Do you need to apostille your New York birth certificate for Israel?
The most common documents we can apostille from our NYC apostille office 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 this two-step process.
There are 62 Counties in NYC. Most of the documents received at our NYC apostille office originate from the following Counties: The most popular Counties we receive documents from are: Kings County apostille (Brooklyn), Queens County apostille, New York County apostille (Manhattan), Suffolk County apostille (Long Island), Bronx County apostille, Nassau County apostille (Long Island), Westchester County apostille, and Richmond County apostille (Staten Island).
A County Clerk exemplification/certificate 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 (Size: Half a page).
Below is an example of a New York Department of State apostille authenticating the official who has signed the County Clerk exemplification/certificate.
Here is typically what’s included in a New York 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 on a New York birth certificate 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!