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Apostilles and Document Legalization and Authentication Service

Buffalo Notary Services

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Document Signing Service

1-716-404-4140 or 1-(888) 256-1404

Professional Service – Cost Effective – Serving USA and Canada

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Apostilles Document Legalization and Authentication Services.

Apostille Or Authentication Certificates?

Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a public document so that it can be recognized in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.


Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization, and requires no action on your part.

Authentication certificates are used for destination nations that are not party to the Hague Convention. Instead of a single apostille, the document needs several authentication certificates, including those from your commissioning agency, the U.S. Department of State, the consul of the destination country and potentially another government official in the country.
The requirements and processing time for authentication certificates will vary from country to country.

Getting A Notarization Authenticated

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that may require authentication for use abroad include: affidavits, agreements, articles of incorporation, company bylaws, deeds of assignment, diplomas, home study, income verification, powers of attorney, single status, transcripts, trademarks, warrants, extraditions, certificates of good standing, and other general business documents. Also, parents wanting to adopt a child living in another country must have their adoption dossiers properly authenticated.
But your client is responsible for requesting the authentication — not you.
Requests for an apostille or authentication certificate are generally submitted in writing to your state’s Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office), and should contain:
An explanation of why the apostille or authentication is needed
The original document, including the Notary’s completed notarial certificate
The final destination of the document
A postage-paid return envelope addressed to either the document custodian or the document’s final destination.
The required fee (varies by state)
The commissioning office determines whether the document requires an apostille or authentication certificate, based on the document’s final destination.
What’s The Notary’s Role?

Your only responsibility is to notarize the document itself. Because the document is destined for another country, the notarization must be performed accurately to ensure that there aren’t any problems on the receiving end. For example, some judges presiding over adoption cases in other countries may reject documents not properly notarized.
Keep in mind, also, that as with any notarized documents passing through a Notary regulator’s office, the paperwork will command particularly close scrutiny. Any notarial errors discovered may result in an enforcement action against you.

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Read reviews for John Duffy Sr., New York Notary Public

I was in a complete crunch for an emergency notary while on a business trip. John went out of his way to meet me at my hotel and assist with the documents that I needed to sign. Thanks John!

David Creighton on 8/14/2017 2:30:28 PM

John Duffy Senior passed the 123notary Recertification Audit Test on August 10th, 2017.

Jeremy Belmont on 8/9/2017 8:57:51 PM

John Duffy is a professional who knows his job and does it promptly, competently, and accurately. My family was completely satisfied with the service he provided to us.

We are Canadian residents living near Toronto and we needed to apostillize few documents regarding our overseas real estate. Because Canadian authorities do not apostille public notary documents (Canada is not a member of Hague Apostille Convention of 1965) we had to do all our paperwork in US. Getting Apostille in US is a three step process which I know well how to go through, but it required all my family members to either go to New-York city or make two steps in Buffalo and then use an expensive mail courier service to send documents to Albany and back to Toronto.
By working with John we did everything with one single step and we did it in his office which is pretty close to our nearest US-Canada border. The charge for whole service was pretty reasonable. To be honest my total expenses could be higher than this charge if I did all the steps in my own.
I definitely recommend John. I will choose him again with no doubt should I have any notary demand in US in future.

Anvar Durmanov on 10/23/2016 6:14:42 AM

We had a NH borrower that was vacationing in NY and we needed to get it closed the following day- I emailed John and within 10 minutes had a reply email stating he could handle the closing. He followed that up with a phone call so we could confirm details. He was friendly and professional. He was able to make my stressful situation of a short time frame- mail away closing into a successful one. Documents were overnighted- he called and met with the borrower (an hour drive) had everything signed and back into the overnight mail same day. I know we will not have many closing in NY but I would highly recommend John to any one in the area that needs a notary. Thank you John for handling this so smoothly and professionally.

Denise Robinson on 9/1/2016 10:00:45 AM

John did a CEMA closing for us, had no problem closing at 8:00am and was able to print all the required documents. He was very understanding when the original closing was adjourned and when we needed to re-schedule on a days notice he was ready to help. Quickly responded to emails. Very positive experience, will be sure to keep his info for future closings.

Marcin Kuszynski on 8/31/2016 5:31:51 AM

Really impressed with John. My wife and I are from Ontario, Canada and needed to close on our new home in California. Our lender left some things to the last minute and we needed to rush across the border to have documents singed and notarized. John made sure he had everything ready that was sent to him for a quick and efficient turn around at 9pm at night. He was also good enough to scan copies for our peace of mind and send them to us before we even crossed back over the border back into Canada. We highly recommend John to assist, especially those within driving distance of the Peace Bride. Thanks John, you really saved us last night!

