Ordering with domestic incorporation service packages An Apostille or Certified Copy with gold seal cannot be added to our Basic, Standard or Complete Incorporation Services via our online order form. Contact our Incorporation Specialists to order by phone or to add an Apostille to an existing order.
Ordering after incorporation is complete If an Apostille or Certified Copy with gold seal is ordered after the incorporation of your business is complete, you may also need to pay an additional fee, which varies by state, to obtain the state-issued document you wish to have apostillized.
An Apostille is a method of certifying a document for use in another country pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention. With certification by Apostille or gold seal, your Articles of Incorporation (for corporations) or Articles of Organization (for limited liability companies) are entitled to recognition in the country of intended use, and no additional certification or legalization by the embassy or consulate of the foreign country where the document is to be used is required.
Please note, certain countries require a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with an appropriate gold seal instead of an apostillized copy.
An apostillized copy of the Articles of Incorporation (for corporations) or Articles of Organization (for limited liability companies) is often required to open a bank account in another country for business that is incorporated in the United States.