Apostille Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention and any official document destined for this country must be “authenticated” before they can be recognized as valid. An Apostille is the simplified certification of documents (including notarizations), for their international use in all nations that have joined the Hague Apostille Convention. The main function of the Apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document (ie: State Registrar, County Clerk, Judge, Vital Records Officer or Notary Public among many others).
An apostille is required on US issued documents to be recognized in Dominican Republic.
Such documents can range from:
- Birth, marriage or death records or certificates,
- Educational documents, such as High School Diplomas, University degrees, transcripts,
- Background Checks (Local, State, FBI)
- Powers of Attorney and other legal papers.
- Divorce Decrees,
- Single Status Affidavits,
- Background Checks (Local, State, FBI),
- Copy of Passport, Driver License, etc,
- Travel Consent Letters
- Articles of Incorporation
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Corporate Power of Attorney
- Commercial Invoices
- and many more.
Please remember that in the United States, each state issues apostilles for its own documents. Therefore the apostille must be obtained in the US state where the document was issued (I.e. birth certificate issued by the New York City Department of Health must be apostilled by the New York State Department of State)