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Before submitting documents requiring authentication, you must:
1) Notarize each document in front of a notary public:
2) Follow this order for notarizing and certifying your document:
4) All documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a certified translator and notarized as a true translation.
Requirements also vary based on the type of document you submit. Select the type of document below to learn more.
Examples of state and local documents include:
Requirements for state and local documents include:
Examples of federally-issued documents include:
Requirements for federally-issued documents include:
Examples of other documents include:
Requirements for other documents include: