Apostille on documents intended for Lithuania
Apostille Convention (also known as Hague Convention) had been signed in 1961. An “apostille” is a form of authentication issued to documents for use in countries that participate in the abovementioned treaty. If a document is intended to be presented before authorities in a signatory country, the document should be authenticated and apostilled in order to be recognized overseas or in a foreign consulate.
The authentication authenticates the signature or the seal of the official body issued the document. Once authentication is completed the document is ready for Apostille.
The Apostille is an official certificate issued by the state or federal U.S. Department of State Division. It contains a number and date of issue. Depending on type of document you need to apostille and state that a document has been originated from, time and requisites for completing the Apostille procedure vary.
Lithuania and Apostille Convention
Lithuania has been a member of the Hague Convention since October 13, 2001, and all foreign documents should bear an Apostille Stamp to be accepted by governmental, official or private institutions in the Republic of Lithuania. If the country where the document is issued in not a party of the Convention, then your document should undertake consular or embassy legalization procedure.
If you are seeking for employment in Lithuania, plan to study or get married there, buy a real estate property, give a Power of Attorney to a person who will be representing your interests in Lithuania, you should clarify in advance what kind of documents will be required and whether the authorities of Lithuania accept them in English or a certified translation into Lithuanian should be done as well.
What’s more, bear in mind that Consulates of Lithuania do not issue Apostilles on documents issued by foreign official institutions or government agencies. According to international regulations such documents as Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate, Judgment of Divorce, FBI Background Check Certificate, Police Clearance Certificate, notarized copies of the documents (passports, driver licenses, etc) should be authenticated and apostilled by competent authorities in the county, state and the country where the documents originated.
Taking into consideration the abovesaid, it is clever to apply for help of experts, professional Notaries Public and Apostille Agents, who do know-how when it comes to document preparation for international use and do all their best to produce correct document and legalize it properly. Besides, documents prepared by specialists will never be denied acceptance and will be recognized by any official authority in Lithuania.
Documents required Apostille for Lithuania
In order to prepare a document and Apostille for Lithuania correctly, one should understand the entire legalization process. Keep in mind that every single document requires individual approach and knowledge on how to produce it properly, because different types of documents are processed in different ways.
For instance, apostille on a power of attorney, a statement or an affidavit can be obtained in two effortless steps – verification by county clerk and local division of the U.S. Department of State. Whereas such documents as Vital Records Certificates, Court Judgments, business and corporate documents or FBI Backgroundcheck Certificate require in – depth understanding of their preparation, because up to four local and federal departments are involved in the whole process of these documents legalization.
When it comes to Apostille for Lithuania, Apoling Solutions is a primary provider of legalization services for documents intended for Lithuania. For many years, we have been assisting clients from New York, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, Long Island as well as those who reside out of NYS. In addition to our speedy and superior customer service we offer the proficiency of our competent Notaries Public, reliable Apostille Agents and professional certified translators from and into Lithuanian. We take pride in helping customers in preparation of all types of personal, public, official, business or legal documents meant for the Republic of Lithuania or Lithuanian Consulates in the USA and other countries.
Apostille on official and public documents for Lithuania
In accordance with the Hague Convention, the following documents are considered the documents for public use and require Apostille if intended to be presented before official and public authorities in Lithuania:
1. Documents issued by organizations or official departments, local and federal courts and tribunals. These kinds 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 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 of different types (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children
– Residency Confirmation
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. They are usually Corporate documents such as By – Laws, certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract and Agreements.
Hence, it is essential that the documents intended for use in Lithuania to be processed properly – in accordance with International legal requirements and official requirements of Lithuania.
Retrieving of public and personal documents
If you need Apostille for Vital Records – Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or Divorce Decree, consider that originals will be denied Apostille by the U.S. Department of State.
Before going for an Apostille, you should obtain a special copy (so called, an long form for international use) of these documents first and then carry on their legalization.
As a rule, most of the companies offering Apostille services in NY and other states do not provide document retrieving services. This means that you should find out on your own what documents to obtain, where to order them and how to place the order.
Apoling Solutions is a full – service agency, because we do our utmost to support our clients in every single issue they might face. For this reason, 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 Lithuanian if asked by authorities in Lithuania.
Certified translation of Apostille Certificate into Lithuanian
When presented to the officials in Lithuania or a Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania, it is often required that your documents to be translated from English into Lithuanian and that the translation to be certified, notarized ands apostiled too.
At the Apoling you can find all the services at one place –document retrieving – authentication – Apostille – certified translation – notary binding.
With us you do not have to worry about how, when and what! Each document requested by you will be prepared by our knowledgeable specialists properly and on time!
If you live in Lithuania
If you live in Lithuania, but need to obtain a document in the USA (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, etc.) and apostille is, contact us via email.
How to order Apostille services for Lithuania
If you find yourself in need of Apostille for Lithuania and certified translation of your documents from English into Lithuanian, send us an instant free – quote request via our website, email us an inquiry at: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the documents for Apostille personally to our office, conveniently located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY.
If you reside out of state or your document was originated in the state that you do not live any longer in – we can take care of these issues as well, because we are proud to provide Apostille for Lithuanian services for those who reside 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.
Urgent Apostille service NYC
Time is often a core factor when it comes to dealing with important legal matters such as document authentication and Apostille, and we understand the significance of completing the process properly and as quickly as possible and do all our best to shorten the time to process your order. For instance, the regular processing time for the U.S. Department of State is around 10 days if mailed; however, we can complete this process the same or next business day. Once your documents are ready we can mail them internationally for delivery within two days guaranteed to most countries via UPS, FedEx or DHL.
If you did not find an answer on a question that you have, feel free to contact us and get a charge – free recommendation from a Notary Public or an Apostille Agent who are always there for you!