Apostille Service for Korea | 공증 및 아포스티유 대행 서비스
Korean Translation Group can provide Apostille service for documents to be sent to Korea. Such documents include translated and/or notarized documents processed by our company, and for vital records (birth, death, marriage certificates) and official documents issued by educational institutions in the State of New York.
An Apostille is an authentication of a public document issued pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that are parties to the convention. The Republic of Korea is one of those countries. The Apostille ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.
Please note that currently we can provide Apostille service only for documents originating from the State of New York.
An Apostille is required for many notarized legal documents
submitted by U.S. residents to government agencies in Korea.
Standard fee*: $195.00 for the first document,
$125.00 for each additional document processed
together for the same customer
Processing time: Varies (The Department of State in New York is currently accepting Apostille requests by mail only.)
(* Not including $3.00 county clerk fee and $10.00 Department
of State fee per document for notarized documents.)
Our Apostille Process
The most common documents that we provide Apostille service for are 1) certified translations (with a notarized affidavit of translator attached) prepared by our company, and 2) powers of attorney and other legal documents signed by the customer for submission to a Korean institution or government agency. The standard Apostille process is as follows:
- Documents are prepared (e.g. certified translation documents or legal document(s) to be signed by customer).
- For legal document(s) to be notarized, appoint is made for document signing by the customer and notarization of the signature(s) by us.
- We notarize legal document(s) signed by the customer or certified translation(s) prepared by our company and signed by our translator.
- We obtain notary authentication from the county Clerk’s Office.
- We obtain Apostille certification from the New York Department of State. (Currently being processed by mail only)