Conducting business abroad entails frequent international travel to visit with prospective business partners. Likewise, business partners may come to U.S. to work with you. The following resources will help you find the paperwork you and your business partners in other countries will need for traveling, and for authenticating paperwork you may need overseas.
Resources for Doing Business Abroad
The U.S. Department of State offers several information services and resources for the business traveler.
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- International Travel Resources, Tips and Advisories
Must-read resources if you are planning to go overseas to conduct business. Resources include current travel advisories, tips for international travel, document requirements.
- Business FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about doing business abroad, facilitating overseas investment, trade restrictions, and assisting foreign companies.
- Department of State, Authentications Office
The Department of State's Authentications Office is responsible for signing and issuing certificates under the Seal of the U.S. Department of Sate, authenticating business documents that will be used overseas. Documents include but are not limited to: company bylaws, powers of attorney, trademarks, diplomas, transcripts, distributorship agreements, articles of incorporation, good standing certificates, home studies, letters of reference etc. It also ensures that the requested information will serve in the interest of justice and is not contrary to U.S. policy.
Resources for Your Business Partners Abroad