Do you need an Apostille for your Birth Certificate?
If you plan to live, work, get married in, or buy/sell property in another country, you maybe asked to have your Birth Certificate Apostilled. The purpose of this request is to ensure that your documents are authenticated and validated for international use by the Secretary of State or the US Government.
There are currently 105 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention. This means that if the country you plan to send your documents to are a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, the Secretary of State will issue an Apostille for the documents. If not, a certificate will be issued.
You’ll need to send us the original or a certified copy of the original. If you can’t find your Birth Certificate, you can either contact the state which issued the document or the county clerk’s office for assistants. In order to save time and money, I recommend ordering your birth certificate through VitalChek http://www.vitalchek.com .
We can process Birth Certificates from all 50 US States including the District of Columbia (DC). Once we receive your documents, we’ll authenticate it through the Secretary of State’s office and overnight the documents back to your location. Our fee includes next business morning delivery of your documents. There is an additional shipping fee for international delivery.
Click to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.