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APOSTILLE AUTHENTICATION
(3 Apostille Packages)

Diamond , Gold Package , Bronze

We work with the Secretary of State, United States Department of State and most Foreign Consulates to get the correct seal for your international documents.

We Provide

Apostille | Translation | Notary

What is an Apostille? 

An apostille is a certification on a public document that verifies the authenticity of a document's signature, seal, and or the official that certifies a public document. The Apostille ensures the document was issued or properly certified by an official in good standing. The Apostille is also known as a certificate of authentication. An apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the 1961 Hague Convention, which abolished the need for legalization for foreign public documents. This allows a document to be recognized as valid in another country if that country is a member of the Hague Convention.

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   Diamond Service   

{For Corporate Clients}

 

Executive Admins, Vice Presidents, Company Reps, Owners etc. 
Call 281-713-5485 and ask about Diamond Service.

Diamond Service is Designed for Commercial Firms:

  • Fastest turn arounds available

  • Concierge End to End Services

  • Priority Level Hand Delivery


Frequently used by Law firms, Attorneys, Oil Companies, Tech Companies, Engineering firms, and busy professionals that need the best times.

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  Apostille Gold Package  

7 Levels of Value within Gold Package

Estimated Cost $225.00 per Apostille

#1 In-Person Meeting with Apostille Specialist.   
Consultation is important. All of our Apostille specialist work on Apostille projects full-time as professionals not as a hobby. (DON'T trust your important documents to a random
P.O Box Virtual Address in Austin TX or elsewhere. That is a red flag and probably a "mail farm") 

Our specialist will meet with you in-person at our professional office or your location. 
The Specialist will answer all your questions about your specific situation. We will save you from lost mail, lost time, legal worries, and official-rejections. Your Apostille specialist will personally consult you and look over all your papers, with you, so that you avoid costly rejections from the U.S States or the foreign nation. Your time and important projects matter. If you're getting married in a foreign country the last thing you want is a problem with your paperwork.

#2 The Gold Guarantee.  
Gold Package customers get the gold-guarantee. We guarantee your documents will not be rejected by the issuing Government authority after we consult you on your document goals.
Our Gold package clients get a no-rejection guarantee we call "the gold guarantee" for the customer documents that are looked over by our Apostille specialist before we proceed with your order. We make sure that your document(s) won't get rejected by the state, federal or consulate authority and if your document(s) are rejected by the state, then we help you resubmit one more time at no additional cost to you (some exemptions apply). To qualify for Gold Guarantee all documents submitted should be authentic, correctly signed and dated where applicable, legal in nature and completely true in all their representations and claims, not stolen, and must be looked over by our Apostille specialist before customer makes a payment.

#3 Notarization.   (Optional).
We provide proper Texas notarizations on all your documents being submitted for Apostille or Legalization by our experienced Texas Notary Publics if required. Signers must be present before us with a valid USA identification. Notarization is needed on power of attorneys, Last Will and Testaments, General Letters, Forms, and Affidavits.
Most notary publics are not professionals and are part timers that rarely use their stamps. We all have an aunt that is a notary and doesn't even know why! (If you had it notarized already at a bank or by a friend then we will double check their work). Most notary's apply the wrong notarial certificate for documents meant for Apostille and therefore may disqualify your document meant for international use.

#4 Concierge Document Pickup   (Optional + Travel Fee)
Save the drive time and the hassle of traffic.

We will come to your location by appointment (Greater Houston area) to pickup and review your documents for Apostille seal.

#5 Choice of Delivery 
Office Pickup - (FREE)
USPS Priority/UPS Ground with Tracking: $20.00 option.
VIP Hand-Delivery: $50.00 option. 
Fedex Local/National: $40.00 option.
International DHL/FEDEX: *TBD $80-$180.00 depends on exact location.

 

#6 Timeline: Normal time vs Rush Expedite 

The Normal Processing time is around 10 business days for most Texas documents.

3day Rush: + $175.00

5day Rush: + $100.00

Rush days do not include weekends or holidays.

#7 Scans of Completed Apostille   (Optional with Gold or Diamond)

Scanning is $15 fee + $1.00 per page

We can digitally scan your Apostille and document then email it to you once it's ready.
* Customer MUST request this option at the start of the order.

PRICE

GOLD: was $249.00 

GOLD Package: $225.00

Bundle Rates Available for Multiple Documents (3+ Documents to qualify for bundle pricing).

 

A wise and powerful person said...

"I
 wouldn't go to court without a great lawyer

so I don't process important legal documents for international-use without
Houston Texas Mobile Notary & Apostille. They are the best for this work."

