When is an Apostille needed?
When you need to send or authenticate important documents internationally, an apostille is needed and must be validated, sealed and signed by a notary public on the correct document(s) so that it can be accepted in a foreign country.
Full-Service Chicago Apostille Services
Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, POAs, real estate transactions, or any other document issued by a federal agency or certified by an American or foreign consul.
Failure to do so correctly will invalidate your documents and will be denied by the foreign country receiving said documents.
Therefore working with an experienced Notary Public such as Illinois Notary Pros who is familiar with Illinois Apostilles is critical to ensure your documents are processed smoothly and accepted by the receiving country.
Why does Chicago hire us to handle apostilles? Because we attain the apostille from the Illinois Secretary of State Office in Chicago and hand deliver it to you signed and ready to go. Hassle-Free & Super Convenient
Documents we can Apostille for you
Sale of Property
Articles of Incorporation
Power of Attorney
International Real Estate
We are authorized to officially notarize any of these and more, plus attain an apostille for you!
Common Questions About Apostilles
Yes! An apostille for a birth certificate is a common request we get. We can certainly help you with an apostille if you need to send authenticated birth certificate to a foreign country.
Depending on the time of day and day of week can vary greatly how long it takes for your apostille to finalize. We try to organize all apostille requests into one trip in order to speed up the process. Please contact us first if you are in need of an emergency apostille by calling (847) 489-7446 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the USA is part of the of the 1961 Hague Convention, any country that is part of this treaty will accept your Illinois apostille. We commonly receive requests for Mexico, Canada, Philippines, Czech Republic and many more.
You can find the full list of participating countries here
You can request an Apostille by mail or walk-in service from the Illinois Secretary of State Office in Chicago, IL. Mail in processing time can take between 7 to 14 business days, while walk-in service can be processed in a matter of hours on a first come, first served basis.
This is why we offer this vital service to avoid long wait periods and mistakes.
If a mistake is found in your apostille from attempting this on your own, you would have to repeat the process all over again. Costing you more time and unnecessary headaches.
Apostilles From Chicago, Illinois
To Countries Around The World
As a top Apostille Agent in Chicago, IL we have sent countless apostilles to any country that's part of the Hague convention.
We make attaining an apostille seamless and headache-free - saving you time and money!
Don't know how to begin the process? Call us or send a request below and see how painless and efficient it is to get an apostille for you.