Illinois Hague apostille

Do you need Hague apostilles for your Illinois documents? We provide Apostille and Embassy legalization services in the State of Illinois and nationwide, for documents intended for international use.  

If you are traveling overseas, or sending an Illinois document for use in a foreign country, you may be required to have the document apostilled or legalized. Hague apostilles have been adopted internationally as a uniform way of verifying documents sent between countries.

What does an Illinois apostille look like?

In the State of Illinois, as in all U.S. states, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document by a staple covered by a gold foil embossed seal. It is signed by the Secretary of State (facsimile signature) and has a black-and-white Seal of the State of Illinois.

Price, processing time, order form

price 4Illinois apostille: $175

USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.): free
More shipping options in the Order Form

Processing time: app. 2 weeks + mail

order form 3Please complete the Order Form and mail it with your original document(s) to

Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

If you are sending your document(s) from a foreign country, please use FedEx, DHL or TNT, and email the tracking number so that we can watch for your package.

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Our guarantee: If we are unable to get your documents apostilled or legalized, we will issue a 100% refund, we do not keep any service fees.

Illinois apostille guidelines:

The following documents qualify for Illinois apostilles: 

apostille acceptable documents notarized by an Illinois Notary Public
apostille acceptable certified copies of Birth certificates from the County Clerk, Local Registrar or Illinois Department of Public Health
apostille acceptable certified copies of Marriage licenses from the County Clerk. 
apostille acceptable certified copies of Divorce decrees from the Circuit Clerk
apostille acceptable documents issued by Illinois Secretary of State

Illinois Secretary of StateMore Illinois apostille tips:

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Illinois birth and death certificates must be certified by the County Clerk, Local Registrar, or State of Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois Marriage Certificates must be Certified by the County Clerk or State of Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois Divorce Decrees must be certified by the Circuit Clerk. Old documents are acceptable for apostille purposes. However, you should check with the country of intended use if it requires a recently issued document.

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Articles of incorporation, Articles of amendment, Articles of merger, Articles of dissolution, Certificates of status must be certified copies issued by Illinois Secretary of State.

tip 2Your documents may be in a foreign language. However, the notarial statement must be in English.

We obtain apostilles for documents originating from all 102 Illinois counties: Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | De Witt | DeKalb | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford

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Foreign Documents Express


331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1

4th Floor, Suite 143

Red Bank, NJ 07701


Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421




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