How to get an apostille... in New York and nationwide?
 

 dateJANUARY 30, 2019

signaturesIf you need to get a New York apostille for use in Mexico for a personal or a corporate document originating from the State of New York, we will be happy to assist you! 

Both the U.S. and Mexico signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing a Hague apostille will be legal and valid in Mexico.

Here are a few tips:

tip apostilleYour notarized document (e.g. a power of attorney, an affidavit, etc.) can be in Spanish. However, the notarial statement must be in English.

tip apostilleThe notary cannot call himself / herself "notario publico" in the document! There is a huge difference between a U.S. notary and a Mexican notario publico. The document will be rejected.

tip apostille We can apostille most Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth certificates without a letter of exemplification.


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JANUARY 5, 2019
 

IRS"Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible." This is the message anyone calling to ask about tax matters heard after dialing the IRS this week.

If you need to apply for U.S. residency certification for the current year 2019, it is still possible to do so. The IRS will accept the application but the processing will start after the shutdown is over. Applications sent to the IRS by fax are stored in the IRS computer, and when the processing starts, the earlier your application was received, the faster it will be processed. Our advice: do not wait for the government shutdown to end, you can submit the application now. 

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dateNOVEMBER 2, 2018

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Some foreign countries require that your document is translated, and that the translation is apostilled. Translation agencies usually provide an Affidavit of Translation Accuracy which is signed by a translator who confirms that he/she is competent to translate from English into the language of the target country, and that the translation is a true, complete and accurate translation of the original document. Then, the translator's signature is notarized, and the document is ready for an apostille.

Increasingly, translation agencies use the services of translators who work remotely, sometimes in foreign countries. In this case it is not possible to have the signature of the translator notarized. As a solution, the translation agencies provide a different kind of affidavit where a manager or another agency's official confirms that the translation was performed by a professional translator, and that the translation is accurate. The signature of the manager is then notarized.

Is this a proper way to have the translation attested? Is it possible to apostille the translation which was not certified by the translator? 

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dateOCTOBER 1, 2018

old letters portrait old letter 51364 free imageNeed an apostilled Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificate of your parents, grandparents, grand-grandparents?

Why would anyone need a copy of his/her grandparents' marriage license? The most common answer is applying for dual citizenship. The processes and requirements for applying for citizenship are developed by each county and bary from country to country. Many countries require apostilled certified copies of vital events in order to verify an applicant's claim of lineage.

If the marriage was registered in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island before 1950, the file will be in the New York City Municipal Archives. All documents are kept on film. To locate the right film, you need to know the year and the borough where the marriage license was issued.

We do a lot of research in the New York City Municipal Archives, and so far, we were able to locate 100% of the records ordered.

Order a Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificate ONLINE

dateFEBRUARY 17, 2019

old letters portrait old letter 51364 free imageNeed an apostilled Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth, marriage or death certificate from New York City Municipal Archives? We can help.

Why would anyone need a copy of his/her grandgrandparents' birth certificate, marriage license, or death certificate? The most common answer is applying for dual citizenship. The processes and requirements for applying for citizenship are developed by each county and bary from country to country. Many countries require apostilled certified copies of vital events in order to verify an applicant's claim of lineage.

How does it work?

Our staff member will go to the New York City Municipal Archives, and look through the catalogs. The records are arranged by year, and by borough where the license was issued. The first and most important task is to find the film and the certificate number. We will do this. Then, we will look through the actual film, and find the certificate. After that, the certificate can be printed out and exemplified by the staff of the Municipal Archives. Some experience is required for working with the archived materials.

What documents are available? 

Birth, death and marriage records are filed and indexed according to the locality (borough) in which the event occurred.

Birth Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • July 1847-1848
  • July 1853-1909
Brooklyn
  • 1866-1909
Bronx
  • 1898-1909
Queens
  • 1898-1909
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1909

 

Death Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • 1795
  • 1802-1804
  • 1808
  • 1812-1948
Brooklyn
  • 1847-1853
  • 1857-1948
Bronx
  • 1898-1948
Queens
  • 1898-1948
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1948

 

Marriage Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • July 1847-1848
  • July 1853-1949
Brooklyn
  • 1866-1949
Bronx
  • 1898-1949
Queens
  • 1898-1949
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1949
order online manhattan brooklyn bronx queens staten island marriage certificate

 


This is how a certified copy of the document from the NYC Municipal Archives might look (marriage certificate registered in 1930s):

Marriage certificate 1927

The back of the certificate will look like this:


Marriage certificate municipal archives back

If you have a certificate like this, it does not mean that it is ready for an apostille or embassy legalization. The document will need a Letter of Exemplification.


Marriage certificate exemplification

Our staff member will go to the Municipal Archives, find the certificate, order an exemplified copy of the certificate, and then we will get it apostilled or legalized by a foreign embassy.


Your document qualifies (you have an exemplified copy)? Mail the original to us...

If you have the original exemplified birth, death or marriage certificate, and it qualifies for an apostille / embassy legalization, mail it to us and we will get an apostille / embassy seal for it.

price 4New York Apostille: $175 (FedEx 2nd day within the U.S. is included).
Processing time: 3-4 bus. days + mail.
Embassy legalization: $375 (most embassies)
Processing time: depends on the embassy.
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America: $90
 
 
Complete the Order form and enclose it with your documents. Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue, Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

What is an "exemplified copy" of a vital record?

An exemplified copy is an official copy of the document issued by a the New York City Municipal Archives with a Letter of Exemplification as shown above. Upon request, the Municipal Archives will issue an exemplified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate. 

Please note...

tip apostilleNotarized copies of vital records are not acceptable! In fact, New York notaries by law cannot notarize copies of vital records.

tip apostille Copies certified as true copies by the document custodian (you) are not acceptable! You do need the original document.

tip apostille Some foreign countries require that certified copies of vital records are recent, e.g. were issued within the last six or twelve months.

 


dateAPRIL 2, 2018

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How do you prepare a transcript for foreign use?
 
apostille acceptable Contact your school and request a certified notarized copy of your transcript. This document needs to be signed by a school official (original signature), and his/her signature must be notarized. 
 
apostille acceptable If you cannot obtain a certified notarized copy, use our 24-hour apostille service to get an apostille for a copy of the document. If you need your school record legalized by a foreign embassy, please contact us.
 
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FEBRUARY 20, 2018 

sidi bou said rooftops 1232973 free imageStarting March 30, 2018 Tunisia will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

On July 10, 2017, Tunisia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Tunisia on March 30, 2018. This means that U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles will be valid and legal in Tunisia. No embassy / consulate legalization will be necessary.

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JANUARY 9, 2018

romania mapIf you need to get a New York apostille for use in Romania for a personal or a corporate document originating from the State of New York, we will be happy to help!

Both the U.S. and Romania signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing Hague apostille stamps will be legal and valid in Romania.

As we are located in New York, we are able to offer the most competitive price for New York apostilles, one of the lowest in the industry. We also offer free document evaluation so that you do not waste valuable time submitting documents that cannot be apostilled.

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JANUARY 3, 2018 

bolivia free imageStarting May 7, 2018 Bolivia will be accepting Hague apostilles. 

On November 7, 2017, Bolivia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Bolivia on May 7, 2018. This means that U.S. documents bearing Hague apostilles will be valid and legal in Bolivia. No embassy / consulate legalization will be necessary.

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