Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS AUTHENTICATION?

Document authentication or document attestation is the process that establishes the authorship or origin of a certain document such as school degrees, marriage certificates, birth certificates …etc 

WHY DO I NEED TO DO IT?

Foreign governments and organizations sometimes require that documents be authenticated before they are accepted.

What are the advantages of using Authenticate 4 Me?

We are able to do the authentication process in the shortest amount of time. In addition, we will process your documents correctly. Often times, the authentication procedures change and we are able to keep up with those changes and meet the requirements set by all embassies. 

WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN AUTHENTICATE4ME HELP ME WITH?

Here is a list of documents Authenticate4Me can help you process.:

  • Degrees
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Power of Attorney
  • Court Documents
  • Cooperate Documents  such as: Certificate of Origin, Meeting Minutes, Tax Documents…etc
  • Federal Government Documents such as: FBI Background Checks, Department of Justice Document, …etc

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AUTHENTICATION?

There are two types of authentication. It all depends on the country where the document will be used in.
The first kind of authentication is done for countries that have signed the Hague Convention Treaty. This kind of authentication is called an Apostille

The second kind of authentication is done for countries that have not signed the Hague Convention Treaty. This kind of authentication is called Certification

WHAT IS THE PROCESSING TIME?

Authenticate4me expedites the authentication process with the offices of the Secretary of State in all the states, the State Department, the Consulates and Embassies. The processing time depends on the type of document. Email us with the type of document you want to authenticate and we will provide you with the processing time.

WHAT IS THE FEE FOR THE SERVICE?

The service fee depends on the kind of documents and the country where its going to be used in.  Contact us and tell us the kind of document and where it is going to be used in and we will email you a quote.

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