The Embassy Legalization Service isrequested when sending legal documents to a country that does not recognize theHague Apostille Treaty. In such cases, your legal documents (birthcertificates, marriage certificates, university documents, property documents)require a more rigorous process of authentication certification. Our law firmperforms searches on your behalf, obtains the papers, translates them,coordinates with foreign embassies to ensure proper vetting. Fees are, ofcourse, associated with the certification process and the necessarytranslations. The foreign embassy here in Portugal that you will need to contact is listed here. As is the case with the apostille,authentication certification requires the original documents. Though thisprocess is more involved, the turnaround time is still approximately one week. We use a courier service with tracking capability, sowe can be sure that your important documents are not lost.
The office is able to perform search, obain your document, translate it, make the foreign affairs legalization and finally deal with one of the emabssies to do the legalization.
There is a fee for the embassy(depends which one you need) and other for the foreign affairs. Translations are charged per word / page.
The embassy within Portugal can be easly found with updated contacts here.
The original document is needed in order for the task to be performed.
The turnaround time is aproximatly one week.
It is used a courier service with tracking capability, so we can be sure important documents are not lost.
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