Do you need to apostille a notarized color copy of your documents (AKA: Copy Certify)?
The process of copy certifying a document can be confusing. Some documents can be signed and notarized while another will need to be color copied before it can be signed and notarized. Also, in some states a notary can copy certify a document without you physically being there.
Therefore, we recommend that you contact our office so we can provide detailed step-by-step instructions to avoid potential delays. For example, a color copy of a diploma can be copy certified by the University’s Registrar and a notary public. A color copy of a driver’s license can be signed and notarized in the state it originates from.
The most common type of documents that are copy certified are the following:
- Passports (US or Foreign)
- Driver’s License
- Utility Bill
- Vehicle Title
- Certificate of Naturalization (Copy certified by the local USCIS office)
Note: Vital record documents (birth, marriage, death, etc…) are not copy certified. Also, a background check issued by the FBI is not notarized and only processed in Washington, D.C.
Obtaining an apostille on certified color copy of a document 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.