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Bronze Package 
Cheapest Price, Longest Wait, Mail Only

Must Include Mail-In Form

Click above to download the Mail In Form

to Include with your document(s) for Apostille Services.

#1 - Print the "Mail-In Form" and fill it out.

Mail-in your documents with the mail-in form with a TRACKING
shipper like FEDEX, USPS Priority or UPS Ground. 

Mail in the form along with your original documents that need the Apostille Seal. Your documents should be the original wet ink signed versions or official copy. Photocopies of signatures or notarizations may be rejected.
Email us your document tracking number to: Pay@HoustonTexasMobileNotary.com so we can keep a look out for your order.

 

#2 - After we receive it you will Make Payment
thru encrypted link or over the phone. We also accept US postal money order.

You must pay-in-full before service begins once we receive your document.
 

#3 - You will get your order returned via USPS mail or Fedex. 

- Mail in orders do not have the gold guarantee on rejections like the gold package. Ship at your own risk. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. If a mail in customer's documents are incorrect and rejected for any reason by the official government authority, that is the customer's full responsibility and there will be no refunds for such reasons. Mail in customers face a no refunds at your own risk service.

Notarizations can not be performed through mail and are not provided without an in-person meeting. 

If you want consultation please go with the Gold Package. If your document is rejected by the issuing authority you may receive a rejection letter explaining why at our discretion. We will forward the rejection letter to you only if we are provided a rejection letter by the issuing authority. We are not held responsible for lost or undelivered mail even if the carrier claims that it was delivered.


Why do we offer Mail in?
Our firm has been copied by so many mom and pop places in Austin and elsewhere that are not qualified to provide knowledgable services.
Recently we've had to include this mail service as a response to their cheap mail-only service for that type of customer. *This option can be a good fit for some customers looking to simply get the cheapest price possible and are willing to take the risk of mailing important documents without consultation.

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(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions:
 

What is an Apostille? (pronounced APO-STEEL) 

An apostille is a certification on a public document that verifies the authenticity of a document's signature, seal, and or the official that certifies a public document. The Apostille ensures the document was issued or properly certified by an official in good standing. The Apostille is also known as a certificate of authentication. An apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the 1961 Hague Convention, which abolished the need for legalization for foreign public documents. This allows a document to be recognized as valid in another country if that country is a member of the Hague Convention.


The Apostille seal authentication is an international authority that is sealed with your document which allows the receiving nation/country to be assured that the document itself has went thru a process of validation, legalization, notarization and or authentication. The Apostille is not a notary. The Apostille Seal created by the international treaty of the Hague Convention on private law on October 5th, 1961 which specifies the rules for Apostille. In working terms the Apostille is used to create trust and surety between foreign government divisions concerning public documents and allows them to have some assurance that the document they are receiving is valid, legal and authentic. 

Can I trust your company? (How do I know I will get my document back)

We are honored to be the highest rated Apostille firm in all of Texas.
Take a look at our Google business page to check out what our clients
have to say about their experience with us. HTMN Google Business Page.


What is the Cost of Gold Package? (See Apostille Price)
There are 5 main factors that determine our Gold Apostille price estimates.
The government entities legally involved and their filing fees, the time it takes our experts
to work on your file, and the work that is required all play a role in how much we charge up front.

 

Price of Gold Package:

  • 1. What type of document you need an Apostille on?
    (ex. Power of Attorney/Death Certificate/Diploma/Corporate Document etc..)

  • 2. Which country is the Apostille for?
    (Where is it going? ex. Germany, India etc..)
    Here is a List of Apostille Hague Convention Countries.

    Which government are you addressing and what are their rules.

  • 3. Where do the document originates from?
    (Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee etc.)

  • 4. How many documents do you have in total?
    (one document vs. four documents)

  • 5. Do you need it back fast?
    Normally it takes the government, at least,
    20-40 business days to process one document.
    We get it in 10 days or less

  • We Can RUSH your order.


Price Estimate of Gold is $225.00 for most documents.

Comes with Gold Guarantee.

 

Rush Options


RUSH Options of 5 day or 3 day (Gold/Diamond Only)
 

If you need the document back faster than the 10 business day turnaround we offer

5day or 3day turn arounds also. Rush is available for most documents (some restrictions apply) but not all documents have the ability to be rushed because they may not be allowed to do so (like federal documents can't be done in 3 days).
 

The normal processing time is controlled by two major factors, what type
of document you have and what country is going to and what state it's from.

As an example, a document from the FBI involves more steps and has more rules to follow than a document from Texas state or a power of attorney. Out of state documents always take a little longer than Texas Documents. If your document originates in Texas it can usually be completed quicker than a document from out of state like California or New York. Ask us and we will tell you when to expect your completion.

