Texas
Secretary of State
COVID-19 Status

Texas Secretary of State Seal

Texas
Secretary of State
COVID-19 Status

Apostille Texas is open and still able to provide you or your company same day expedited Texas apostille documents services and Texas authentication document services on any type of legal documents.

On March 18, 2020 the Texas Secretary of State officially closed down their office building in downtown Austin, TX to the general public because of the coronavirus.

From March 26th-April 7th, 2020 the Texas Secretary of State office shut down completely and our company (or any Texas apostille company for that matter) was not allowed to rush file documents on our customers behalf during that twelve day lockdown. 

Texas Secretary Of State Shutdown To Public

(Screenshot from TXSOS website)

Please be aware that it’s our belief that the Texas Secretary of State will continue to shut down without any notice (they shut down for 3 1/2 business days without notice in June 2020 and 6 business days in February 2021) based on future COVID lock down measures, severe weather, or more widespread downtown Austin rioting and looting.

With this information in mind please take the appropriate actions and immediate steps to mail or drop off your legal documents to us so we can rush apostille or authenticate them while we still can. Because of how unstable and unpredictable everything is with both the Texas Secretary of State and United States Department of State offices.

Apostille Texas is currently only offering our same day Texas apostille services and Texas authentication services. We have temporarily discontinued our slower four day turnaround Texas apostille service option and we will charge you the same day service amount if you check the four day option on our Texas apostille order form by mistake. 

Also, use FedEx or UPS not the United States Postal Service to mail your important time sensitive one of kind documents to us or when we return mail your documents back to you. USPS is losing (possibly your documents) and delaying shipments constantly right now. Please be smart not cheap.

United States
Department of State
COVID-19 Status

United States Department of State Seal

United States
Department of State
COVID-19 Status

On March 20th, 2020 the United States Department of State Office of Authentications in Washington, D.C. shut down their offices and walk in counter service to the general public as well as to all federal apostille courier company agents like Apostille Texas.

This means our (any apostille company) standard expedited rush federal apostille certificate and federal authentication certificate service turnaround times (3-4 business days) can no longer be offered by any company or person at this time.

If you mail or email (you can only email us documents if its a FBI identity history summary check record requests, FBI criminal history record information (CHRI), and FBI criminal background checks) your documents to Apostille Texas we can still obtain a federal apostille certificate or federal authentication certificate for you or your company.

Office of Authentications Delays

(Screenshot from USDOS website)         

The U.S State Department (USDOS) office is currently taking 6-8 weeks and it was taking 12-13 weeks as of May 2021 to process and issue federal apostilles and federal authentication certificates on legal documents once they’re submitted to their office in Washington, DC. We could revert back to the much longer timeframe at anytime please be aware.

This is because of the immense document backlog from shutting down and the mass furloughing and exodus of hundreds of federal employees.

We have heard rumors that the USDOS might reopen to apostille companies like ours in the spring of 2022. If and when this happens we’ll
hopefully be able to provide our 3-4 business day expedited walk-in services
again to our worldwide clients as we did for manu years pre-COVID.

U.S Foreign Embassies
COVID-19 Status

United States of America Embassy Seal

U.S Foreign Embassies
COVID-19 Status

Most U.S foreign embassies and consulate offices located in Washington, D.C. have closed their buildings to the general public.

The vast majority of Washington DC foreign embassy and consular offices have also implemented reduced hours and days that they’re open to receive phone calls and emails.

Foreign embassy’s located in Washington D.C. are still allowing Apostille Texas to provide rush walk in services and hand file documents on our customers behalf to receive expedited document legalizations and document attestations certifications.

Please let us know what country you need legalization of documents and attestation of documents for and we’ll let you know the current U.S foreign embassy status for that country.

Right now everything is day to day since both the US Department of State (USDOS) and Texas Secretary of State (TXSOS) buildings have already been closed down completely to the general public.

We know how important getting personal, business, and corporation documents apostilled, authenticated, attested, and legalized are to our international clientele.

Please know Apostille Texas is doing everything we can to continue to guide and help people and companies during these trying times that we are all experiencing. 

Thanks and stay safe.