Are you interested to know how to apostille a birth certificate?
Obtaining an apostille on a birth certificate requires that you mail in the original or a newer County Clerk issued certified copy with our order forms for processing.
There are many reasons why a foreign country will request an apostille on your birth certificate. The most common reasons are:
- Dual Citizenship
- Distribution of Assets/Inheritance
- Long Term Visa
- New Job
- Continue Education
Most states will accept original birth certificates. The only exception is the states of Virginia and Wisconsin. Birth certificates issued from these two states should be issued within the past 12 months.
Rule of Thumb: Before ordering a new certified copy, we recommend that you mail in what you currently have now so we can present it to the state office. If the state does not accept your document or if your document requires further certification, we will contact you with detailed instructions.
How to apostille a birth certificate?
Please download the order forms that corresponds with the state your birth certificate originates from. For example, if your birth certificate originates from NY, be sure to download our New York Apostille order forms. If your birth certificate originates from Illinois, be sure to download our Illinois Apostille order forms. All of our apostille order forms can be downloaded by clicking the following link and choosing your state: Apostille Order Forms
If you have any questions, please call us:
Int’l Callers: 1-202-897-4070
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!