Getting your documents legalized doesn’t have to cost a lot of money if you know what you’re doing. The actual fees for an apostille vary from state to state, but usually run around $20 per document. (There are some states that charge significantly less as well.) On top of the state government fee, you will have shipping (overnight or expedited will be more expensive) and then the cost of the document itself if you need to order one. If you choose to use an apostille service, you could pay close to $200 per document, but you have the convenience of allowing someone else to handle the apostille. (There are some discounted services, so shop around and compare.) What you may not realize is that there a few insider tricks that apostille services use to obtain apostilles fast even when the original document doesn’t qualify as it is. Knowing what the services know will save you a ton of money and trouble.
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