My documents are trapped in two different embassies.
September 16, 2013 7:28 AM Subscribe
So I have sent documents (birth certificates and a wedding certificate) to two different embassies in the U.S. that belong to a Middle Eastern Gulf country. One of the embassies is in Houston and the other is in Washington D.C. The documents need to be attested (verified) and then they will be sent to this Middle Eastern nation for additional processing so that my family can receive their residency permits.
The documents were Fedex-ed and arrived five weeks ago. I've called both embassies and left messages. Often the email boxes are full.
1) Should I get new copies of all the documents and hire someone to walk them through the attestation process?
2) Is there someone I can hire in the U.S. to fix this problem for me?
posted by mecran01 to law & government (7 answers total)
Note: when I google search for "Apostille" or "attestation" I get gazillions of spammy looking websites and am having a hard time finding anyone credible. Houston especially is tough.
More information: I am a U.S. citizen. There are six people in my family.
I'm at a loss as to what to do next. My school's immigration department doesn't seem to want or be able to contact the embassy directly. This is not a culture where getting angry helps things move along.