Apostille Service

Turnaround time is usually 1  - 5 business days, depending on the clients order (not including shipping time and fee). If you need it sooner, please check if that will be possible the day you are calling and we can go over the additional fees based on when we are receiving the document(s). These fees do not include the IL. Secretary of State’s fees. We can travel to you or send your  documents by FedEx or other shipment method.  Contact us!

For more information regarding the Apostille process, please review the link "The ABC's of Apostille". 

Do you need Apostille?  You've come to the right place! 24 Hour Rush Apostille Service Available in the State of Illinois! We make Apostille and Legalization easy for you! 

Click here for list of Countries who will accept Apostille.

"Apostille" is a French word meaning certification. It refers to the authentication of documents under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents. We expertly handle your document certification completely. 

Some of the reasons why APOSTILLES get rejected by the ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE CAN BE:

  • Incorrect fees.

  • Lack of notarization or certification by the proper official.

  • Name of country where the document will be used not  specified.

  • Rubber stamp seal has incorrect commission date of  the notary.

  • Notary signature or stamp does not match the way the notary has been appointed.

  • School diplomas and transcripts not originally signed and notarized.


Once PMG Consultants Mobile Notary obtains your Apostille, the State Seal that is attached CAN NOT BE BROKEN as this will nullify the Apostille.

Before an Apostille is issued by the State of IL, the employee checks the document needing the Apostille, thoroughly, making sure the notary has signed and notarized the document correctly. We can not stress this enough, but the notarization MUST BE 100% CORRECT.  If there are ANY notary errors, this will result in your Apostille application being automatically rejected by the State.


Please fill out the Application for Authentication or Apostille certifying documents for foreign use in the State of Illinois to the right, highlighted in blue. 

Some of the document we process: 

  • FBI Background Check

  • Corporate Documents

  • Standard Background Checks

  • Adoption Papers

  • Power of Attorney

  • Affidavits

  • Diplomas

  • Transcripts

  • Birth/Death Certificates

  • Marriage Certificate

  • Naturalization

  • Real Estate Documents

  • Any document that needs certification for use in another country 

IMPORTANT: To serve you better, when contacting our office please supply as much information as possible. Include: Document type, which U.S. State the document was issued in and Country you will be submitting the document(s) to. We cannot certify photocopies or scans of birth, death, marriage or divorce documents. Most States require recently issued documents, be prepared to obtain a new certified copy.


Feel free to email us a scan of the document(s) before you send them to us so we can verify they can receive the desired certifications. 


All notarized documents MUST have full Notary Public wording.

Inform your Notary 'sign and stamp' is not acceptable. Have your notary do an internet search for "notary jurat" if they need.  We can notarize and submit your documents for Apostille! 

  • Expedited Service is available. 24 hour turn around and overnight shipping are available.

  • International Shipping is also available. (Email us your international address and we'll provide you a free shipping quote.) 

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