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Why Guatemala?

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in document legalization requests for Guatemala which sparked our curiosity.  Additionally, in just a few months, on September 18, 2017, Guatemala will become a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. Interested by the uptick and new Hague membership, we did some research to find out “Why Guatemala?”

During our exploration we came across this article on Virgin’s website: The world’s best start-up hubs: Guatemala City, Guatemala.  To our surprise, Guatemala is a hub for Telecom companies!  Strategically located between two oceans, with ports on each ocean, and an EST time zone, Guatemala is well positioned for importing, exporting, and outsourcing.  Furthermore, Guatemala has an amazing resource in its population of hardworking and talented people.  All of these factors combine to make Guatemala an appealing destination for business start-ups.

So, what does Hague Convention membership mean?  Beginning on September 18, 2017, Guatemala will no longer require consular or embassy legalization for documents destined for use in Guatemala.  Instead, an apostille from the appropriate Secretary of State or U.S. Department of State, for federal documents, will be accepted.  Interested in seeing a list of all countries member of or party to the Hague Convention?  Click here.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Washington, DC office at 202.386.7575, 877.531.1131 or dcorders@incserv.com.

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Three New Countries to Join the Hague Apostille Convention

Incorporating Services, Ltd (Incserv) specializes in Federal and Embassy services managed by our Washington, DC office. Incserv’s staff is familiar with the intricacies of dealing with various federal agencies and has a vast understanding of the many foreign embassies’ policies and procedures.

Deirdre Davis-Washington, Assistant Vice President of Branch Operations in Washington, DC shares the following news with regards to legalizations:

Brazil, Chile and Morocco have joined The Hague Apostille Convention. These countries no longer require full legalization through the embassy and can go to the Secretary of State for notarized and/or state issued documents and the U.S. Department of State for documents issued by federal agencies. The Apostille certificate will conclude the legalization process and thereby deem your document as ready for use in these countries.

  •  Brazil’s effective date is August 14, 2016- read more
  •  Morocco’s effective date is August 14, 2016- read more
  •  And Chile’s effective date is August 30, 2016- read more

Please note, after these dates, these embassies and/or consulate offices will no longer accept documents for legalization.

To visit The Hague Convention website news, click here to learn more.

To find out more about some of the services Incserv offers direct from Washington, DC, click on the Federal Agency & Embassy Services link to the left. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send us an e-mail. Chances are, if it’s available in Washington, DC, we can make it happen!

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Three New Countries to Join the Hague Apostille Convention

Three New Countries to Join the Hague Apostille Convention

Incorporating Services, Ltd (incserv) specializes in Federal and Embassy services managed by our Washington, DC office. IncServ’s staff is familiar with the intricacies of dealing with various federal agencies and has a vast understanding of the many foreign embassies’ policies and procedures.

Deirdre Davis-Washington, Assistant Vice President of Branch Operations in Washington, DC shares the following news with regards to legalizations:

Brazil, Chile and Morocco have joined The Hague Apostille Convention. These countries no longer require full legalization through the embassy and can go to the Secretary of State for notarized and/or state issued documents and the U.S. Department of State for documents issued by federal agencies. The Apostille certificate will conclude the legalization process and thereby deem your document as ready for use in these countries.

  •  Brazil’s effective date is August 14, 2016- read more
  •  Morocco’s effective date is August 14, 2016- read more
  •  And Chile’s effective date is August 30, 2016- read more

Please note, after these dates, these embassies and/or consulate offices will no longer accept documents for legalization.

To visit The Hague Convention website news, click here to learn more.

To find out more about some of the services IncServ offers direct from Washington, DC, click on the Federal Agency & Embassy Services link to the left. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Send us an e-mail. Chances are, if it’s available in Washington, DC, we can make it happen!