Trevor Arthur on 8/31/2016 4:51:51 AM

I hired John Duffy to help me with Apostille notarization of the documents for overseas.
John was very responsive, professional, fast.
I would highly recommend John’s services to everyone, especially Canadians like me who need apostille certification. He travels in Buffalo, would review the text of the documents, advise, and will deliver the documents to you or anywhere in the world in no time.
Glen (Oakville, Ont.)

Glen Morozov on 8/26/2016 5:03:04 AM

We found John online and within minutes of making the request, he called me. I told him that we needed a notarized deed package for Monday and he was able to stop by later that Saturday evening. He was professional, knowledgeable, courteous and even called ahead when he found out he was going to be a little later than planned. Very positive experience overall.

Nathan Miller on 8/20/2016 5:50:13 PM

My overall experience with John’s work can be summed up as “great”. I was in desperate need to have my documents notarized by a US notary and calling from across the border, he was able to assure me that he was legit and capable of helping me out. Making an appointment was easy and readily arranged and he met me promptly at the agreed time and place. He was very businesslike and explained to me what each document meant prior to my signing and his notarizing my signature. All my apprehensions from this one of a kind experience were easily warded off.

Evelyn Laraya on 7/18/2016 8:22:25 PM

We had a great experience with John. He was respectful of our time and extremely professional!

C Lindsey Arterburn on 7/9/2016 6:21:44 PM

Our family was under some very stressful circumstances and time was of the essence. Both John Senior and his son John Junior were extremely compassionate and professional. They were prompt and fair in their pricing. I wasn’t even aware that this service existed and I am so glad I was referred to them. I would definitely use their service in the future and I will always refer others to use them as well.

Jamie Madas on 21/11/2016 05:20:27 PM

Mr. Duffy did an excellent job in helping in an extreme rush situation. Would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone

Stephanie Cauley on 27/10/2016 06:37:19 PM

John helped me to close on the property I was buying in Florida. He was very helpful, accommodated our earlier arrival time. Was very knowledgeable
as well. He responded to all the e-mails and phone calls immediately. The best notary public I came across.

Anna Kaplan on 20/10/2016 04:40:41 PM

We (a law practice in Singapore)had an affidavit and a Consent document to be affirmed by a deponent in Buffalo, in September 2016. We emailed to Mr John Alec Duffy Jr. to inquire inter alia about his availability & his charges. He responded very quickly, and professionally.

We arranged for the documents to be emailed to Mr Duffy, so that he could print the papers at his end. We required A4 size white paper. Mr Duffy offered buying the ream of papers so that it would meet our purpose.

Without procrastination, he attended to the deponent, and at our request, he arranged to courier the papers back to us.

We were pleasantly surprised that the transaction took only few days. Mr Duffy is a very efficient person.

Andrew Chua on 14/10/2016 05:18:49 AM

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Mobile Intake Professional for Attorney’s

Mobile Intake Professional for Attorney’s:

Are you a Personal Injury, Products Liability or Mass Tort Attorney?

Your biggest problem that you need to answer is:  How can I secure new clients soon after they call my office?  We can offer you a solution in those situations when you don’t have the staff, resources or time to make it to your new clients as quickly as other firms are doing it.  We can help you with that!  Your firms no doubt has standardized basic intake forms consisting of among other things:

  • Retainer Agreement
  • Medical Authorizations
  • Letter requesting records
  • Workers compensation forms
  • No-fault Authorizations
  • Notice of Claims
  • Other Legal Documents.

When you or your staff can’t be there (At the client’s hospital bed, there home or there work) we can.  We can be your Mobile Intake Professional there to get your client’s signature on the documents you need to represent them.  Our staff is trained by a law school educated manager to ensure the process and procedures that your firm has established are followed to a T when we interact with them on your behalf.

In those situations when your client has not been able to provide your firm with the signed documents necessary, or where the timing of a client’s particular claim requires an immediate remote intake and your staff can’t be there,  Buffalo Mobile Notary Services can be there for you as your Mobile Intake Professional for Attorney’s

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Mobile Non-Resident Fingerprinting

Mobile Fingerprinting Services for Financial, Educational, Industry, Transportation, Security, Health and Medical and Other Professionals

Why use your time waiting in long lines or traveling to inconvenient places to have your fingerprints taken.  You are a highly paid professional or business executive and you certainly know your time is better spent at the helm of the ship running your business.   We come to you on your time and at reasonable costs Anywhere In The World!  At your request, we will send an experienced fingerprint technician to your location in the United States or around the world. If you are in an extremely remote area or are out of the Country please call us we have other ways to accomplish fingerprinting you.  Ue the form below or Contact Us at 716-404-4140 ext. 1 to schedule fingerprinting.

