The Apostille Treaty is an international agreement signed by more than 50 countries in 1961. It abolished the requirements of embassy/consular legalization of the official and public documents meant to be used in signatory countries. Apostille aims to simplify the documents legalization by verifying their authenticity by proper official authorities in the country of the documents origin. Documents bearing an apostille stamp do not require any further consular legalization.
Estonia and Apostille Convention
The Republic of Estonia has been a member of the Hague Convention (aka: Apostille Treaty) since May 16, 1998. This means that if the document intended to be presented before official institutions in Estonia it should bear an apostille stamp in order to be recognized overseas.
Obtaining an Apostille on a document intended for Estonia is not a complicated undergoing. However, it is wise to keep in mind that each document is prepared in different way. For example, a notarized document is usually processed in two simple steps – obtaining an authentication and apostilling the authenticated document. Whereas such documents as FBI Background Check Certificate, Vital Records, corporate and business documents, etc. require in – depth understanding of which departments are involved in the Apostille process.
Therefore, if you are dealing with documents for the first time, it is wise to hire professional Apostille services that will help you to save time and money. Furthermore, if prepared by competent notaries and Apostille Agents in accordance with established rules and international requirements, your documents will never be denied acceptance.
Document Apostille services in NYC
When it comes to Apostille for Estonia, Apoling Solutions takes pride in offering clients the expertise of our Notaries Public, skilled Apostille Agents and professional certified translators into Estonian.
Being a leading provider of Apostille and document legalization services in New York while assisting customers countrywide, we help them in preparation of any kind of personal, official, business or a legal documents meant to be used in the Republic of Estonia.
The following documents are considered official (public) documents in accordance with the Apostille Treaty, and, consequently, obtaining an Apostille on them is necessary if you want them to be recognized in Estonia:
1. Documents issued by organizations or officials associated with courts, including documents issued by a public prosecutor or court secretary:
– Birth Certificate
– Marriage Certificate
– Death Certificate
– Judgment of Divorce or Divorce Decree
– Judgment of Name Change
– Custody – related Decisions and Judgments, etc.
3. Documents notarized by notary public:
– Certified and notarized copies of documents (USA DL, passport, copies of school records and diplomas)
– Power of Attorney
– Affidavits (including Affidavit of Single Status)
– Consents including Parental Consent for Travel of their Children
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, certificate of Incorporation, Business Contract and Agreements.
In view of the above, it is advised that the documents meant for use in Estonia to be processed in accordance with International legal requirements and official requirements of the Republic of Estonia.
Document retrieving services
If you need to apostille your Birth, Marriage or Death Certificate or Divorce Decree, remember that the originals of these documents cannot be processed. One should obtain certified copies of the documents first and then proceed with their legalization.
At the moment, 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 retrieving a proper document, get it authenticated, apostilled, and translated from English into Estonian if needed.
If you live in Estonia, and need to retrieve a document in the USA (Vital Records, Judgment of Divorce, educational documents, etc.), please, contact us via email or phone. We can assist you in these matters as well!
Apostille Certificate translation
Estonia is a country of the EU, and often accepts documents produced in English. However, sometimes, when presented to authorities in Estonia, some institutions require that your documents to be translated into Estonian 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!
Order Apostille on documents for Estonia
Please, send us a free – quote request via this website, email us an inquiry at: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the documents required an Apostille Stamp to our office, conveniently located in Brooklyn, NY.
Do you reside in another state? Has your document been issued in the state that you do not live any longer in?
We can handle any document you might need to present in Estonia- 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 you have more questions about your document or would like to find out more about our services, please give us a call and speak to a Notary Public or an Apostille Agent. We are always here for you!