Bank Letter is required by many foreign receiving organizations as proof that a company is solvent. Each bank has its own form of a reference letter that it provides upon request. Usually the bank letter sets forth the name of the company, the date the account was opened, and the statement that the account is in good standing.
In many cases banks issue original reference letters that can be notarized upon request. In other cases they provide computer generated reference letters.
If the document is intended for use in a foreign country it has to be legalized (“authenticated”) for foreign use. This is a process in which various seals are placed on the document. If the target country has joined the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“The Hague Convention”) the only legalization required is an Apostille. A document bearing an Apostille is valid in all of the Hague countries.
If the document is intended for a non-Hague country the consular legalization will be required. Before the consulate or the embassy can stamp the document, the document has to be authenticated on the state and federal levels.
Notarized originals are good for legalization. In case the bank issued you a computer generated letter it has to be accompanied by an original notarized affidavit signed by an officer of your company. We will furnish a sample affidavit when we process your order for the legalization.
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