As of July 2020 turnaround time for the New York State apostille is 10-14 business days. We currently don’t offer same or next day apostilles. 

Why Do I Need To Apostille Death Certificate?

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

If you have been told that you need to apostille death 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 New York City Death Certificate?
  • First of all, you must obtain a copy of the death certificate with a letter of exemplification from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Vital Records Division. That Department will issue 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 as to who may submit the applications (immediate family). 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 death certificate. Please remember that according to the New York Department of State’s official rules, only a 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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We can only help you with apostille process.

We cannot help you with obtaining death certificate – only immediate family of person listed on it can request a new copy.