Hague and Non-Hague Counties
This is a list of Hague Countries. These countries joined the Hague Convention back in 1951. Apostilles are processed differently when countries belong to the convention.
This is a list of Non-Hague countries which have not joined the Hague Convention. These countries require legalization and are processed differently than countries who joined the Hague Convention.
For each of the US States listed below I've included links to the Secretary of State website, forms required by individual Secretaries of States when need to be used when Apostille Agents are requesting Apostilles, as well as Handbook downloads.
Check out the state of Connecticut’s New Business Checklist to go through everything you’ll need in order to file for a license. Then search for your license registration forms by business type here. If you’re still having trouble, they also have a 5-step “Wizard” to get you going.
According to Iowa Economic Development, Iowa does not have a general business license: “Licensing and other compliance requirements are based on the nature of a business or professional occupation. IASourceLink provides a comprehensive license search engine and personalized assistance to help identify compliance requirements.”
Create an account on GeauxBiz.com to start the process of obtaining your license in Louisiana. You’ll be prompted to start a business license checklist that will name the “resources to help plan, make key financial decisions, and complete legal activities necessary to start a business.”
Not every business in Michigan is required to be licensed by the state. Licenses are required for certain vocations or occupations that may be conducted within a business, and local governments may also require business licenses. Find out if your new venture could require a state license or permit through the business license search. And check out their guidebook and step-by-step outline for how to start a business in Michigan.
The Missouri Business Portal lets you register with the Secretary of State and Department of Revenue simultaneously and provides a list of occupations that require licensing. They suggest you contact your county/city government to learn more about their requirements.
The Nebraska Licensing Division oversees collection agencies, debt management agencies, credit services organizations, private detectives, truth and deception examiners, athlete agents, and nonrecourse civil litigation funding companies. Follow the links on their website to get your required license and check with your local government to see if they require additional licenses.
The State of North Carolina does not issue general business licenses, but your business might be subject to state, city, county, and federal requirements. Click here for a directory of all occupational boards in N.C. and their contact information. Call the Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) team at (800) 228-8443 or (919) 447-7828 to determine your state license needs.
According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, if you have an in-state business with sales of more than $3,000, you must obtain either a “minimal activity license” or a “standard business license” from your county or municipal clerk. For more information, click here.
Texas has two places for registering or renewing business licenses. The Department of Licensing and Regulation has this list of occupations that require licenses. You can also go to Texas.gov and scroll down to the “Work” section to see more specific licenses related to your business.
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