Embassy Legalization & Apostille for Exports

Embassy legalization is a cumbersome requirement that is always changing. To help navigate this and have your documentation completed The American World Trade Chamber of Commerce is equipped to do full end to end processing so that you are returned a finalized document. The AWTCC seeks to provide turnkey solutions for documentation where our goal is to ensure no further processing is required on your side. All stamps, signatures, and seals are evaluated and authenticated which allows easy custom clearance 

What are Embassy Legalizations? 

  • Embassy legalization is a cumbersome requirement that is always changing. To help navigate this and have your documentation completed The American World Trade Chamber of Commerce is equipped to do full end to end processing so that you are returned a finalized document. The AWTCC seeks to provide turnkey solutions for documentation where our goal is to ensure no further processing is required on your side.

What is the Apostlle Convention?

  • This convention abolishes the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents that facilitates the use of public documents abroad. 

 

What is the purpose of legalizations?

  • Certain countries, primarily countries that are non- signatories to the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents, require commercial documents to be legalized by the countries’ US Embassy or Consulate. Depending on invoice value, embassy fees can run into thousands of dollars in some countries, so exporters must be aware of these requirements. The most common countries requiring embassy or consulate legalization include: Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Paraguay, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Qatar, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

  • Please see our legalization requirements page per necessary country for special requirements and allotted time frames.

What is the purpose of apostlles?

  • The purpose of the convention is to abolish the traditional requirement of legalisation, replacing the often long and costly legalisation process with the issuance of a single apostille certificate by a competent authority in the place where the document originates.

 

How will you receive your documents from us? How to register your company?

  • If you have not yet done so, please register your company using our registration form. Once you receive a login you may login directly on our website. All legalization requirements will have a processing time frame so please be sure to submit your application to us as soon as possible and we will do our best to get them to you as soon as possible. Once completed, you will be sent a physical copy by courier. 

How will our documents clear customs?

  • The American World Trade Chamber of Commerce holds a worldwide accreditation by the International Chamber of Commerce. This means the team has met rigorous requirements which is recognized and approved by customs allowing you to pass through quickly and efficiently.

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Email: legalization@awtcc.org

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