How to Apostille Driver License

Do you need an apostille on your Driver License?

In order to apostille a copy of your driver license, you will need to make a color copy of your license and meet with a local notary who will “Copy Certify” it.

How do I Copy Certify a Driver License?

In most States, this involves making a color copy of the license and meeting with the local notary public. You will basically be taking an oath that the copy is the copy of the original in your possession.  The notary will attach a “Copy Certification” form to the copy of the license or you can write on the color copy “This is a copy of the original in my possession”.  Sign the original or the attachment and the notary will go ahead and place his/her seal on the document. Be sure to speak with the notary on how this process is done because every State has their notarial laws.

How do I apostille my driver license?

Once the copy of your driver license has been notarized, the next step is to mail in the document to our office for processing.  Our offices can apostille notarized documents issued from all 50 U.S. States.  Please note that our nine offices handle specific States.  For example, if you are in the State of New Jersey and have copy certified your Driver license in New Jersey, our New York office will be able to handle the New Jersey apostille.

What if I’m outside of the USA?

If you are outside of the United States, you will need to ask a friend or family member to assist you in the State your driver license is from.  For example, if your driver license is from California, you will need a friend or family member in California to help you with the “Copy Certification” process.

Also, please note that your license must be signed, notarized, and apostilled from the State of issue.  For example, if your driver license is from the State of New York, your license must be signed, notarized, and apostilled from the State of New York New York Apostille.

Our Washington DC office can apostille a notarized driver license from the State of Maryland and the District of Colombia.  To know where to mail in your document, please contact us and we will email you the instructions and order forms. You can also see a list of our offices and the State’s they serve here: Apostille Offices

Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

DC Apostille

Do you need an apostille from the Secretary of D.C. or the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.?

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting a Washington DC apostille on your documents.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-202-738-1412 (International Callers).

Do your documents require certification from the U.S. Department of State for countries who are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention?  We provide fast document certification for Qatar, Kuwait, Taiwan, China, UAE, Taiwan, Iraq, Egypt, and more!

Documents originating from the District can be processed through the Secretary of D.C.  These documents include birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decree, college diploma, death certificates, notarized documents, and more!  Documents originating from the District can be processed in 1-2 business days.

Documents originating from the USDA, FDA, FBI, DOJ, SSA, IRS, FAA, USPTO, U.S. District Court, and any documents issued or notarized from a U.S. Embassy can receive an apostille from the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.  The current processing time with the U.S. Department of State is four business days.

The first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step by step instructions.  Once we receive your documents, we will rush them through the U.S. Federal Government as fast as one business days.

Obtaining a Federal apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!

Single Status Affidavit at U.S. Embassy

If you are currently in another country, the best and fastest method to obtain a document that states that you are single is to visit the local U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate office and request a document called a “Single Status Affidavit“.

Some U.S. Embassies may refer to this type of document as:
No Record of Marriage
Certificate of Freedom to Marry
Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage
Certificate of No Record – Marriage
Affidavit of Single Status
Affidavit of Marriageability
Certificate of No Public Record

Basically, the Single Status Affidavit provided by the U.S. Embassy is a written sworn statement that you are swearing that you are currently not married in the United States or any of it’s territories.

All US Embassies should have a generic form that can be filled-out or printed at the U.S. Embassy.  Before you visit the Embassy, you will need to make an appointment.

All documents signed and notarized at a U.S. Embassy and destined for a Country other than the USA must be mailed-in to our Washington office for processing.

Another option is to Contact the County Clerk of the County you use to reside in within the United States.  For example, if you lived in Los Angeles, California, you can contact the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office for instructions on obtaining this type of document.  Please note that not every County Clerk or State can provide this type of document for you.  If you are an expat or do not plan to return back to the USA, we recommend that you visit the U.S. Embassy.

2016 Holiday Hours

Our Holiday Hours:
Our customer service and online chat service will be available on
Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th from 8am to 7pm.

Our offices will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016.

All documents received between December 23rd and December 27th
will be processed on Tuesday, December 27th.

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season!
Thank you for your business!

Commercial Invoice and Certificate of Origin Legalization

Commercial Invoice and Certification of Origin LegalizationIf you are planning to export goods into another country, you will be required to provide the necessary paperwork (Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice).

A commercial invoice is a customs document used in foreign trade. It is used as a customs declaration provided by the person or corporation that is exporting an item across international borders. A Certificate of Origin is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.

Note: If the country requesting your documents is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, then all your documents require is the State apostille only.  Hague Apostille Member Countries

The most common countries to request these type of documents are: Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, Vietnam, and Iran.

The requirements for every country is unique.  Some countries will request your documents to be notarized by the local Chamber of Commerce while others only require a company representative to sign the documents in front of a notary public.  Some countries will request the documents to be authenticated by the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce while another will ask for the documents to be authenticated through a designated law office in Washington, D.C.

In order to understand the requirements of the country, the first step is to contact our office. It’s important to have your documents with you when you call.  Also, we will need to know the value of your commercial invoice.

Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Call 1-888-810-4054  or 202-779-9611