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In other words, you need to apply for an authentication or an apostille only when it is required by the relevant foreign agency or Embassy / Consulate (-General) in Japan. An authentication is a certification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is necessary to obtain legalisation by the consul of an Embassy / Consulate (-General) in Japan.Can an embassy affix an Apostille to a document issued abroad?
U.S. Embassies do NOT have the authority to affix an Apostille to documents issued in the United States or in other countries.What are the requirements for an apostille?
Apostille Requirements Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a federal agency or certified by an American or foreign consul.Can I get a notary public appointment in Japan?
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and consulates in Japan have resumed some routine American Citizen Services with limited appointment availability. Please click "Read More" for detailed information. We can only provide notary services for U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (i.e. Green card holders).