The process of getting an apostille authentication is more involved than hiring a notary like myself. After I notarize your document, there are additional steps to finalizing.

First of all, how do you pronounce “Apostille?”

Hint: it isn’t “apostle” like Jesus’ homies. The phonetic is “app-uh-steel.”

Notarizations in the United States are limited to interstate use. What if you need something certified internationally?

When your document is being used overseas you need an Apostille certification.

From Notarize.com: “An apostille is a certificate of authentication verifying the authenticity of a document to be used in one of the 120+ countries that are part of the Hague Apostille Convention. Apostilles allow for the recognition of documents that are used internationally, promoting greater collaboration and less friction between nations.

For most documents we can do your Apostille via our remote online notary (RON) services. Pick a time, verify your identity and we can complete via a Zoom meeting, then send in on your behalf.

For an apostille, the state of Nebraska requires a couple additional steps.

1) We meet and I notarize your document.
2) The notarized document needs to be mailed to the Nebraska Secretary of State (address below) with a check for $10 per document being authenticated, made out to Nebraska Secretary of State.
3) Must also include a letter with the following:

– Country that the document is going to
– Instructions where the certification should be sent when completed
– Your return address and phone number for any questions
– Pre-paid tracking envelope; otherwise it just goes 1st class mail and you will have no idea on the status of your apostille status

Nebraska Secretary of State
Business Services Division – Apostille
1201 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508

In state of Nebraska, only the Secretary of State can do apostille. They have the relationship w the country and they take it very seriously.

Examples of documents that require and apostille in the state of Nebraska:

  • birth or death certificates
  • marriage licenses
  • divorce decrees
  • documentation for overseas adoptions
  • school transcripts
  • school diplomas or degrees
  • any business documentation for overseas
  • Power of Attorney documents

Let me know of any questions. I just got off the phone w the state to confirm these steps.

I can see why people have problems getting this delivered in the past – MUST have the prepaid tracking envelope to have a hope of knowing where it is

Sure. You could have your bank do the notarization for free…and have no idea on the rest of the process.

Or you can work with me and have it done right the first time.

Published On: August 25th, 2022 / Categories: Blog /