Viacheslav S. Kutuzov

International Apostille Agent & Notary Public of the State of New York

Phone: +1 646 837 4669 (also Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp)

55 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, New York 10006

Embassy/Consulate Legalization in the USA

Embassy/Consulate legalization is required when the document which originated in the United States shall be used in one of the following countries: 


Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar Burma, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Processing Specifics

Every Embassy or Consulate of each aforesaid country has its own specifics of processing legalization request. Before processing your request, we need to know the purpose of your document, whether it is business or private.  In most embassies/consulates the processing of business documents is charged with higher fees.

The types of procedures are also different. If you process your case via Embassy, your documents have to priorly be:

  • notarized

  • authenticated by a County Clerk (in some states this step is omitted since Secretary of State certifies the signature of the notary directly)

  • certified by the Secretary of State 

  • authenticated by the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Typically, the first three procedures may be accomplished within one business day. The last one (U.S. Authentication) may take up to four weeks and unfortunately may not be expedited.

If the legalization is processed via a consulate, in many cases no U.S. Authentication is required. We just need to notarize your document, authenticate it by the County Clerk and certify it in the office of the Secretary of State, where the document has been originated. 

Timeframe & Our Fees

We charge $100 for State legalization, which include notarization, County Clerck authentication and certification of the Secretary of State.

Embassy/Consulate legalization is charged with additional $100 fee plus Embassy/Consulate fee charged by the consular authorities. 

Consulate legalization is normally facilitated within 1-5 business days, while Embassy legalization may take from 4 weeks to several months.

For more information, please request free examination of your case.

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