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Miami Notary Service is the most reliable and leading  in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and in the South Florida area since 2007, which makes us experts in handling this type of documentation. Miami Notary Service processes all Apostilles via Fedex, thereby assuring that our clients’ documents will be handled in the most professional and reliable way. Providing the fastest possible turn-around of the documents.

What is an Apostille? (French for “notation”). In simple language, an Apostille is a Certificate of authenticity issued by the Florida Department of State of a Notarization, which renders such notarization”valid”for acceptance and legal use, for the benefit of the recipient in countries participating in the Hague Convention. This is an international treaty to facilitate international business among other things.

List of documents most commonly Apostilled:

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• Wills
• Photocopy Authentications (eg. passports & ID’s)
• Commercial documents
• Diplomas
• School records*
• Bills of sale
• Contracts
• Marriage certificates
• Birth certificates*
• Death certificates*
• Court documents*
• Police records
• Titles (Vehicles & Vessels)
• Corporation documents


*School records must be notarized by the issuing entity.
*Birth and Death certificates must be obtained from the office of Vital statistics and they must be signed by the state registrar.


1st. document, includes Fedex round trip overnight shipping door to door (in Florida), and state fees            $150.00.
Any additional Apostille documents thereafter cost                                                                                                   $50.00/each.
*Court Certified documents such as Marriages or divorce certificates have a $10.00 additional cost.
The turn around time is 48 hours from the time your documents arrive to the office of the State. When there is a need for the documents to be mailed back to the client, Miami Notary Service uses FedEx for the return of Apostilled documents.

The following is a list of countries that require Apostille authentications:

Albania Dominican Republic Lithuania  Saint Kitts and Nevis 
Andorra  Ecuador Luxembourg St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Antigua El Salvador Macao Samoa
Argentina Estonia Macedonia San Marino 
Armenia Fiji Malawi Sao Tome e Principe
Australia Finland Malta  Serbia
Austria France Marshall Islands Seychelles
Azerbaijan  Georgia Mauritius Slovakia
Bahamas Germany  Mexico  South Africa
Barbados Greece Moldova  South Korea
Belarus Grenada Monaco Spain 
Suriname Honduras Mongolia Swaziland
Belize Hong Kong Montenegro Sweden
Bosnia & Herzegovina Hungary Namibia Switzerland 
Botswana Iceland Nicaragua Tonga 
Brunei Darussalam India Netherlands Trinidad & Tobago
Bulgaria Ireland New Zealand Turkey
Cape Verde Israel Niue Ukraine
Colombia Italy Norway United Kingdom 
Costa Rica Japan Panama United States
Croatia Kazakhstan Peru Uruguay 
Cyprus Latvia Poland Vanuatu 
Czech Republic Lesotho Portugal Venezuela
Denmark Liberia Romania
Dominica  Liechtenstein  Russian Federation   


If the document you need authenticated and legalized is “not” in the list above, Miami Notary Service process as the documents must first be authenticated by the United States Department of State in order to be accepted at the corresponding embassy, therefore the processing time is also longer. Also the rates are different from the Apostille rates, as each embassy charges different fees for document authentications, and there are additional shipping fees associated with this type of documentation. Call us to consult your specific case.

In conclusion, whether the country you need the documents legalized for is an “Apostille” country or not, Miami Notary Service will resolve all your document authentication needs.

For more info about Apostilles call: (954) 830-7069