Do you need to apostille a Divorce Decree?
In order to apostille a divorce decree, you will need to contact the Court and obtain a certified copy. A certified copy will be signed and stamped by the Court.
To obtain a copy of your divorce decree from the court, you can follow these general steps:
Determine the court: Identify the specific court where your divorce case was handled. This is typically the court in the jurisdiction where you and your former spouse resided during the divorce proceedings.
Contact the court clerk’s office: Reach out to the clerk’s office of the court where your divorce was finalized. You can do this by phone, email, or in person. Provide them with the necessary information, such as your full name, your former spouse’s full name, and the date of the divorce.
Verify the requirements: Ask the court clerk about the specific requirements for obtaining a certified copy of your divorce decree. They may ask you to provide additional information or documentation, such as your identification or case number, to ensure they locate the correct records.
Submit a request: Follow the instructions provided by the court clerk to request a certified copy of your divorce decree. This may involve completing a form or submitting a written request. Some courts may also have an online portal where you can request copies of court documents.
Pay any fees: Inquire about any fees associated with obtaining a copy of the divorce decree. Courts often charge a nominal fee for document retrieval or copying services. Be prepared to make the payment, if required, either in person or through an accepted payment method.
Wait for processing: The court clerk will process your request, locate the divorce decree in their records, and make a copy for you. The processing time may vary depending on the workload of the court.
Collect your copy: Once the court has processed your request, you can collect your certified copy of the divorce decree. Confirm with the court clerk whether you need to pick it up in person or if they can mail it to you. In some cases, courts may also provide electronic copies.
The final step is to mail in your certified copy with our apostille order forms for processing.
Obtaining an apostille on a certified divorce decree 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!
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