Apostille for Russia
Legalization/Apostille of the U.S. documents destined for the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation participates in Hague Treaty since December 06, 2001. In accordance with Hague Apostille Convention signed and ratified by more than 50 countries in 1961, and which both, Russia and the United Stated are the parties, documents accompanied by the Apostille Certificate are exempted from further legalization by the consular establishments of a signatory country. Documents with Apostille do not require any further consular legalization.

The Apostille is a special certificate with the stamp established by the above mentioned international agreement, and placed on documents by a competent authority of the country in which the document was originated. In the United States, the Apostille is issued by a local Secretary of State or the U.S. Department of State (depending on type of document needed Apostille).

People who are not familiar with the complex document legalization process often make a mistake by going to a Russian Embassy or Consulate expecting to obtain an Apostille Certificate there. Yet you should remember that documents originated in the USA cannot be apostilled in foreign consulates. They should be legalized by competent authorities in the county, state and country of issue.
Thus, hiring specialists providing professional Apostille services will save your time and money. Furthermore, you’ll be ensured that the documents will be accepted by authorities in Russia, because are prepared in accordance with established rules and international requirements.

Document Apostille service NYC

Procedure of obtaining an Apostille on a document is not a complicated undergoing. However, it is wise to take into consideration that each document is prepared in different way. For example, apostille on a notarized power of attorney or a statement is obtained in two simple steps and involves verification by two competent local authorities. While such documents as Vital Records or FBI Clearance Certificate require more knowledge, because up to four local and federal departments are involved in the entire legalization process.

When it comes to Apostille for Russia, Apoling Solutions takes pride in offering you the expertise of our competent Notaries Public, Apostille Agents and certified translators.

Being a leading provider of Apostille and Legalization services in Brooklyn and New York while serving customers nationwide, we assist them in preparation of any kind of official, business or a legal documents meant to be used in Russia.

The following documents are considered official documents in accordance with the Hague Convention (documents for public use), and Apostille is required on them to be recognized in Russian Federation:
1. Documents issued by organizations or officials associated with courts or state tribunals, including documents issued by a public prosecutor, court secretary. These kind of documents include:

Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
Death Certificate
Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Decree
Judgment of Name Change
Custody – related Decisions and Judgments, etc.

2. Documents of administrative authorities such as
Diploma signed by a School Principal
Transcript certified by a Rector
– Hospital Reference signed by a hospital administrator, etc.

3. Documents certified by a notary public:
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 на вывоз ребенка)
Свидетельство/Справка о Нахождении в Живых
– Заявления на регистрацию по месту жительства или снятие с регистрации по месту жительства; вступление в наследство или отказ от наследства), согласия etc.

3. 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 verifications of signatures:  Business and Corporate documents such as By – Laws (Устав Корпорации), certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract and Agreements.

In view of the above, it is advised that the documents intended for use in Russia to be prepared in accordance with International legal requirements and official requirements of the Russian Federation.

Official and Personal Document retrieving services

If you need an Apostille on your Vital Records – Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or on Divorce Decree, take into consideration that the originals of these documents cannot be apostilled. It is necessary to obtain a certified copy of these documents first and then proceed with their legalization.
Presently, most of the Apostille agencies do not offer document retrieving services. This means that you have to find out what documents to obtain, where to order them and how to order.
Apoling Solutions is a full – service agency. We’ll gladly assist you in obtaining a proper document, authenticate and Apostille it, and translate all certificates and slips that are in English into Russian.

Certified translation of Authentication and Apostille Certificate

When presented to the officials in Russia, it is required that your documents to be translated into Russian and that the translation to be certified.
At the Apoling we perform all the services at one place – document retrieving – authentication – Apostille – translation – notary binding.
With us you do not have to worry about a thing! Every document requested by you will be prepared properly and promptly!

How to order Apostille on documents for Russia

Please, send us a free – quote request via this website, email us an inquiry at: apolingsolutions@gmail.com or bring the documents required an Apostille Stamp to our office, conveniently located in Brooklyn, NY.

Do you live out of state? Has been your document been originated in the state you do not live any longer in?
We can handle any document you need for Russia – no matter what county or state it was issued by and provide Apostille services for clients residing in other states: 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.
If we left aside some questions you may want to ask, please give us a call and speak to a Notary Public or an Apostille Agent. We are always here to handle any issues you might have!