Apostille Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate ApostilleDo you need an apostille on a Birth Certificate?

If you’re planning to get married, obtain dual-citizenship, move, work, or conduct business in another country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you may be asked to obtain an apostille your birth certificate.  The Apostille helps authenticate your documents so the country requesting it will accept it.  There are currently over 110 countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

We can apostille birth certificates issued from all 50 US States including the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.).  If you were born in the USA, we can apostille your documents.  We are, however, unable to apostille birth certificates issued from another country (Example: Russia, Mexico, Germany, etc…).  Document issued from another country must be apostilled there.  Also, if you are an American citizen born in another country, you will need to contact the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. for assistance.

The very first step is to contact our office.  Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available 8am to 7pm to answer your questions and to provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.  Our processing time is as fast as one business day and we do provide FedEx return shipping at no additional cost.

If the country requesting your documents is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, then your documents will require Embassy or Consulate legalization services. Documents destined for non-Hague Apostille countries will either require two or three steps to complete.  Our knowledgeable staff can provide you the breakdown in cost and processing time for these countries.

International Apostille Services, Inc. is the leader in document authentication services. We process documents from all 50 U.S. States including documents issued by the U.S. Federal Government.

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Birth Certificate Apostille

Do you need an apostille on a Birth Certificate?

There are many reasons why you would be asked to obtain an apostille on a birth certificate.  If you are looking to establish dual citizenship, get married in another country, purchase or sell property in another country, inheritance,  etc… you will be asked to obtain an apostille on your birth certificate.  If you are getting married in another country and you were born in the USA, you definitely need an apostille on your birth certificate.

A birth certificate can only be apostilled from the State that issued the certificate.  For example, if your certificate was issued from the State of New York, it must be apostilled from the State of New York.  Every State has requirements on what is acceptable to the State in order to be authenticated.  For example, in the State of Virginia and Wisconsin, the State will only apostille a birth certificate issued within the past 12 months.  Other States will apostille birth certificates issued many years ago.  In the State of Florida, the birth certificate must be issued by the State and signed by the State registrar.

If you are wondering if your birth certificate qualifies for an apostille, we recommend that you mail-in the original or certified copy of the certificate to our office for processing.  If the State rejects your document or if we believe the State will not accept your document, we will contact you.  Please note that the State does not allow us to obtain documents on your behalf.  We can only assist you only with documents that you mail in to our office for processing.

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.

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Birth Certificate Apostille

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.

International Apostille Order Form PDF SmallClick to download our International Apostille Order Form. Our Apostille service is fast, convenient, and saves you time and money.