Florida apostille authenticates a signature of a Florida public official or a Florida notary public on document that is intended for use outside the United States.

We provide expedited Florida apostille services for all kinds of documents, both personal and corporate.

We also provide document retrieval, including certified copies with Hague apostilles of birth certificates, marriage certificates, single status certificates, corporate registration documents, certificates of good standing, etc.

What does a Florida apostille look like?

In the State of Florida, as in all U.S. states, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document by a staple. It is signed by the Secretary of State (facsimile signature) and has the Great Seal of the State of Florida.

Price, processing time, order form

price 4Florida apostille: $175

USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.): free
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Processing time: 4-6 bus. days + mail

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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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Florida PERSONAL documents: apostille requirements

  1. General guidelines
  2. Birth certificates
  3. Marriage certificates
  4. Death certificates
  5. Divorce records
  6. Powers of attorney
  7. Single Status documents
  8. Background checks
  9. FBI background checks
  10. Diplomas and transcripts
  11. Copies of Passports / IDs
  12. Vehicle titles
  13. U.S. Residency certifications (Form 6166)
  14. Certificates of naturalization
  15. Other

Florida apostille seal

General Guidelines

Your document must be from the State of Florida.

Your document must be issued by a Florida public official (e.g. State Registrar, County Clerk, Secretry of State, etc.) or notarized by a Florida notary public

Documents originating from the State of Florida are processed for Hague apostilles and foreign certifications directly from the Office of Florida Secretary of State.

Florida apostille processing time is currently 5-6 business days.

 

 

If you cannot get a notarized copy as described above, please DC apostille services (DC Hague apostille for a copy of your document)

 

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We will advise if your document is eligible for a Florida apostille.

Florida CORPORATE documents: apostille requirements

  1. General guidelines
  2. Articles of Incorporation, Organization
  3. Certificates Good Standing
  4. Corporate powers of attorney
  5. Corporate Bylaws, LLC Operating agreements
  6. Corporate resolutions, minutes
  7. Certificates of Incumbency
  8. U.S. Residency certifications (Form 6166)
  9. Other

Florida apostille seal

General Guidelines

Your document must be from the State of Florida.

Your document must be issued by a Florida public official (e.g. Secretry of State) or notarized by a Florida notary public. 

Documents originating from the State of Florida are processed for Hague apostilles and foreign certifications directly from the Office of Florida Secretary of State.

Florida apostille processing time is currently 5-6 business days.

Florida Articles of Incorporation, Organization apostille

Articles of Incorporation / Formation is an important legal document that serves as the official registration document for a company. This document goes by a number of different names: Articles of Incorporation / Certificate of Incorporation / Articles of Formation / Articles of Association, etc.

Read more about notarization requirements for corporate powers of attorney in the State of Florida...

 

 

Apostille for Form 6166 (U.S. residency certification)

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We will advise if your document is eligible for a Florida apostille.

Florida apostilles: Frequently asked questions

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

question answerThe notarization requirements in the State of Florida are strict. The notary must include the notarial statement, otherwise the document(s) will be rejected for an apostille/legalization. Please make sure your document has been notarized correctly. 

Acknowledgment:

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

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________
 
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of physical presence this (numeric date) day of (month), (year), by (name of person acknowledging)
 
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced:__________

Copy Certification:

(for certifying copies of passports, IDs, driver licenses, transscripts, 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 FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________
 
On this (numeric date) day of (month), (year), I attest that the preceding or attached document is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered photocopy made by me of (description of document) presented to me by the document’s custodian, (custodian name), and, to the best of my knowledge, that the photocopied document is neither a vital record nor a public record, certified copies of which are available from an official source other than a notary public.
 
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced:__________

Notary Stamp:

The official stamp of a Florida notary public shall:

1. Be a rubber stamp

2. Include the name of the notary public, the title “Notary Public - State of Florida” The seal shall also include the  date of expiration of the commission of the notary public, and the commission number; and

3. An impression-type seal may be used in addition to the rubber stamp seal, but the rubber stamp seal shall be the official seal for use on a paper document.

notary stamp florida

Jurat:

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

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________
 
Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me by means of physical presence, this (numeric date) this (numeric date) day of (month), (year), by (name of person making statement).
 
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced:__________

Copy Certification of a Tangible or an Electronic Record:

(A notary public must use a certificate in substantially the following form in notarizing a copy of a tangible or an electronic record or a printout of an electronic record)

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________
 
On this day of , (year) , I attest that the preceding or attached document is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered (copy of a tangible or an electronic record presented to me by the document’s custodian) or a (printout made by me of such record). If a printout, I further attest that, at the time of printing, no security features, if any, present on the electronic record, indicated that the record had been altered since execution.
 
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced:__________

Corporate Acknowledgment:

(for corporate powers of attorney, certificates of incumbency, affidavits, etc.)
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (numeric date) day of (month), (year), by (name of person) as (type of authority, e.g. officer, trustee, attorney in fact) for (name of party on behalf of whom instrument was executed)
(Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)
(Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)
 Personally Known OR Produced Identification
Type of Identification Produced:__________

Can a remotely notarized document be apostilled in Florida?

question answerYes. Electronically notarized documents are acceptable for apostilles / legalization. 

Does the State of Florida issue electronic apostilles?

question answerNo. The State of Florida issues paper apostilles only. 

Can a Florida apostille be issued for a document in a language other than English?

question answer

Yes, the document may be in a foreign language, however (IMPORTANT!) the notarial statement must be in English.

Can a Florida apostille be verified?

question answerThe State of Florida does not offer ONLINE apostille verification services. The Florida Secretary of State will veify an apostille's authenticity only by a written request.

Here are a few tips how you can check if your Florida apostille is authentic:

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Florida apostilles are issued on security paper, which cannot be photocopied. Photocopies will have the word "VOID" diplayed throughout.

Each certificate is assigned a unique identification number displayed on the back of the certificate in the lower left corner.

In Florida, as in all states of the United States of America, an apostille is a separate page attached to the document.

An apostille is attached by a staple in the upper left corner.

As required by the Hague convention, each apostille has the title "Apostille", the reference to the Hague Convention, and the following ten items: (1) country where the apostille was issued ("United States of America"); (2) the name of the oficial whose signature is being certified by the apostille; (3) the position or capacity of this official (in the image to the left it is "Notary Public of Florida"); (4) the name of the seal/stmap ("Notary Public, State of Florida"); (5) the name of the city where the apostille was issued ("Tallahassee, Florida"); (6) the date when the apostille was issued; (7) position of the official person who signed the apostille ("Secretary of State, State of Florida"); (8) consequtive number of the apostille;  (9) the seal of the apostille issuing agency (the Great Seal of the State of Florida, this seal is yellow); (10) signature.

There is additional language on the bottom of Florida apostilles which reads: "This document contains a true watermark. Hold up to light to see "SAFE" and "VERIFY FIRST" 

 

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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

Email: ForeignDocumentsExpress@gmail.com

 

 
         

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