Bylaws Apostille and Authentication Service
What are bylaws?
According to Rocket Lawyer, bylaws are rules and regulations “adopted by corporations, associations, benefit societies, etcetera, to govern their ongoing activities. Such bylaws must be compatible with the charters of the various organizations and must be in conformity with their aims and goals.”
What is a bylaws apostille?
In brief, a bylaws apostille is a certification process that validates your company bylaws for use abroad. Overseas parties may require an apostilled copy of your bylaws as part of a legal proceeding or business transaction.
To give the documents legal status overseas, the relevant state office (often the Secretary of State or the Business Division) will look up your business records. If everything is in order, the office creates a certified copy and adheres an apostille certificate.
In general, most of our requests for bylaws apostilles come from companies organized in California or Delaware. However, we may be able to retrieve records from other states as well.
How do I get my bylaws apostilled or authenticated?
1. Email us for a price quote.
Pricing varies depending on what country it’s going to, your location, the turnaround time needed, and the shipping destination. For a quick price quote, send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- The name, address, phone number, and email address of the recipient (if you’d like us to ship it to a third party)
- The destination country
- The name of the company and the state in which it was incorporated
- A scan of the original bylaws, if you have one
We will respond ASAP with a price quote and payment instructions. Once we receive payment, we will start the apostille/
2. We’ll take it from there.
For corporations organized in California, we will work directly with the California Business Programs Division and the California Secretary of State to retrieve an official, apostilled copy of the requested document. Corporations organized in Delaware require us to retrieve an official, gold-sealed copy from the Delaware Division of Corporations. Other states have different procedures for retrieving Articles of Organization; accordingly, if your company was organized in another state, we will follow that state’s procedures.
Some countries require apostilles plus additional certifications, details of which we will provide in the price quote. Once the document is apostilled (or apostilled and authenticated/legalized), we’ll ship it via FedEx Priority Overnight Service (USA destinations) or FedEx International Priority Service (overseas destinations).
Disclaimer: Information on this website is for informational purposes only. These instructions are based on our knowledge and experience and are meant to be helpful; however, they might contain errors. Please let us know if you encounter mistakes so that we can promptly correct them. SF Notary + Apostille is not a law firm, and its agents are not attorneys. Please contact a licensed attorney or your local bar association for counsel on legal matters.