The most frequent purpose for another country to request an apostille on this document is to grant you a prolonged or permanent visa. They will let you stay indefinitely if you can show that the U.S. Federal Government is providing you with a monthly stipend. The majority of our clients who need this document are from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Colombia, where they either intend to retire or have already done so.
You must get a signed copy of this document from the Social Security Administration in order to apostille it. You can get the letter via the SSA's internet page here: http://www.ssa.gov/, or you can travel to the nearest Social Security office.
The top provider of document certification, legalization, attestation, and apostille services is Visa Express Inc.
Apostilles may be challenging. Don't trust this technique to untrained workers or unqualified individuals who are unaware of the Apostille procedure and the particular needs of several countries. Your paperwork can be turned down, which would cost you time and money. Be awared!