Monday, August 23, 2010

A way around the US Department of State...

We had two documents that were Notarized by Military Officials,  and because of that we are required to send those documents to the US Department of State to get them Apostilled.  Instead of sending them to the US Department of State, we are going to just get them redone by a regular notary and this is going to save us months and months of time waiting to get them Apostilled from the US Dept. of State.  With a regular notary, we can just send them to the Secretary of State of CA, and they are very quick with their turn around time as far as getting things Apostilled.  This may sound super confusing to those who have never gone through this process, but believe me, it's confusing to us also!  Only 2 more documents to go until all of our paperwork goes to the agency.

What a process.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One step forward, two steps back.

We just sent out California documents to the Secretary of State in Sacramento to be Apostilled but we received a phone call reminding us that California will not sign military notary signatures and they have to be sent to the US Department of State.  We also found out we are missing 2 documents.  *sigh*.

More than annoyed right now.

Upon getting the documents back from the Secretary of State we were ready to forward everything to our agency, who would then forward it all to Poland.  I seriously have doubts that this is going to be completed before we leave CA in June 2011.

That's it in a nutshell.