USDS Authentications or federal apostilles are performed by US Department of State, Authentication office located in Washington D.C only.Secretary of States can not issue apostille on federally issued documents.
Some example of such documents are FBI issued reports, Food and Drug Administration issued documents,USPTO issued patent documents, EPA and USDA issued documents, USCIS and Federal Court issued documents.
These documents are not notarized.
We attend at US Department of State in Washington D.C every day to submit documents personally on behalf of our clients. Typical processing time at USDS Authentication office is 4-6 working days. Whereas, any document submitted by mail to them can take upto 2-3 weeks. Contact us for your USDS Authentication and Apostille needs. We can complete the apostille process on your documents in a safe manner whether you are located in United States or overseas and ship worldwide with DHL.
We can also arrange courier pick up of your documents from your address in US or elsewhere, in case you need assistance with shipping the documents to our office. Please contact us for the shipping price quote and to arrange this service for you.
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