APOSTILLE BIRTH CERTIFICATE NYC

WE DON’T PROVIDE OR ASSIST WITH OBTAINING BIRTH CERTIFICATES OR LETTERS OF EXEMPLIFICATION.

PLEASE CONTACT NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DIRECTLY WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

Why Do I Need To Apostille Birth Certificate?

Apostilles are used whenever public documents need to be produced abroad.

If you have been told that you need to apostille your birth certificate, it needs this type of verification to be valid for use in another country. The Apostille itself is a full-page certificate that is permanently attached to the document. 

How Can I Apostille My New York City Birth Certificate?
  • First of all, you must obtain a copy of the long-form birth certificate with a letter of exemplification from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Vital Records Division. The Department of State issues the letter of exemplification only upon request. Applications may be made in person at the Department’s Office, by mail, or on-line. There are restrictions on who may submit the applications (the person named in the certificate or parents). Proof of identity is required. Processing of applications by mail takes about 30 days at present.
  • The next step is the County Clerk Authentication of the birth certificate. Please remember that according to the New York Department of State’s official rules, only a long-form birth certificate accompanied by the letter of exemplification can be apostille.
  • The last step is a visit to the Department of State.
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CONTACT US IF YOU NEED AN APOSTILLE!

(We don’t provide Birth Certificates or Letters of Exemplification!) 

We can only help you with apostille process.

We cannot help you with obtaining your birth certificate or Letter of Exemplification.