An apostille is a certification provided under the 1961 Hague Convention for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. The main function of a Birth certificate
apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature of the document. The U.S Department of State will only issue apostilles for federal documents to use in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention. For instance, documents signed by:
- A U.S. federal official
- A U.S. consular officer
- A military notary, judge advocate (10 USC 1044a), or foreign consul diplomatic official registered with the U.S. Department of State's Office of Protocol
State-issues documents for use in countries that are members of 1961 convention must be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was issued.
All all 50 states can issue an apostille for a birth certificate. However, the procedure of getting a birth certificate apostille can be stressful and time-consuming. We provide fast and reliable services for this process. Contact us to learn more!