Do you need a Florida Apostille?
Our office in Miami, FL can apostille your documents in 3-5 business days. Documents receiving at our office are hand-delivered and picked-up through the Florida Department of State’s office in Tallahassee, FL. On average, our processing time is two business days. Completed documents are sent back by FedEx overnight shipping. We also provide FedEx International priority shipping at an additional shipping fee.
In Florida, only State level birth and death certificates qualify to receive an apostille. All State level certificates are signed by the acting State Registrar, while most County certificates are signed by a Chief Deputy Registrar. The current State Registrar in Florida is Ken Jones and the previous State Registrar was C. Meade Grigg. We can also authenticate signatures from the following former Florida State Registrars: Oliver Board, Charles Mahan, and Edward Williams.
If the birth or death certificate is not signed by one of the five individuals listed above, you will need to order a new certified copy through VitalCheck.com
Documents notarized in Florida must contain the correct notarial wording in order for the State to authenticate the document. We can email you sample certificates so you can give them to the notary as a reference.
The Florida Department of State (Secretary of State) will certify or apostille the following documents:
- Documents notarized or certified as true copies from a Florida notary
- Birth and death certificates issued and signed by the State Registrar
- Vehicle titles certified by the Florida Department of motor vehicles
- Corporate documents bearing the signature of the Secretary of State
- Documents certified by a Clerk of the Court from the County
Our office in Miami, FL is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm. We recommend that you mail-in your documents by FedEx, UPS, or DHL in order to avoid any delays. You can also stop by and drop-off your documents with our receptionist. Be sure to include our Florida apostille order form and credit card authorization form.
Common documents we receive at our office are:
- Marriage certificates
- Birth certificates
- Death Certificates
- Divorce decree
- Power of Attorney
- Travel consent
If your documents require notarization, please contact us before you meet with a notary. We can apostille and certify documents for over 100 countries who are members of the Hague apostille convention. Countries who are not members will receive a certification by the Florida Department of State.
Click to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.