New Mexico Hague apostille

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

If you are traveling overseas, or sending a New Mexico 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 a New Mexico apostille look like?

In the State of New Mexico, as in all U.S. states, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document by an eyelet. It is signed by the Secretary of State (facsimile signature) and has the Seal of the State of New Mexico. New Mexico apostilles are issued in the English language.

Price, processing time, order form

price 4New Mexico apostille: $175

USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.): free
You will find 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.

175 apostille 1No hidden fees.

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

New Mexico apostille guidelines and tips

An apostille is attached to a notarized original document or a certified recorded instrument.  For documents that are notarized, the apostille verifies that the person who notarized the document was appointed to a notary public commission in New Mexico at the time of the notarization.  For certified recorded instruments issued by government agencies, the apostille verifies that the person who certified the document was an appointed or elected official in New Mexico at the time of the certification.  Examples of public documents include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, and school transcripts.

The following documents qualify for New Mexico apostilles:

apostille acceptable notarized by notaries public qualified in the State of New Mexico
apostille acceptable issued and certified New Mexico County Clerks
apostille acceptable signed by New Mexico State Registrar of Vital Records
apostille acceptable issued County Clerk Recorders
apostille acceptable documents signed by New Mexico Secretary of State
 

tip 2

Birth and death certificates should be issued by the State registrar of vital records. 

Notaries Public may NOT make a photocopy of a birth certificate or a death certificate. Birth and death certificates are official state records. Certified copies may be obtained only from the State Registrar of Vital Records at Vital Records & Health Statistics in Santa Fe, New Mexico by calling 505-827-0121 or by visiting their website nmhealth.org.

tip 2Marriage certificates should be issued by the Office of the County Clerk. The copies must be certified by the County Clerk.

Notaries Public may NOT make a photocopy of a marriage certificate. Marriage certificates are official county records.

tip 2Divorce judgments should be issued by the District Court in the county where the divorce was filed. Plain copies are not eligible. The copies must be certified.

Notaries Public may NOT make a photocopy of a divorce judgment. Divorce records are official county records.

tip 2School transcripts and diplomas - must be issued by the school registrar and notarized. 

tip 2 Notarized document (e.g. powers of attorney, affidavits, etc.) must have the original signature of the signer and the notarial statement (acknowledgment or jurat)

Acknowledgment:

(for personal powers of attorney, affidavits, statements, letters, consents, copies of diplomas and transcripts signed by school officials, etc.)

State of New Mexico
County of ______________
 
This instrument was acknowledged before me on __________ (date) by __________________ (name(s) of individual(s)) 
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

Jurat:

(for personal powers of attorney, affidavits, statements, letters, consents, copies of diplomas and transcripts signed by school officials, etc.)

State of New Mexico
County of ______________
 
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on ______________ (date) by __________________ (name(s) of individual(s)). 
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

 

We obtain apostilles for documents originating from all 23 New Mexico counties:  Bernalillo | Catron | Chaves | Cibola | Colfax | Curry | DeBaca | Dona Ana | Eddy | Grant | Guadalupe | Harding | Hidalgo | Lea | Lincoln | Los Alamos | Luna | McKinley | Mora | Otero | Quay | Rio Arriba | Roosevelt | San Juan | San Miguel | Sandoval | Santa Fe | Sierra | Socorro | Taos | Torrance | Union | Valencia

New Mexico apostilles: Frequently asked questions

What does a "proper notarization" mean in the State of New Mexico?

question answerAll notarized documents must contalin the notarial statement, either the acknowledgment or jurat.

Acknowledgment:

(for personal powers of attorney, affidavits, statements, letters, consents, copies of diplomas and transcripts signed by school officials, etc.)

State of New Mexico
County of ______________
 
This instrument was acknowledged before me on __________ (date) by __________________ (name(s) of individual(s)) 
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

Jurat:

(for personal powers of attorney, affidavits, statements, letters, consents, copies of diplomas and transcripts signed by school officials, etc.)

State of New Mexico
County of ______________
 
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on ______________ (date) by __________________ (name(s) of individual(s)). 
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

Corporate Acknowledgment:

(for corporate powers of attorney, certificates of incumbency, affidavits, etc.)

State of New Mexico
County of _______________
 
 
This instrument was acknowledged before me on _____________ (date) by ______________________________(name(s) of individual(s)) as ______________________________(type of authority, such as officer or trustee) of ____________________ (name of the company)
 
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

Can New Mexico notaries attest to copies of the documents?

question answerYes, except for vital records (birth, marriage, death certificates), documents issued by the courts (divorce judgments) or any other public records office. 

Sample wording for certifying photocopies:

Copy Certification:

(for certifying copies of passports, IDs, driver licenses, diplomas and other personal documents)

IMPORTANT! Copies of vital records (birth, death, marriage certificates, divorce judgments) cannot be certified by a notary public.

State of New Mexico
County of ______________
 
I certify that this is a true and correct copy of a record in possession of __________________ (name of person) dated ___________ (date on document)
________________________
Notary Public
Official stamp / Notary seal
My commission expires ______________

Can a remotely notarized document be apostilled in New Mexico?

question answerNo. For notarized documents, the State of New Mexico requires the original signatures of the signer and the notary.

Does the State of New Mexico issue electronic apostilles?

question answerNo. The State of New Mexico issues paper apostilles only. 

Are New Mexico apostilles issued for documents in foreign languages?

question answer

Yes. Your document may be in a foreign language. However (important!), the notarial statement must be in English. 

Can a New Mexico apostille be verified?

question answerYes. Here is the link to the website of NM Secretary of State where you can verify a New Mexico apostille: Apostille Verification | An Official New Mexico Government Website

Can a New Mexico apostille be rejected by a foreign country because it is a separate page (not a stamp)?

question answer No. According to the Hague Convention Apostille brochure called "The ABCs of Apostilles from HCCH"

 "An Apostille must be placed directly on the public document or on a separate attached page (called an allonge). Apostilles may be affixed by various means, including rubber stamps, self-adhesive stickers, impressed seals, etc.

If an Apostille is placed on an allonge, the latter can be attached to the underlying document by a variety of means, including glue, grommets, staples, ribbons, wax seals, etc.

Failure to affix an Apostille in a particular manner is not a basis for refusing the Apostille."

 

 

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

Email: ForeignDocumentsExpress@gmail.com

 

 
         

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