Do you need an apostille on your birth certificate?
There are many reasons why another country would request an apostille on your birth certificate. If you are planning to get married in another country or obtain dual citizenship, you will be asked to obtain an apostille on your documents. We recommend that you find out what documents are being requested from you in order to avoid any delays or additional costs.
For example, if the country is also requesting an apostille on your FBI background check, you will first need to contact an FBI approved channeler who will obtain the background check and mail it to your address for processing.
Additional reasons why another country would request an apostille on your birth certificate are:
– Death of Spouse
– Interest & Ownership in Property
– Working in Another Country
Birth certificates must be processed from the State that issued them. For example, if you were born in New York and are requesting an apostille, only the State of New York can apostille this document. The same holds true for all 50 States and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) If you are U.S. Citizen born abroad, please call the U.S. Department of State for assistance. If you do not have your certificates, you can order online through Vitalcheck.com.
The requirements for obtaining an apostille on a birth certificate can vary from State to State. For example, birth certificates issued from the States of Virginia and Wisconsin cannot be older than 12 months. The State of Florida will only process a birth certificate issued by the Florida Department of State. In California, a birth certificate can be apostilled if it’s issued by the County Clerk or State Registrar.
Regardless of which U.S. State your birth certificate is issued from, we can process it through one of our eight apostille offices.
The first step is to contact our office. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
Once you mail in your documents, we’ll rush them to State and Government offices. We can even legalize your documents at Embassy and Consulate offices. No job is too big or too small. We have the resources and staff to apostille your birth certificate as fast as one business day.
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you.
Click to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.