Do you need to apostille your documents through the US Department of State – Office of Authentications in Washington DC?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Department of state has closed it’s counter service since March 2020 and all documents must be mailed in for processing. An exception is a digital FBI background check in PDF format (FBI Apostille).
From our conversations with the US Department of State, they are currently in Phase 2 of their opening stage where most of their employees have returned to work. Please note that the situation is fluid and may change at any time. Please also note that there are ongoing protests in Washington DC that may delay the completion of your documents.
For the most up to date processing time with the US Department of State, please call our Washington DC apostille office at 1-800-850-3441 or 1-202-894-6554. Please note that our processing times are estimated and may change at any time.
Documents originating from the U.S. Federal Government can be processed through our Washington DC office. Please note that your documents will receive an Apostille from the US Department of State – Office of Authentications.
The most common documents we can apostille through the US Department of State are:
- FBI Background Check apostille
- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) apostille
- US Patent and Trademark (USPTO) apostille
- Social Security (SSA) apostille
- IRS Form 6166 apostille
- Certificate of Naturalization apostille
- National Archives (NARA) apostille
For a list of all US Federal documents we can apostille, click here: US Department of State apostille
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!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.