Apostille Illinois Documents

states_r1_c1Your certification needs will be met by SOS Apostilles where we specialize in handling all requests to apostille Illinois documents. We help lead you through the apostille preparation process and help with all the documentation that is required for Illinois documents. We are experts in the field and know exactly what is required to get the correct certification for your important documents quickly.

To apostille Illinois documents proper steps should be followed. Documents from the state of Illinois must be certified by a professional that is recognized by the Secretary of State of Illinois. The certification process is quick and easy if it is done with a professional with the kind of experience and knowledge that you will find at SOS Apostilles.

There are two steps that are needed to apostille Illinois documents:

    1. Check that the country where you intend to use your documents is a part of the Hague Convention. Here is the list of countries.
    2. Complete and Submit your forms to SOS Apostilles!. Instructions are available on the forms page.


Helpful Info – Apostille Illinois documents

When a document is to go to a foreign country, it is often necessary to have the notariza​tion or official certification authenticated. Many countries call this an apostille.

Authenticating a Vital Record

When you need to authenticate a vital record (birth/death certificate, marriage or dissolution of marriage certificate, etc.), first you should get a certified copy of the record from the county clerk, local registrar or Illinois Department of Public Health / Vital Records Division. Divorce decrees must be a certified copy from the circuit clerk of the court where the divorce was granted. Do not notarize these types of documents.

Translating documents

Documents that need to be translated must be notarized on the translated document which must be signed by the translator in the presence of the notary. The original document would then be submitted along with the notarized translation for authentication.

Authenticating a Transcript or Diploma

When a transcript or diploma needs to be authenticated for use in another country, the authorities in those countries typically require students’ records to first be certified by the school or university and then authenticated by the state. To do this, the applicant must have the person in charge of the records, which is usually the Registrar or Principal, certify and sign the record with a Notary Public present who notarizes that statement. The notarized transcript or diploma can then be apostilled by a certified professional.

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