Do you need New York Apostille Services?
The most common documents we can apostille from NYC are: Birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, death certificates, notarized documents, national archives records, diploma and transcripts, background checks, and more!
New York is the only state that requires County Clerk issued documents to also be certified by the County Clerk (Exemplification) before the NY Department of State will attach the apostille. 95% of all documents received at our NYC office will require these two steps.
There are 62 Counties in NYC. Most of the documents received at our NYC apostille office originate from the following Counties: Kings County, Queens County, New York County, Suffolk County, Bronx County, Nassau Country, and Westchester County.
A County Clerk exemplification is attached to the original document certifying the official who has signed the document. Here is an example of a New York County Clerk Exemplification.
Below is an example of a New York Department of State apostille authenticating the official who has signed the County Clerk exemplification.
Here is typically what’s included in a Apostille:
- Country … [country name] This public document
- has been signed by … [name]
- acting in the capacity of … [function]
- bears the seal/stamp of … [authority] certified
- at … [location]
- the … [date]
- by … [name]
- No … [apostille registration number]
- Seal/stamp … [of the authority giving the apostille]
- Signature … [signature of authority giving the apostille]
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!