The decision to make aliyah is life-changing and often comes with emotional and physical challenges. Luis and Marta Massieu of Apostille.net understand the extent of such a move and have been working closely with Nefesh B’Nefesh for the past six years, providing necessary documentation to help streamline the process for olim as they prepare for aliyah.
Apostille, a French word that means “to certify,” is a certificate issued by the secretary of state or a notary regulating agency that authenticates a notary seal. An apostille alone is sufficient proof of authentication for notarized documents exchanged between certain countries. In order to obtain Israeli citizenship, the Israeli government requires olim to provide apostilles for certain legal documents, most commonly birth certificates and marriage certificates.
Apostille.net, a family-run business, has been helping people with documentation for nearly two decades. Partnering with Nefesh B’Nefesh for the past six years, Luis and Marta have connected with many olim who can attest to the invaluable service the Massieus have provided in making the aliyah transition successful.
Apostille.net can take the sometimes complex process of obtaining apostilles and simplify it for their clients. “Gathering the paperwork and submitting it accordingly takes time and effort. It is certainly something one can do on their own, but we have the expertise and the proficiency to expedite the process and avoid any possible pitfalls,” explained Luis.
Apostille.net offers fast turnaround time. Once they receive a document, they quickly process it and send it back with the apostille attached. They are based in New York and have a network of agents throughout the United States processing apostilles in every major city.
Apostille.net provides a significant discount for Nefesh B’Nefesh applicants who use their service. “We feel very dedicated to the organization and are committed to help in any way we can,” Luis expressed. If someone needs guidance or direction, Luis encourages them to contact him, even if they are not signing up as clients. He believes he can be a valuable resource for those who might find the process overwhelming.
Large families preparing to make aliyah require a significant number of apostilles. In such cases, Luis is pleased to offer his services at a reduced rate. “Our intention is to make the process a positive experience and we feel honored to have the opportunity to facilitate this dream.”
For more information, please email Luis at [email protected] or call 212-495-9323.
By Andrea Nissel