Legalization of the US documents for Philippines.
Documents issued in the USA and intended for use in Philippines must be "authenticated" or "legalized" in order to be recognized as valid in Philippines.
Please be advised that the Philippines is not signatories to the Hague Convention, abolishing the requirement of consular legalization for foreign public documents and you will need "Embassy (Consular) Legalization" ( "Chain Authentication").
"Embassy (Consular) Legalization" of official documents is a procedure of confirmation of the validity of originals of official documents or certification of authenticity of signatures of the officials, authorized to certify the signatures on documents, and also the validity of prints of stamps, seals by which the document is fastened.
The documents for Philippines are subjected to "chain authentication" in the State, Federal and Embassy levels. The Department of State, Authentications Office is responsible for signing and issuing certificates under the Seal of the U.S. Department of Sate providing authentication services on documents that will be used overseas and then they are certified in the Embassy or Consulate of Philippines .
Additional assistance with Legalization and Translation the documents for Philippines can be provided through Logos services. 1(212)233-7061