Why Apostille Diploma?
If you plan to go to a foreign country to teach ESL or TOEFL, to teach in a a public school, college of university, be enrolled for studies, continue education or apply for post – graduate studies, many of European and Asian countries require Apostille for educational documents such as High School Diploma, Professional Education Diploma, College or University Diploma and, of course, Transcripts. In many cases when a foreign country’s authorities request a certified copy of your diploma, what they are really requesting is a document that certifies that you have attended a university of college in the U.S. and that you were awarded the degree that you claim to have been awarded.
Since October 15, 1981, the United States has been part of the 1961 Apostille Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The apostille is much like an international notary, with rules and regulations agreed upon in the Hague Convention. The Apostille process serves as a way for documents to be accepted across international borders, and ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country. When a document is to be used abroad, it may be necessary to authenticate the notarization or certification. Foreign countries often require documents to be authenticated before the documents will be accepted in the foreign jurisdiction. An “authentication” certifies the signature and the position of the official who has executed, issued or certified a copy of a document.
If you are overseas and your home country requires a certified copy of your diploma or some other element of your academic record, our office can help you through this complicated procedure.
Diploma Apostille or Legalization
If you intend to present the diploma, academic record or transcript in a country not listed in the Apostille Convention signatory countries, you should contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country where you plan to use the document to discuss their authentication requirements. (Some non-Apostille countries may accept an apostille. Others may require further steps of documents legalization such as U.S. Department of State certification then Consular certification).
How to get an Apostille on Educational Documents?
- In most case, upon a written request signed by the student, the Registrar’s Office of an educational institution (High School, college or university) will produce the requested transcript or diploma and have it officially stamped, certified and notarized.
- Once you’ll receive the certified copy from the school administration, the document should be certified at the county level by the county clerk’s office (in some U.S. states).
The county clerk will affix a seal and signature of the County Clerk.
- The last step in preparation of your diploma or transcript for international use is getting them authenticated by the Department of State in the state where the educational documents were issued and notarized.
If you are not familiar with the legalization process and have doubts on how to process with your educational documents apostille, you may consider hiring professional apostille agency in NYC or in your state. By sharing their knowledge and understanding the specifics of every single documents legalization procedure, professional apostille agents and notaries can give you a hand and will prepare the documents properly and within the strictest time frames.
Why hire Apoling to apostillize Educational Documents?
The Apostille process can be very complicated if you’ve never deal before with preparation of documents for use overseas and being unfamiliar with requirements of particular countries, which veries form State to State. We are happy to help you navigate through getting your academic record recognized in your home country. Notary and Apostille services have been the areas of our expertise for years and with Apoling Solutions are are ensured that your documents will be done correctly and in time.
What distinct us from other agencies is that, in order to serve our clients the best, we provide efficient Apostille services, fairly priced and promptly delivered while offering exclusive supplementary services listed on our Online Specials page.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your request.