Do you need to apostille a birth certificate?
A birth certificate issued from any of the 50 US States must be apostilled from the State that issued the certificate. The certificate must either be issued from the Health Department, County Clerk, or the State Registrar. The certificate must bear the official signature of the official who is authorized to sign it. In order to obtain the Hague Apostille for this certificate, it must be mailed in to our office for processing.
For example, if you were born in New York City, your New York birth certificate must be apostilled from the State of New York. The same holds true for a California birth certificate. A birth certificate issued from the State of California can only be apostilled from the California State office.
International Apostille Services, Inc., has nine strategically located offices throughout the United States. Each one of our offices can process documents from a select few States. We recommend that you contact us for instructions, cost, and our order forms. You can also download our apostille order forms. 1-888-810-4054
WARNING: If an apostille company offers to apostille a birth certificate in a state other than the one it was issued from, then the apostille is considered invalid (Basically fraud). For example, if your California birth certificate was issued with a New York apostille, this apostille is invalid and fraudulent. A notary cannot copy certify a vital record certificate (Birth, Death, Marriage) and process it through another State. Example: The State of New York cannot apostille a signature of a California official who signed your California birth certificate. We recommend that you work with a reputable apostille service company who will obtain the apostille from the State that the certificate was issued from.
We have provided examples of State issued apostilles here: State Apostille Examples
At International Apostille Services, Inc., we take the guesswork out of getting an apostille on our documents. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step by step instructions. 1-888-810-4054 or 1-310-484-5296 (International Callers).
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!
Certifying, attesting, and legalizing documents can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the authentication 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.