Document Certification and Apostille
Obtain an apostille or Secretary of State certification of your corporate documents.
- We prepare and submit your request for corporate documents.
- Our local filing office expedites your order as needed to meet your deadlines.
- Access our full-service corporate filing and document retrieval services.
Apostille, Authentication, and Certification for Use Abroad
When doing business in countries abroad, you may be required to obtain authentication of corporate documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Evidence of Merger, and other filings. Harbor Compliance will hand-deliver your certification request to the State, and send you the issued document electronically for immediate use.
Working With Us
Same business-day processing
We understand that your business transactions cannot wait. When you place your order, we begin the process of obtaining your apostille or certification within one business day at no extra charge.
Locally Filed, Always
In most states, you must request an apostille or certification by mail, or in person. We use our local office to obtain your apostille in person, saving you time, and getting your document fast.
Obtaining Certified Copies or Certificates
In most states, you must submit a certified copy of your corporate documents in order to obtain an apostille or certification. If you have not obtained the required copies or certificates, Harbor Compliance makes it easy. We can obtain copies and certificates fast, so that you can get your certification when you need it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you can transact business in many countries abroad, you may be required to obtain authentication of corporate documents, including Articles of Incorporation, Evidence of Merger, and other filings. This process is known as “authentication,” “legalization,” and “certification.”
Certification is a type of authentication used for those countries that do not participate in the Hague Convention. Countries that do participate in the Hague Convention use the term “apostille.”
Related Filing Services
We serve as your registered agent. Appointing a registered agent is required by law. As your registered agent, we receive legal documents and important government notices for your organization. Our service also provides privacy and added protections. Registered agent service can be renewed or cancelled anytime.