An US passport is a document that allows an individual to travel out of the United States and return, legally. An apostille is a document that certifies the authenticity of a document's origin.
A US passport needs to be apostilled when it is being used for legal purposes in a foreign country. The reason for this is because the country being used will not recognize the document without the apostille, and this can cause serious problems. An Apostille is a document that authenticates the seal and signature of a public official on a document. In order to get an Apostille in Colorado, you must first contact the office of the Colorado Secretary of State. U.S. Apostilles CANNOT be issued for:
Federally issued documents, such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees,Social Security cards, criminal history checks, etc.
Social Security cards, criminal history checks, etc. Documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of the Treasury or any other federal agency
Documents issued by a notary public
Private documents (such as Power of Attorney forms)
Documents issued by a court or administrative body with federal jurisdiction (such as Federal District Courts)
Documents for adoptions finalized abroad
Powers of attorney
Patents and Trademarks
Articles of incorporation
Work Product documents from attorneys at law
Diplomas or transcripts from a university or high school located in the United States unless accompanied by an official letter of authentication issued by that university or school. A letter of authentication is different from an Apostille which is only valid in a foreign country.
In order to get an apostille for an US passport, you must first contact the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will then send you a request form which you must complete and return. Once the form is completed and returned, the Secretary of State will provide you with an apostille.
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