It’s finally time to enjoy your retirement, and you have decided to live outside of the country. Congratulations on your new adventure. Many countries will require you to apostille and present your Social Security Letter or Income and Benefits Letter.
Obtaining an Apostille for your Social Security Letter
An apostille is a uniformly accepted authentication process that is accepted by all countries that are a member of the Hague Convention of 1961. Before this, each country had different requirements for authenticating documents. For countries that are not members of the Hague Convention of 1961 – you must follow the Legalization process, and work with their Embassy or Consulate to authenticate your Social Security Letter.
The Social Security or Income and Benefits Letter are federal documents; this means that you will not notarize the document before acquiring an apostille.
The first step is to acquire your Social Security Letter. This can be done either at your nearest Social Security Administration office or at the Social Security website where you can easily print your letter.
Next, you go through all the steps to authenticate this document. If your destination country is a member of the Hague Convention of 1961, then you must contact the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and request an apostille for your document. If you are moving to a non-member country, you will work with the State Department in Washington, D.C. as well as the country’s Embassy or Consulate.
Or you can simply call us.
Working with One Source Process
We specialize in the apostille and legalization process for all documents (you may also be asked to apostille and produce an FBI background check). There is no need for you to work through the red tape on your own.
At One Source Process, we have worked with just about every country and can quickly apostille Social Security Letters. Even if you are currently out of the US, we can still apostille your documents.
We also offer professional translation services at the time of the apostille.
Just fill out the Order Form here.
Send us the original Social Security Letter or Income and Benefits Letter.
We will contact the correct federal departments and Embassy/Consulate when needed.
This document is too important for there to be errors or delays. Contact Us today to get started. Enjoy your new-found freedom and don’t waste any more time with government run-around.