Same Day Process Has Been Working with the State Department to Authenticate and Legalize Documents for Many Years
We are well-versed in the process of documents legalized or authenticated, making us the smart choice for your Washington D.C. embassy filing needs.
Please contact the Embassy and verify their procedures before sending the documents to us for legalization or authentication. Contact us for a quote, as this service requires an hourly rate.
Here are some helpful links to get you started:
Mail, Not Urgent Instructions:
Check if an authentication certificate or an apostille is needed.
Plan ahead. The average processing time for mail-in requests is approximately 12 business days from the date of receipt by the Office of Authentications.
Review the certification requirements for each of your document(s).
What to include when you request authentications by mail:
A completed Request of Authentications Service DS-4194 form – specify the document’s country of use in Section 4
The document(s) requiring authentication services
One self-addressed, prepaid envelope for return of your document (don't include FedEx)
Address to be delivered via mail::
Office of Authentications
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1206
Sterling, VA 20166-1206
Please contact the Embassy and verify their procedures before sending the documents to us for legalization or authentication.
Foreign Embassies with offices in Washington, D.C.
- Costa Rica
- Federal Republic of Germany
- General-Costa Rica
- Great Britian
- El Salvado
- Kingdom of Bahrain
- Marshall Islands
- Republic of Armenia
- Republic of Benin
- Republic of Congo
- Republic of Kenya
- Republic of Namibia
- Republic of Slovenia
- Republic of Turkey
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- State of Qatar
- The Bahamas
- The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab of Emirates
- Embassies and links on Findlaw.co