Clearing The Air
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June 4th, 2009 – by: tomassgringo
Original of the certificate issued by the proper authority be it government, a public, or private enterprise; or by a foreign company, in which it is stated that the applicant receives a pension. This certificate must be duly legalized by the Colombian Consul or APOSTILLED, whichever applies.
The note regarding this requirement:
All Documents issued in languages other than Spanish MUST be submitted duly TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH, and both versions should be notarized by a Notary Public. They must also be certified with an APOSTILLE by the Office of the Secretary of State from the State where they were issued.
I spend literally hours online trying to figure out where to begin. I decided I would focus on only getting the Social Security income verified because I know Cigna is not issuing a letter verifying my income locally and I am not traveling to another state just to get a document notarized - then APOSTILLED. Here is my game plan.
1 - Get a letter from Social Security verifying my income. *this should be easy enough
2 - Get it translated into Spanish. *I do not know how official the translation has to be
3 - Have the bank notarize the letters because the Notary Public can verify the money was also deposited. *hope this is as easy as I hope
4 - Call the Secretary of State's office to see how to get them APOSTILLED. *this I feel will be the trickiest part
So this adventure begins!
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