Corporate resolutions cover most formal actions and decisions approved by your board of directors (or in the case of an LLC—your members). There are many instances in which you would need a specific resolution to cover a specific transaction.
Corporate resolutions are exactly what the name implies — resolutions made by your directors and shareholders on behalf of the company. The most common types of resolutions for foreign use include:
Resolutions are internal documents of the company. The original resolutions are usually kept in the main office of the company.
Corporate secretary or other officers of the company have the authority to make a copy of any resolution, and attest that this copy is a true and correct copy of the original resolution adopted by the shareholders (members, directors, managers).
For legalization we will need a copy of the Resolution accompanied by an original notarized affidavit signed by an officer of the company confirming that the attached copy is a true copy of the original document. We will furnish a sample affidavit when we process your order for the legalization.
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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.
Only certified copies as described above are accepted for further legalization. Computer generated or notarized copies cannot be accepted for legalization.
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