Getting documents certified to be recognized abroad isn’t always the easiest process, even if you’re an experienced traveler and consider yourself up to date on visa regulations and an expert at paperwork. Boston may be a metropolis with travel services around every corner, so one could be reasonable and assume he could do everything to prepare for a trip with just a ride on the T, a little patience, and address of the appropriate offices.
When it comes to Apostille service, things aren’t that straightforward. Boston is fortunate in being both the largest city, the capital of Massachusetts, and the nearest international hub, meaning residents can apply for Apostille certification at the Secretary of State’s office, hand in the paperwork for a passport renewal at the local regional passport agency, and fly out of Logan. If you have time to spare, this is indeed a viable option for any visa application. However, when your travel plans come at the last minute – as they too often do – you may not have time to drive between these different locations during normal business hours, nor can you wait to send and receive everything with mail-in applications.
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The same applies to federally-issued Apostille certification. The Secretary of State in Boston can help when it comes to state-issued documents like marriage certificates or university diplomas, but any provided by the US government – criminal background checks from the FBI, for example – require a federal Apostille from the US Department of State in Washington DC. The same conditions apply: walk in during normal business hours (enjoy that train ride!) or send everything in the mail and hope it’s returned before your flight.
Travel Visa Pro’s Boston and New York offices can help those looking to process an Apostille for their visa application and need other services including passport renewals, travel insurance, and trip registration. We know travelers often are unable to apply for these documents through the mail separately, requiring travel across town during the workweek get new photos, a new passport, a stop at the post office, Apostille certification, or any other documentation required.
Travel Visa Pro’s travel experts can significantly cut down on the time at every step of this application process by offering all the travel services you need in one location. Our pick up and drop off location in Boston can take all the necessary applications you need and entrust them to our staff to do the legwork, and our staffed location in New York City is nearby to help. Let us demystify the visa and passport application process. We’ll handle any Apostille certification where necessary; certification for marriage certificates, articles of incorporation, university transcripts, and criminal background checks, all may be required depending on what you’re looking to do abroad.
Apostille certification can often be necessary for those traveling on work and business visas. Travel Visa Pro’s team of travel experts have over forty years of experience getting our clients the travel documents they need in the time they need. Bringing everything you need to our Boston location or simply consulting with one of our staff in New York can cut down on the time needed to process your Apostille.