Document Legalization is a process of document authentication observed by international governments. If you intend to use a US Public Document overseas, then local authorities require it to be legalized before it can be considered valid. Each country has its own legalization requirements determined by the type of document being legalized and its intended use.
How it Works
First, get the document notarized by a licensed public notary.
Secondly, take the notarized document to a County Clerks office and receive certification from the County Clerk that the notary is certified by the state.
Then, submit the document to your Secretary of State for certification of the County Clerks certification.
Once the document has been certified by the Secretary of State, it is then ready to be submitted to Peninsula Visa for legalization.