Document Apostille and Embassy Legalization in the USA

We provide fast and efficient document services in Washington, DC!

Our Fee Structure

Below are our fees for various services in Washington, DC. To find out about our acceptable forms of payment or to make the payment for our services, please go to the Pay Now link.

The WDC Apostille & Legalization Services rates are among the lowest across North America.

The fees below include all taxes but do not include courier charges as clients are expected to submit their own self-addressed envelopes with prepaid airway bills for return of their documents. Usually, if our clients do not submit the courier envelopes/airway bills, we return the documents either via USPS Standard Mail® or First-Class Mail®. Alternatively, we can courier the documents ourselves at an extra cost to any domestic or international location but we will need complete details for destination location to generate a courier quote (name of receipient, exact address including postal/ZIP code and telephone number are required).

You can pay one total amount for all of the below cumulative charges/services (e.g., for USDOS Authentication and embassy legalization), or you can split it by categories and make separate payments (e.g., one payment for USDOS services and the other one for embassy services). However, we prefer one total payment to reduce workload amount on our Financial Department to supply invoices/receipts.

Clients are not to face any additional hidden charges.

Authentication and Apostille at the U.S. Department of State

Below are the fees for our Authentication and Apostille services at the U.S. Department of State.

Our Fees for Authentication or Apostille at USDOS*
Prices for Up to 15 Documents Inclusive Prices for Packages of 16-31 Documents
Regular Service (3-4 Business Days)
US$100
US$25

* - The above fees do not include charges by USDOS (US$8 per document).

Authentication and Apostille at the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia

Below are the fees for our Authentication and/or Apostille services at the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia.

Our Fees for Authentication or Apostille at the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia*
Prices for Up to 15 Documents Inclusive Prices for Packages of 16-31 Documents
Rush Service (Same Day)
US$125
US$25
Regular Service (2-3 Business Days)
US$80
US$25
Economy Service (3-5 Business Days)
US$60
US$25

* - The above fees do not include charges by the Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia (US$15 per document).

Consular Legalization Services

The below fees are our preliminary service fees for consular legalization at foreign embassies, consulates and missions in Washington, DC. They are "preliminary" because foreign embassies in WDC have different official consular fees and terms of payment.

Usually, clients would pay us the total amount that includes both our service fees and official consular fees. We would then arrange on behalf of the client whatever form of payment is accepted by that particular embassy. All receipts will be provided to the client.

Thus, for final detailed quote, please request a specific quote.

Our Fees for Consular Authentication and Legalization in Washington, DC*
Service Type Fee Timing
Authentication at a Foreign Embassy, Consulate or Missions in WDC
US$80 (regardless of the number of documents)
Depends on the Embassy but is usually either same day or 3-5 business days
Consular Legalization at a Foreign Embassy, Consulate or Missions in WDC
US$80 (regardless of the number of documents)
Depends on the Embassy but is usually either same day or 3-5 business days

* - The above fees do not include official consular fees charged by foreign embassies, consulates and missions in the USA. Also, for services at Chinese Embassy/Consulates and a few others, our fee is US$ 100 (regardless of the number of documents) due to more time spent there in waiting lines.

Notarization Charges

Usually, we charge US$15 per document for notarization in the USA (certified true copies of documents - e.g., diplomas, certificates, marriage documents, etc.). However, we may not be able to notarize documents if the physical presence of the person is required (e.g., for Powers of Attorney). Please contact us for a quote if you have several documents to notarize as we may offer you a discount based on volume of documents.

We can also provide mobile notary services within the D.C. Area. Preliminary appointment is necessary with at least 24 hours notice.

Courier Charges

If you would like us to return your documents by courier (such as DHL, FedEx, UPS) either domestically (within the USA) or internationally, please contact our Financial Department by email e-mail: financial.department@apostille-legalization.com. Please provide recipient's name, his/her full return adress including ZIP/Postal code and telephone number.

After you get confirmation that such shipment is possible and the detailed quote, you would need to pay us either separately or as part of the quote for our other services via Pay Now link.

Executive Errand Services

We also provide executive errand services such as retrieval of documents in Washington, DC. Please see our fee structure below.

Retrieval of non-standard documents or special errands will be charged an hourly rate below plus a mileage surcharge typical for DC area. Before embarking upon the initiative, we will structure and agree with you an ad-hoc service and pricing plan that meets your individual requirements.

Our Fees for Executive Errands in WDC
Rate Fee
Hourly Rate
US$25/hr
Mileage Surcharge
60 cents

Services at Foreign Embassies, Consulates and Missions to the USA