Apostilles and authentication certificates validate the seal and signature of a Notary on a document so that it can be accepted in a foreign country. Both verify that you held a Notary commission at the time you notarized the document. Apostilles are used when public documents are being transferred between countries that are a party to the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. This international treaty streamlined the cumbersome, traditional procedure for authenticating documents.
Apostille Birth Certificate
We can apostille a copy of your birth certificate, but only if you are unable to obtain an original certified copy. Please note that while apostilling a copy of your birth certificate is accepted in most cases, there are limitations based on the country of use. Many of our clients have more than one document to process and often than not, from two or more different states. For example, if you were born in Massachusetts and married in Florida, you will need to obtain a Massachusetts apostille of your Birth Certificate and a Florida apostille of your marriage certificate. Our office in metro Boston MA can process your documents quickly saving you the time and money of dealing with an out-of-state apostille company. We can have the documents processed and overnighted to you via your choice of FedEx or UPS.
Apostilles are issued in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts office with the Secretary of State, William Francis Galvin in Boston MA. All documents presented for apostille must be issued in Massachusetts. Our office will help you take the guess work out of your next Apostille service, we can help you notarize and obtain an apostille for your documents. We can even help you get express service where the same-day delivery can get your documents back to you in hours. (*) Restrictions Apply.