Do you need to apostille a death certificate?
We offer apostille services for death certificates issued by all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For countries that are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention, we can assist in processing the death certificate through the U.S. Department of State and the respective Embassy or Consulate office.
To obtain an apostille for a death certificate, please send the original document or a certified copy issued by the County Clerk or State Registrar to our office for processing. It’s important to note that death certificates can only be authenticated from the state of origin. The Secretary of State does not have the authority to authenticate death certificates issued by another state. For instance, a California death certificate cannot be processed in New York.
Not all death certificates are eligible for an apostille. Therefore, we recommend sending in your current certificate for review before ordering a new one. If the State rejects your document, we will promptly contact you with further instructions.
Beware of websites that ask you to upload your documents to a company located in New York or another state. Death certificates cannot be uploaded nor notarized.
Obtaining an apostille on a death certificate can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.