Do you need to apostille your marriage certificate?
At National Apostille, Inc., we take the guesswork out of obtaining an apostille on your marriage certificate. We can apostille marriage certificates issued from all 50 States and the District of Columbia (Washington DC).
In order to apostille your certificate, you must mail in the original or a certified copy issued by the County Clerk or State Registrar to our office for processing. This would be the County or State you were married in. Marriage certificates can only be authenticated from the State of origin. For example, if your marriage certificate is from the State of Illinois, the State of Illinois is the only state that can issue a Illinois apostille. Another example is if your marriage certificate is from New York, only the State of New York can issue a New York apostille.
Note: Vital record documents cannot be color copied, emailed, notarized, or uploaded to any website. Beware of web-sites that ask you to upload your documents! Only original documents can receive an apostille form the Secretary of State.
Not every marriage certificate can qualify for an apostille. Some States have set time limits on how old a certificate can be. For example, a marriage certificate issued from the State of Wisconsin and Virginia can not be older than 12 months. We recommend that you mail in the certificate you currently have for review. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you by phone and email.
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!