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Legalization

Procedure to Legalize a Document in the United States

To be legalized, the document must go throught the following steps:

 

1) Notarization (Copy of the Original y Translation to Spanish)

2) Autentication Notary's Signature (This must be done by the State Secretary):

District of Columbia

Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications

441 4th Street, NW 810 S

Washington DC 20005

(202) 727 3117

http://os.dc.gov/node/37282

Commonwealth of Virginia

Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office

Authentication Division

1111 East Broad Street, 1st  Floor

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 692-0114

http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/authentications

State of Maryland

Office of the Secretary of the State

16 Francis Street, Wineland Building, 1st Floor

Annapolis MD 21401

(410) 974-5521

http://www.sos.state.md.us/ 

3) Certification by the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Authentications Office

600 19th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/

202-485-8000

4) Certification by the Consulate General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia:

Consulate General of Bolivia in Washington, DC

Legalization Department

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite # 200C

Washington , D.C. 20009

(202) 232-4828 / 4827 

Turn Around Time: If the document is personally delivered or mailed, it will be legalized within in 24 horas.

If mailed, a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope is necessary to return the document.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

Payment Method: Payments can be done with a Money Order made Payable to CONSULATE OF BOLIVIA or through Credit or Debit Card 

Fees:  

  BOLIVIANS OTHER NATIONALITIES
POWER OF ATTORNEY 02.01.A $85.00 02.01.A $85.00
SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY 02.01.C $85.00 02.01.C $85.00
POWER OF ATTORNEY ON TRADEMARKS OR SIMILAR 02.08.K $85.00 02.08.K $85.00
COMPANY DEEDS AND / OR MODIFICATION 02.03.A $85.00 02.03.A $85.00
BOARD DIRECTIVES 02.04.B $85.00 02.04.B $85.00
PRIVATE CONTRACTS 02.08.A1 $43.00 02.08.A1 $43.00
SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS ($2.00 + $2.00 / PAGE) 02.08.B1 $2.00 02.08.B3 $17.00
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 02.08.B2 $9.00 02.08.B3 $17.00
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE 02.08.C1 $17.00 02.08.C2 $43.00
BIRTH CERTIFICATE 02.08.D1 $17.00 02.08.D2 $43.00
DEATH CERTIFICATE 02.08.E1 $17.00 02.08.E2 $43.00
COLLEGE DIPLOMA 02.08.F1 $34.00 02.08.F2 $170.00
DIPLOMA ISSUED BY INSTITUTES OR ACADEMIES 02.08.G1 $85.00 02.08.G2 $170.00
WORK CERTIFICATES 02.08.H $43.00 02.08.H $43.00
TRADEMARKS, PATENTS, NAMES, LABELS, TRADING SYMBOLS 02.08.J $85.00 02.08.J $85.00

 

INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT BEING PROCESSED

Processing by Mail

You can complete the process by mail. Payment must be sent in Money Order payable to the Consulate of Bolivia. We recommend using a reliable, certified or express currier mail service. Package should include a return pre-paid envelope with the correct return address. Shipping and returns costs are covered by the applicant. The Consulate is not responsible for lost or damaged documents outside the office or during transit.