Globalization of world economy generates movement of people around the World. As a result, educational credentials (school records, grades, transcripts, diplomas or certificates, teacher credentials, etc.) need to be apostille or authenticated for use in various countries for such reasons as work, immigration, study, etc. Due to the importance of this matter some embassies in the United States have opened consulate attachés called “Cultural Mission” in Washington, DC (WDC), which take care of “auditing” and certifying the validity of any US academic document. Some of the cultural mission offices, after receiving the requested documents, contact the schools or universities to verify the validity of the documents.
We at Roca Authentications have processed hundreds of academic degrees through many embassies. Please contact us, preferably by mail, explaining your document needs and we will let you know the best course of action and turnaround time.
US academic credentials intended for use in another country must be certified (Apostille) or authenticated in order to be recognized as valid in the foreign country.
If the country uses the apostille system check out the list of apostille countries then the documents must be notarized by a university public notary and then have it apostille by the secretary of the state where they were issued. There are some cases where academic documents issued in a different state can be notarized and apostille here in the District of Columbia (DC), where we are located.
On the other hand, if the document is going to be used in a non-apostille country then it will have to be authenticated by a US secretary of state and certified by the country’s consulate here in the US.
|Required Documents||China||Kuwait||Qatar||UAE||Saudia Arab||Egypt|
|Letter w/contact information (to director or Embassy)|
|Copy of passport|
|Copy of Diploma (Original/Scan)||Original/Scan||Original||Original||Original/Scan||scan||Original|
|Official Transcripts-sealed envelope|
|Written consent (Letter authorizing the embassy to)|
|Letter from University-sealed envelope|
|Enrollment Verify letter (from School)|
|Embassy form filled out|
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