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.
(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions:
What is an Apostille? (pronounced APO-STEEL)
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? (Apostille Price)
There are 5 main factors that determine Apostille price estimates.
The government entities legally involved, 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.
1. What type of document you need Apostilled.
(ex. Power of Attorney/Death Certificate/Diploma/Corporate Document etc..)
3. Where do the document originates from?
(Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky etc.)
4. How many documents do you need Apostille seals for, in total?
(one document vs. four documents)
5. Do you need it back fast?
Normally it takes the government, at least,
8-12 business days to process one document.
We can get your documents completed in as little as 48hrs for a Rush fee!
*Apostille base price starts at $195.00 per Apostille.
(This includes normal processing and return mail tracking).
Rush Completion Services
We provide RUSH SERVICE for most local documents.
We can rush most documents to the front of the line and complete them in 1-3 days instead of 8 business days.
Keep in mind the normal processing time is 8 business days working Monday - Friday.
24hrs is not always possible depending on what type of document you have and what is required. Most rush clients ask for a 3-5 business days rush.
The normal processing time is controlled by two major factors, what type
of document you have and what country it's going to. As an example, a document from the FBI
may involve more steps and have more authentication laws to follow than a document from your company or state. If your document originates in Texas it can usually be completed quicker than a document from out of state like California or New York.
We do NOT offer same-day services for non-commercial clients.
We need at least 48hours or more in most cases.
(normal processing is around 8 business days)
Normal completion time
8-12 business days is the normal (no-rush) processing time.
We work with the The U.S Department of State, foreign consulate and embassy offices for document legalization. Our relationships and experience get your 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.
"Don't go to court without a lawyer. Don't process important documents for international use without us."
Ask your representative for more details.
Just Call 281-713-5485
General Apostille FAQs
School Transcript Apostille requires that all original transcripts first be notarized with the proper notarial certificate
from the school registrar or our notary can notarize a copy of your diploma or transcript. We can process the Apostille seal after notarization that we provide.
If you would like for us to arrange and Notarize the transcripts for you please call now.
*We are willing to meet with your registrar and perform the notarization
at any school in Houston Texas or surrounding areas for a travel and courier fee.
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 "certified copy". Not to be confused with a photocopy of an original.
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.
Some Texas Business/Corporation documents require newly "certified" copies from the issuing State before they can be Apostilled. We take care of this for you.
The country you need the Apostille for should be on the Hague Convention list.
Click here to find out.
All work is scheduled by appointment only.
Call 281-713-5485 to Book an Apostille
We can also come to you.
Travelling Service & Courier
We can pick up all documents for premium and prompt service.
You can also mail to us.
The specialist will accept Cash or Credit/Debit Card
at the time of your appointment.
(For Mailing Documents or Appointment Only)
HTMN: 6200 Savoy Drive,
Houston Texas 77036
*We meet most customers at their location of choice.
Your Home office, job, commercial or even Starbucks/Fedex Office near you.
We do not accept walk ins to our processing headquarters.
This service is completely concierge by appointment.
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.