriage License or Marriage Certificate
– Death Certificate
– Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Decree
– Judgment of Name Change
– FBI Background Check Certificate
– Police Clearance Certificate
– Custody – related Decisions and Judgments, etc.
2. Documents issued by administrative authorities:
– Diploma signed by a School Director or Principal
– Academic Record certified by a Rector
– Hospital Reference signed by a hospital administrator, etc.
3. Notarized personal documents such as:
– Certified and notarized copies of documents (Passports, Driver Licenses, copies of school records and diplomas)
– Power of Attorney
– Affidavits (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children (Согласие Родителей на Вывоз Ребенка)
– Заявления на вступление в наследство, отказ от наследства, согласие на регистрацию по месту жительства и снятие с регистрации, согласие супруга на покупку/продажу недвижимости и т.д.
4. Official 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 verification of signatures. They are usually Corporate documents such as By – Laws, certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract and Agreements.
In view of the above, it is advised that the documents intended for use in Belarus to be processed in accordance with International legal requirements and official requirements of the Republic of Belarus.
Personal Document retrieving services
If you need to obtain an Apostille on such documents as Vital Records – Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or on Divorce Decree, remember that original document cannot be apostilled. It is compulsory to obtain a certified copy (long –form) of these documents first and then process with their legalization.
Currently, most of the Apostille agencies do not provide document retrieving services. This means that you must find out what documents to obtain, where to order them and how to place the order.
Apoling Solutions is a full – service agency. We’ll gladly give you a hand in obtaining a proper document, authenticate and Apostille it, and translate all certificates and slips that are in English into Belorussian or Russian language.
Official translation of Authentication and Apostille Certificate
When presented to the officials in Belarus or Consulate of the Republic of Belarus , it is mandatory that your documents to be translated from English into Russian or Belorussian and that the translation to be certified and notarized.
At the Apoling we carry out all the services at one place – document retrieving – authentication – Apostille – certified translation – notary binding.
With us you do not have to worry about a thing! Each document requested by you will be prepared by our specialists correctly and on time!
Order Apostille on documents for Belarus
Please, send us a free – quote request via this website, email us an inquiry at: email@example.com or bring the documents for Apostille to our office, located in Brooklyn, NY.
Do you live out of state?
Has your document been originated in the state you do not live any longer in?
We will take care of any document you might need for Belarus – no matter what county or state it was issued by, and provide complete Apostille services for clients residing in other states.
If we left aside questions you may want to ask us, please feel free to give us a call and pose a question to a Notary Public or an Apostille Agent.
Expedited Apostille services NYC
Time is of the essence when dealing with important legal matters such as document authentication and apostille, and we understand the importance of completing your process correctly and as quickly as possible. With the office in Brooklyn, NY, we can shorten the time to process your order. For example, the average processing time for the US Department of State is approximately 10 days if mailed; however, we can complete this process the same day and ship your documents worldwide.
Once your documents are ready we can send them internationally for delivery within two days guaranteed to most countries via UPS or DHL.