Procedure and Requirements for
Private Documents Executed
at Local Notaries Public

Special Power of Attorney, General Power of Attorney, Affidavit, Certification, Deed of Donation, Deed of Sale, Extra-judicial Settlement of Estate, etc.

Documents must be notarized by a Notary Public.

Signature of the Notary Public must be apostillized by the designated authorities where the Notary Public is registered (please refer to the directory below for the link on the designated authorities under the jurisdiction of the Embassy).

NOTE: Government-issued documents, such as Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, etc., and those issued by private institutions, such as Transcript of Records, Medical Records, Licenses, Certificates of Training, etc. and business-related documents, such as Trademark, Patent Application, Oath of Corporate Secretaries/Offices, Appointment of Resident Agent, Affidavit of Use/Non-Use, Assignment of Letters of Patent, etc. must be apostillized by the designated authorities (please refer to the directory below for the link on the designated authorities under the jurisdiction of
the Embassy)

Jurisdiction

Designated Authorities

United States – South East Region 

(Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Maryland,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia)

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=353

Trinidad and Tobago

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=385

Antigua and Barbuda

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=356

Bahamas

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=358

Barbados

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=359

Dominica

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=364

Grenada

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=367

Saint Kitts and Nevis

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=377

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=379

Saint Lucia

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=378

France Overseas Territories

(Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy)

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=321

(https://assets.hcch.net/docs/e7b31b40-450f-42d6-bb53-95e02f8e9976.pdf)

UK Overseas Territories 

(Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Monserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands)

https://www.hcch.net/en/states/authorities/details3/?aid=352

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