Documents need to be legalized for a variety of reasons. Some firms need a certificate of good standing when opening an international office. Certain Federal documents such as IRS transcripts and FBI background checks need to be authenticated by the US Department of State. Others may need marriage certificates or power of attorney documents legalized.
The actual process required to legalize each of these types of documents varies based on factors such as
the type of document and what country the document will be used in. Is the country part of the Hague Convention? Need a document leglalized for China? The process in China differs from the process involved for legalizing documents for United Arab Emirates, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia but don't worry, we have everything laid out for you on our website so it's easy to understand. Our goal is to make your job a little easier and we think our website is helping.
Download our easy to understand flowchart to see what steps you will need to process your document. Our goal is to make your job easier. We hope you'll find this flowchart to be useful.