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Apostilles

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APOSTILLE ASSISTANCE SERVICES

My San Antonio Mobile Notary is a Certified Apostille Agent / private agency specializing in Texas Apostille processing and courier services for all Texas Counties.

Apostille and Authentication/Certification processing services are also provided for all 50 states.

My San Antonio Mobile Notary serves as an “agent” offering customers/clients personal assistance in obtaining Apostilles and or Authentications/Certifications.

Assistance is provided in processing Apostilles and/or Authentications/Certification requests for both Hauge and non-member Hauge countries.

My San Antonio Mobile Notary is not affiliated with the Secretary of State of Texas or any, local, state or federal government agency.  We do not “issue Apostilles and/or Authentications/Certifications”, however, we can assist with the process of your requests and provide courier services (for Texas Apostille).

**Please note:  I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas and may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice. If you have any “legal” questions, please consult an attorney prior to contacting My Texas Apostille Services for Apostille and or Authentication/Certification processing services.

Apostilles and Certifications only certify to the authenticity of the signature of the official who signed the document, the capacity in which that official acted, and when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears. The Apostille or Certification does not validate the contents of the document.

The Secretary of State authenticates signatures only on documents issued signed by a notary public or the following public officials and their deputies:

  • County Clerks, Registrar-Recorder
  • Court Administrators of the Superior Court
  • Executive Clerks of the Superior Court
  • Officers whose authority is not limited to any particular county
  • Executive Officers of the Superior Court
  • Judges of the Superior Court
  • Notaries Public
  • State Officials

FAQs

The list below includes federal documents and documents which may require authentication by the US Department of State:

Personal Documents:

  • Marriage Licenses, Divorce agreements, Divorce Decree
  • Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates
  • Single Status to Marry, No record of a Marriage
  • Criminal Record – Criminal Background Check
  • FBI Criminal Background Check (Federal Document)
  • Local Police, Sheriff’s Department, etc…
  • Power of Attorney – General, Special, Finance, Real Estate etc.
  • Notarized copies of Passport, Affidavits, and other documents
  • Papers for Adoption purposes
  • Transcripts (High School, College, University, or any other issuing agency)
  • Diploma, Degree Certificates, Graduation Records
  • Permission to Travel, Consent by Parent(s) to travel with Minor Children
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Federal Document)

Business / Corporate Documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation
  • Merger Agreements
  • Authorization letter for Bank, Finance, Office, and related company matters
  • Certificates of Amendment
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Power of Attorney
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • Corporate Resolution
  • Certification of Free Sale
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Corporate Forms
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreement in Foreign Companies
  • Business Letter of Invitation

For more information please
call us at (210) 343-5007 or
email:  phyllis@mysamobilenotary.com

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is a form of certification set out in the 1961 Hague Convention, to which the United States became a subscriber in 1981. It is a form of numbered fields, which allows the data to be understood by the receiving country regardless of the official language of the issuing country.

What does an Apostille do?

The object of the Apostille is to “abolish the requirement of diplomatic or consular legalization for foreign public documents”. The completed Apostille certifies the authenticity of the signature, the capacity in which the person signing the document has acted, and identifies the seal/stamp which the document bears.

How do I obtain an Apostille?

Due to the complexity of handling varying documents, My San Antonio Mobile Notary provides assistance in obtaining the Apostille Certificate of your behalf. It is not just a case of supplying the original document and the Apostille Certificate gets issued but rather a document is handled depends on what signatures or seals of authority it contains, country of intended use etc. Many documents will require additional certification prior to the issue of the Apostille Certificate. My San Antonio Mobile Notary can provide advice on this and deal with any additional certification required on your behalf. Utilizing our service has many benefits, one of which is speed of service; the second is to ensure your document is issued with the Apostille Certificate on the first attempt.

What kind of documents do I need an Apostille for?

The Apostille may be obtained to transmit public documents executed in one subscribing country to another subscribing country wherein the documents need to be produced. The Hague Convention defines ‘public documents’ as:

  1. those originating in a court, clerk of a court, public prosecutor or process server,
  2. administrative documents,
  3. notarial acts,
  4. official certificates placed on documents

These types of ‘public documents’ would include birth/death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, school transcripts and diplomas/degrees, among others.

APOSTILLE FEES

Below is a list of Apostille fees and services:

  • Concierge pickup & delivery of documents requiring Texas Apostille service for clients in Bexar County, Comal County and Guadalupe County.
  • Documents are hand carried to Texas Secretary of State’s Office (Rush Service & Ovenighted Documents only).
  • We wait for your documents to be apostilled, and either hand deliver (rush service – Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe county residents) or mail back to you.
  • Eliminate the worry of lost documents, lengthy processing times or costly mistakes.
  • Mailing tracking services for overnighted and priority mail documents.
  • Real-time customer support during normal business hours.

Most documents requiring an apostille are mailed to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. This method can take up to 10 business days or longer to complete.   If documents are incorrect, misplaced or lost, the process can take even longer. My San Antonio Mobile Notary will pick up your documents from you (Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties only), and hand carry your documents to the Texas Secretary of State’s Office, eliminating the need to wait up to 10 business days or longer to receive your apostilled documents. Apostilled documents will be hand delivered back to you. **

** Document pick-up and delivery services are only available in Bexar, Comal & Guadalupe Counties. Other areas must use mail-in service (either regular mail or overnight services).

Rush Pickup and Delivery Service of Texas Apostille Service for Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe Counties

  • Texas Documents Requiring only a Texas Apostille: 3 – 4 business days Service from pick-up to delivery
  • $335.00 for first document
  • $175.00 for second document with same signature
  • $125.00 for third and each additional document with same signature

***Overnighted Documents sent to My San Antonio Mobile Notary

  • ***Overnighted Texas Documents requiring only a Texas Apostille: 5- 7 business days from day we receive your documents.
  • $250.00 for first document
  • $175.00 for second and each additional document with same signature
  • ****Overnighted Documents requiring an Apostille from another state (other than Texas): 5- 7 business days from day we receive your documents.
  • $285.00 for first document
  • $175.00 for second and each additional document with same signature

***Overnighted Documents sent to My San Antonio Mobile Notary  – Once documents are Apostilled they will be overnighted back to client.

Regular Mail Documents sent to My San Antonio Mobile Notary

  • Regular Mail Documents requiring only a Texas Apostille: 9- 10 business days from day we receive your documents (add $50 for other states).
  • $195.00 for first document
  • $95.00 for second and each additional document with same signature
  • Documents will be processed through regular mail.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL FEES MUST BE PAID WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR DOCUMENTS

All United States mailing fees are included in all fees listed above.

Additional Fee For International shipping and handling: starts @ $95.00.

CALL ABOUT FEES FOR URGENT SERVICES
(24 -72 hour turnaround – Texas  Apostille only)

Does your document need to be translated?  **We also offer USCIS Compliant Certified Translation Services.  (**third party vendors are used to perform this service – additional fee required for translation services)

Fees listed above apply to State Apostille Services only.  For information about fees and services for document Authentication and Apostille services requiring US Embassy and Department of State of processing, call (210) 343-5007, or (877) 955-2237.  You can also send an email request to:  phyllis@mysamobilenotary.com.

Mailing Address:  17460 Ih 35 N Ste 430 PMB 421,  Schertz, TX 78154-1462 .

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