Frequently Asked Questions
Massachusetts corporate and federal documents are acceptable for the apostille service. We may provide expedited authentication services for Massachusetts certifications from the MA Secretary of State within just one business day. Please contact our customer service for confirmation first.
Massachusetts Apostille is acceptable for all types of documents destined for use in one of the Hague Convention Participating Countries.
Documents issued by a different state cannot be apostilled by the State of Massachusetts. They must be apostilled from the same issuing state. Documents issued by the federal government for individuals or companies located in Massachusetts must obtain the Apostille from the U.S. Department of State.
Providing your application is in order, we will review your documents for notary compliance and then proceed to the appropriate government office to complete the application. Once the document is apostilled, you can pick it up in person or pre-pay for FedEx or UPS to deliver it back to you anywhere in the world.
Economy Service: 3–8 Business Days
Express Service: 1-2 Business Days
The short answer is that it depends on their volume and staffing levels, usually 1–3 weeks.
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The process can take from 3 to 6 weeks.
Upon job completion, you will be notified so you can either pickup in person at our Tewksbury, MA, location or arrange for shipping in the US and overseas via FedEx or Express Mail. We can also scan a copy into your email account.
The State of Massachusetts can only apostille documents signed by an MA state public official. Such as:
- Apostille for Massachusetts Notaries Public Documents.
- Apostille for Town Clerks documents.
- Apostille for Local Registrars of Vital Statistics Documents.
- Apostille for Clerks and Assistant Clerks of the Superior and Probate Courts documents.
- Apostille for Commissioners of Massachusetts State Agencies documents.
Apostille certificates do not have an expiration date. The apostille certificate will have a date of issue, but it does not ‘run out’ or ‘expire’. In most circumstances, an apostille should be accepted at any time after the issue. However, there are some circumstances when a recent apostille may be requested on a document.
You can mail your documents to our office address below. Please make sure you use FedEx, Express Mail, or UPS to ship your documents to us.
Once your apostilled documents are returned to our office from the government office, we will notify you by phone or email right away.
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Yes, you may. The procedure would be the same as if done in the United States. You prepare all the forms and fingerprints, fill out the online application, create orders, and submit all the forms.
Yes, even with State and Federal staff shortage delays, we can still provide some sort of rush service. No one gets it done faster. Check with us to see if your state’s documents can be rushed.
Even during the pandemic crisis, we have been operating at a high level. We believe we are the best, most reliable, and most affordable, and we make the process easy for our clients. We offer rush services in states where it is available, like MA, RI, FL, NH, and CT.
Once the apostille is complete, you can forward your documents anywhere in the world via FedEx, UPS, or Post Office.
Refunds are only issued for jobs that are not already dispatched and will be limited to the balance after all company expenses are paid. If the service you paid was, for example, $200 and we spent $120.00 on labor, courier, and transportation expenses, your refund will be limited to the balance of $80.00. If you cancel service before any work is done and with appropriate notice, a full refund will be issued within 5 business days.
We do provide the Apostille for these documents, but not the FBI background checks themselves. Please find below a list of approved FBI channelers to assist in that process. Give them our address for Apostille or order a digital copy and email it. They may provide another Apostille service; however, we will likely give you the best price and service.
Yes, we use FedEx, UPS, and Express Mail. Please email us the name, address, and telephone number of the place where we are sending the documents for an accurate shipping quote.
Our service fees range from $129.95 to $199.95, depending on the nature of the apostille and the speed of the processing.
Yes, for large jobs of 4 apostilles or more, we offer discounted rates that can be billed on a case-by-case basis.
Our Headquarters are at
1215 Main St., Unit 115.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
United States Of America