Apostille Marriage Certificate – Wedding

Do you need to apostille a marriage certificate?

If you were married in the United States and would like to have your marriage recognized in another country, you will be asked to have your marriage certificate apostilled.  We can apostille a marriage certificate issued from all 50 U.S. States including the District of Colombia (Washington, D.C.)

In order to apostille a marriage certificate, it must be presented to the State office for verification.  Only the State that has issued your license can apostille the document.  For example, if your marriage certificate is from the State of California, only the California Secretary of State can affix the apostille to the certificate.  In some States, the Secretary of State is called the Department of State or the Lt. Governors office.  Regardless, the roles are the same.

In many situations, filing a marriage certificate in a foreign country does have its advantages.

For example, if would like to obtain dual citizenship with certain countries (Example: Italy, Spain etc…), you will be asked to have your marriage certificate apostilled. This helps prove to the other country that your marriage certificate is legitimate.  Also, in some countries, in order to be considered husband and wife, a marriage certificate must be filed with the Foreign Government (Example: UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc…).

There are many other reasons why you would need to apostille a marriage certificate.  Are you selling a property? Buying property? Inheritance?  Proving that you were married to a person? Opening a bank account?

If you have been instructed to obtain an apostille on your marriage certificate, we recommend that you contact our office for instructions.

At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on your documents.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Saturday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-202-779-9611 (International Callers).

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