No Rush Average Completion Time
There really is no average completion time because each document is different, For most local Texas documents you will have it back in your hands in about 10 days or less.

The mail in only option (cheapest option) will take longer. Processing does not happen on weekends, state and federal holidays because governments are closed on holidays. Federal documents or Consulate/Embassy Legalizations have an entirely different timeline. Call to inquire.


Consulate/Embassy Legalization

We work with the The U.S Department of State in Washington D.C, and
All foreign consulates and embassy offices for document legalization (located in the USA) .
Our relationships and experience get y
our documents done as fast as possible with no time wasting errors or road blocks. Trying to do legal document work on your own can cost you extra time and costly errors. Don't end up on the wrong side of a government list. Have professionals like us do the right things for you.



Document FAQs

School Transcripts - Apostille requires that all original transcripts first be notarized with the proper notarial certificate from either the school registrar or by the owner. Our notary can notarize a copy of your diploma or transcript. The receiving country may have a preference so ask them if you're not sure about registrar vs owner. If you would like for us to arrange and Notarize the transcripts for you please call now to speak with a specialist. 

*We are willing to meet with your registrar and perform the notarization

at any school in greater Houston Texas and surrounding areas for a travel courier fee.


Marriage Certificates 
If you do not yet have your marriage certificate then all marriage certificates should be obtained from the county clerk's office where it was issued. All vital records must be an original or "certified copy". Photocopies are not acceptable for any state or county issued record (accept driver's license or passport copy) not to be confused with a photocopy.

Birth/Death Certificates
(Order your Birth Certificate from the County Clerk or VitalCheck)
  

You will need an original or certified copy (not a photocopy) of your birth/death certificate from the county clerk or city vital records where they were issued. Do no not provide birth or death certificates. The County does. Do not go online to order these vital records. Call the county clerk's office of the county of origin. Ask them directly about how to mail or pickup your documents to avoid scams.

Corporate Articles of Incorp/Business Documents
Cost are different for Corporate Documents because they are a more involved process. Things like Certificate of Fact, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Status, EIN, Franchise Tax documents etc take a different process. PLEASE CALL FOR THIS OPTION. Most Texas Business/Corporation documents require newly "certified" copies before they can be Apostille. We will handle all of this for you.

 

 

THE HAGUE CONVENTION  

The Apostille is for documents used in The Hague Convention list.
Click here to see a list of all the countries that subscribe to the Apostille Hague Convention.

All other countries are issued an Authentication letter of authority which is often considered an equivalent authentication to the APOSTILLE.

 

We work by Appointment

Payments Accepted

  • Exact Cash

  • Credit-Card (ALL BRANDS)

  • Debit-Card

  • Zelle

  • Post Office Money Orders


(No Personal Checks)

Our Headquarters Office:

5614 1st Street

Katy Texas 77493

By Appointment Only
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Client agrees to all terms and conditions set forth here by delivering his or her documents in our possession (including email, fax, mail or by hand) and or by making payment to us. Service Terms & Conditions: The customer(s) are known above and hereafter as client. Houston Texas Mobile Notary, or its agents, are known above and hereafter as HTMN. Client hereby subscribes and acknowledges that he or she is at least 18 years old and has the authority to give possession of the documents described above to HTMN or its agents. Client is fully responsible if the client does not have the legal authority to give possession of the documents described above. Full payment for service estimates is due up front. HTMN will not be held liable for any lost, stolen or damaged documents for any reason. Client releases and delivers possession of document(s) at client’s own risk. If any government department, official or agent, rejects your document(s) because of their own policies, HTMN or its agents will not be held responsible or liable for the Apostille rejection. All money, fees, and or currency deposits to HTMN and or its agents are non-refundable. Client agrees that HTMN reserves the right to cure, or not, any errors or omissions made by us at our own discretion. All upfront money, fees, and or currency deposits charged to the client are a retainer for HTMN services to be rendered. The service fee retainer is defined here as the firm or its agent’s travel, courier services, knowledge bases, and overall professional help. Final charges to the client may be higher than initial retainer. Client hereby agrees that HTMN will notify the client by phone, email or text message if the final charges increase above the retainer, before proceeding with the services. Therefore client agrees to confirm or cancel services from HTMN based on notice of increased fees. Client must respond within 3 hours of notice of increased final charges. If client does not respond to increased cost notice, within 3hrs of notice, client hereby acknowledges and confirms increased charges by default. Final balance incurred for services rendered will be due upon final delivery of the above listed documents. Any fees charged are not for notarizations.

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