When you need a file authenticated, you need to use an Apostille Service. These documents should be legal files that have been authorized by a notary public or other state authorities. You may need Apostille Service if you prepare to utilize the paper in an international country.
Apostilization of documents can be a difficult process in Massachusetts. In most cases, you will need to obtain an original, certified copy of the document you are required to apostille. Once obtained, the original document will have to be submitted to the issuing office of authentications, such as the Secretary of State or the US State Dept, for apostille.
Obtaining a Massachusetts apostille involves the process that verifies your document is a true copy of the original and verifies the identity of the Massachusetts Notary Agent. This process is recognized and agreed upon by the countries that are members of the Hague Convention of 1961. If your document destination country is not a member, then you must follow the legalization process of authenticating your documents.
I was looking to apostille my birth certificate for a Visa application overseas, it was hard to find a reliable apostille service in the Lowell MA area. Luckily my school teacher has used Neighborhood Parcel before for similar service and I was glad he recommended them. I called 978-851-0199 and spoke to the staff who was very friendly and walked me through the entire process. I thought the apostille will cost me an arm and leg but I was pleasantly surprised that it was under 100 bucks!
Documents originating from the State of Massachusetts are processed directly from the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office. Please note that your documents will receive an Apostille from the State of Massachusetts in accordance with their guidance and subject to their acceptance of the application.