As your Delaware Registered Agent, we can obtain an Apostille for any Delaware Certified Copy of a document if your business needs require this certification. An Apostille is a one page document issued under the Great Seal of the State of Delaware by the Secretary of State that is attached to a certified copy of a document such as your Certificate of Incorporation, for example. Many foreign countries require this document as evidence of Delaware Incorporation. Each document requires a separate Apostille.
Since October 15, 1981, the United States has been part of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an “Apostille.” The Apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.
State of Delaware fees for each Apostille – $30. Expedited processing per document within 24 hours – $40 extra; same day expedited processing – $50 extra. As your Delaware Registered Agent we charge a small processing fee of $25 per request of documents (not per document) plus the cost of courier delivery.