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    2 Card Minimum $1153 Cards $150Call Me for Custom Quote.


    We offer fingerprint services for the convenience of your office or home where you feel safe secure and most comfortable.  Literally, you choose the place and time.  We have provided our services in in homes, offices, boardrooms, on boats, in libraries, post offices, airports, Starbucks®, or Tim Hortons®.  We come to where you want. We travel for on-premises fingerprinting, on a scheduled basis and we are available all hours of the day, evening and weekends anywhere in the United States, 24/7/365. We always arrive in professional attire and for the most part, go unnoticed as we blend into the look and feel of the company.

    We exercise great patience with our Mobile Services. We gladly wait for meetings to end, for executives to get off the phone or trading desks, or for doctors to finish with your patients. On a house call, we patiently waited for a client to finish their meal or put their children to sleep. Our technicians will also remain at a location for an extended period of time and this is excellent for situations where large quantities of applicants need to be printed i.e. Training Sessions, Board Meetings or staff shift changes.

    The benefits of our Traveling Mobile Fingerprint Services include the convenience of not having to leave your home or office saving you time and money. Our service is fast (Typically results are back from the FBI in 10-14 days), our service is efficient and does not take much time.  We often compare the value of our clients time to our mobile service charge and most often they actually save money by having us come to them. Our service is great for a large quantity fingerprints as this can be done in one location in a single setting.  It disrupts your business operation only once.  Our equipment is completely portable and lightweight and works perfectly on a boardroom or cafeteria table. Cleaning of hands after printing is very easy and can be done in a few minutes in the bathroom sink.

    Mobile Fingerprinting and Multi-State Licensing!

    What can we do for you and your business?

    • Meet you anytime, anywhere in the United States of Abroad.
    • Flexible payments: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, ATM, and Billed Accounts available.
    • We Submit your fingerprints to the US FBI and any State you choose that your not a resident of.  We do it in the proper format for that States.  We take care of the compliance issues for you.  Please note the US and 1 State submission and expedited service included in the base fee.  After that, your prints are destroyed unless you choose the next tier of service which includes 1 year archiving of your prints so they can be submitted to another state at a later time.
    • Work with individuals and groups large and small.
    • Provide a single point of contact for all of your fingerprinting needs.
    • We do this FAST on an expedited basis with the use of our industries top vendors.  This includes expedited submittal or your fingerprints to the FBI.

    Buffalo Notary Services offers 24/7/365 Mobile Notary Public Services and Fingerprinting at any location you choose and at the time that is convenient for you anywhere in the United State or around the World wherever UPS or FedEx goes.

    We provide a rolled fingerprinting service utilizing our vendors custom capture technique and patented process.  Dont’s waste your time or the time of your businesses valuable professionals by trying to find individual mobile fingerprinters from a directory and calling multiple phone numbers just to end up talking to answering machines? You can make just one call to us 24/7/365. Call us at Buffalo Notary Services for the US and Worldwide mobile fingerprinting service at 1-716-404-4140 and talk to a live person to set the appointment for your mobile fingerprinting now! You don’t pay any more for the convenience.  Discounts available for large groups, schools, and public agencies.

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    At Buffalo Notary Services – Mobile Notaries and Fingerprinting, we are extremely proud of both our track record and our ever growing list of satisfied clients. Upon request, we will gladly provide you with references of satisfied clients in your particular industry.


    • Medical and Teacher Certification
    • Immigration (Canadian and all other countries)
    • Financial Service Companies – Including Banks, Brokerage Companies, and Insurance Companies
    • Medical Industry
    • Legal Professionals
    • Employment agencies
    • Children Fingerprinting for schools, camps, and childcare facilities
    • Adoptions
    • Home and Healthcare Facilities
    • Security Companies
    • Mortgage Industry- all states in the country
    • Gaming Industry
    • Public and Private Transportation
    • Board of Education
    • Airline Industry
    • Nursing Home

    Associations and Agencies

    • Board of Education
    • SLA- New York Liquor Authority
    • Government Jobs including security clearance
    • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
    • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) –must use Bar Code Card
    • American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
    • COMEX
    • National Futures Association (NFA)
    • American Bar Association (ABA)


    • Licensing, Registrations, and Certifications for all forms of employment and background investigations
    • Immigration for all countries in the world
    • Coaching Jobs
    • Board of Directors
    • Certificate of Good Conduct
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