How to Export to Kuwait
Authentication of Document

Office of Authentication
See Department of State website for more information:

The Department of State is responsible for providing authentication service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on all documents that will be used overseas. Types of documents include corporate documents such as company bylaws and articles of incorporation, power of attorney, patent applications and trademarks, diplomas, transcripts, letters relating to degrees, non-marital status, references and job certifications, home studies, deeds of assignments, distributorship agreements, papers for adoptionpurposes, etc.

The Authentications Office receives a variety of documents from commercial organizations, private citizens, and officials of the Federal and State Governments. The Office is responsible for issuing certificates under the Seal of the Department of State. It also ensures that request information will serve in the interest of justice and is not contrary to U.S. policy.

Please note the following information must be obtained before the authentication process can begin.

1. Signed before a notary public.

2. Certified by the clerk of Court of the County in which the document is commissioned.*

3. Certified by the Secretary of State of the State in which the document is executed.

4. All seals and signatures must be originals.

5. All dates must follow in chronological order on all certifications.
6. All documents in foreign text must be accompanied with a certified (notarized) English translation.
7. Whenever a copy (if acceptable) is used, it must include a statement that it is a true and accurate copy.

8. Foreign governments require the U.S. Department of State to authenticate documents in order for the document to be considered legal. Therefore, it is suggested that you contact the embassy of the particular country to determine what documents are needed for transactions. the website for more information on this :
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