Friday, February 24, 2017

Apostille Services in NJ

An Apostille is a form of certification set out in the 1961 Hague Convention and the United States became its subscriber in 1981. It is a form of numbered fields, which allows the data to be understood by the receiving country regardless of the official language of the issuing country. Today at Bergen Funeral, we’d like to discuss our apostille services in NJ.

When is it needed?
Apostille Services in NJ 
You need this authentication when you are transferring public documents between countries. Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a document so that it can be accepted in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document.

The Hague Convention defines public documents as:

Those originating in a court, clerk of a court, public prosecutor or process server, Administrative documents, Notarial acts, and Official certificates placed on documents.

These types of public documents would include birth or death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, school transcripts and diploma or degrees among others.

Who issues an Apostille?
An apostille is issued by your Secretary of State’s office or Notary commissioning agency. The single apostille is the only certification needed. Once prepared and verified, the apostille is attached to and sent along with the notarized documents. This all happens after the notarization and requires no action on your part. You can request for an Apostille in person or via email. The documents will be handled by the appropriate division within this agency. Requests for corporate documents requiring an Apostille should be directed to the Corporations Section.

Where does the Apostille convention apply?
You should know what countries are members of the Apostille Convention. The Apostille Convention only applies if both the country where the public document was issued and the country where the public document is to be used are parties to the Convention. A comprehensive and updated list of the countries where the Apostille Convention applies, or will soon apply, is available in the Apostille Section of The Hague Conference website.

What to do if the country is not a member of the Apostille Convention?

If your public document was issued or is to be used in a country where the Apostille Convention does not apply, you should contact the Embassy or a Consulate of the country where you intend to use the document in order to find out what your options are. This alternative method for Authenticating documents is called Embassy legalization. This process is used for the countries that choose not to be members of the Hague Convention. Since they don’t accept Apostilles you will need to have your documents go through the embassy legalization process instead. This means the documents will have to be certified by the highest levels of the Government prior to being certified by the respective Embassies in the country of origin.

To save both time and money, involve professionals
Going through the authentication process is time-consuming. You will have to research all about the Apostille services if you are not already familiar with it and then begin with the entire process. It is recommended that you hire a professional company to do your work so that you can save time and you don’t have to again in case something goes wrong the first time. We know our work and Bergen Funeral can help you legalize your documents in the least possible time.

To learn more about our apostille services in NJ at Bergen Funeral or for more information about us, please call us today at 800-262-7901. A funeral and apostille expert will be ready to speak with you. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cremation Service Brooklyn, NY

We at Bergen Funeral understand that while some people don’t like the idea of cremation, there are many that see this is a feasible alternative to a traditional burial. There are many reasons why this is so. If you are one of those who have wondered why anyone would want to be cremated or choose this method for someone they love, then you should know that cremation is an alternative to the traditional funeral service. With cremation service in Brooklyn, NY you have many options that you might not be aware of that can help your family through the hard process of losing a loved one.

You can choose to hold a memorial cremation service with your local funeral home this way everyone can come together to say goodbye to the lost loved one, and have a time to reflect on all the memories you have shared together. You can also use a rental casket, and have a viewing of your loved one before the cremation has been performed. This is wonderful because it gives everyone a chance to have one last look at their loved one. Cremation services can be held in your local funeral home, a church, or any other location you fill is the best location to hold your services.

Cremation Service Brooklyn, NY 
Cremation services come with many benefits. The world is becoming ecologically conscious; cremation is widely accepted because it is earth friendly. It is a way of conserving land unlike in the case of burial where bodies are buried in the ground. Cremation services are also cost effective. You do not need a casket to cremate a dead body, no cemetery plot, and no need for headstone. Also, there are no additional funeral costs to be incurred during cremation. If you settle for a casket before cremation, you can always get it  at a good price. In addition, cremation services are simpler because there is no pomp and circumstance as in the case of a normal burial service. Families can always choose the level of cremation ceremony they wish to have and it saves a great deal on time and cash. Apart from the monetary advantages, cremation services have also glowed since they came into the limelight because you can always choose what to do with the ashes. You will find that many people choose to scatter ashes in a place or a room that held a special meaning to a loved one. Many choose to scatter ashes at the sea, local cemetery, mountain top, and family property. This is custom made to ensure that survivors can always visit the place at their convenience in honor of the deceased. Scattering ashes is also a way to keep the memories of the deceased alive.

Through cremation services, families can also make decorative cremation urns. Cremation urn is a wonderful way to remember your loved one and they come in all shapes and sizes. With cremation urns you are able to store the cremation ashes in a container of your choice that will fit your taste. 

Cremation urns come in vase, wood, marble, photo, bronze, and many other materials and formats. They are treasured and great art pieces that can be used in a home. Once you have chosen to cremate your loved one, you should also choose to get it done by professionals who know the ins and outs of it.

To learn more about us at Bergen Funeral or for more information about our cremation service in Brooklyn, NY please call us today at 800-262-7901. One of our professionals will be happy to speak to you. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Burial Services in Bergen County, NJ

Going through the pain of losing someone is the most difficult thing to deal with, and it’s natural to bid farewell to our loved ones in the most profound way we can find. Funeral is not only the last opportunity to say good bye to loved ones, but it is also a ceremony that helps in dealing with the grief by saying farewell with friends and family. In order to give a proper reflective ceremony to your loved ones, it is important to gather your friends and family in a setting that could celebrate the relationship you shared and the grief you are feeling over the loss of it. At Bergen Funeral we have been helping people through the grieving and by providing the following burial services in Bergen county NJ.

Burial Services in Bergen County, NJ 
Funeral Service
  • Graveside service.
  • Immediate burial service.
  • Service of visitation to friends and family.
  • Traditional funeral service.
Memorial Service
A service provided to help you grieve with your family and friends. Depending on your cultural or religious customs we can be very flexible with our options.

Burial Service
Burial service includes funeral, memorial and graveyard services, graveyard services are offered at the site of the burial and friends and family can choose the location of their choice.

We respect and understand that every family has their own traditional that they want to choose for bidding farewell to their loved one. Therefore, our costs depend entirely on your budget and your needs.

We understand that our clients are already going through a difficult time when arranging a burial service, and our team at Bergen Funeral has been offering not just our services to neighboring communities but also a shoulder to lean on during these hard times.

To learn more about us at Bergen Funeral or for more information about burial services in Bergen county NJ, please call us today at 800-262-7901. One of our funeral experts will take your call with understanding and sensitivity.