New York Birth Certificate with Apostille

APostille a New York Birth Certificate

You received a dual passport application rejection – bad enough – with a reply indicating they required an “Apostille for Birth Certificate New York”. Now what?

Obtaining the proper birth certificate with apostille New York is simple, if you understand the steps. Even if you have a copy it’s painless if you have the right apostille expediter on your team.

The term birth certificate with apostille isn’t entirely accurate. A much better suited description would be apostille birth certificate or apostilled birth certificate. The apostille and birth certificate are actually one and the same

This is also similar when a New York birth certificate, combined with the elders marriage license, is combined under one apostille.


Another common request we receive is for a birth certificate with apostille stamp. This is also not possible. Here again, the misconception is that we can stamp the birth certificate with a magical stamp.

Remember that the birth certificate and apostille are “one”. Although the New York State Department of State attaches an apostille cover page, with a unique serial number, it’s still one-in-the-same.

At White Plains Apostille and Mobile Notary we have a turn-key program on how to get apostille birth certificate. Our Westchester County notary can navigate the maze to apostille a birth certificate.

The procedure can many times be as simple as uploading a copy of your New York birth certificate. The process is simple when using the application system.

Over 75% of single-page apostilles “process” through the Albany Department of State. At only $149 it can make the process quick and stress free.

Remember our consultations are always free. We will always assist you to complete your birth certificate apostille in New York.

Please Text, WhatsApp or call with any questions (914)441-2444.

How to Get an Apostille in New York City in One Easy Step – or 3.



If you need to provide a birth certificate overseas you may ask “what is” and “how do I apostille a birth certificate“?

First, an apostille is a form of authentication for a document. An apostille is necessary when you’re using it in another country.

For example, OCI applicants for dual citizenship submit apostille documents, guaranteeing their authenticity.


How do you pronounce apostille? The most popular pronunciations is a mix between “ah-puh-STEEL” and “uh-POSS-teel.”


Getting an apostille can be confusing. In Westchester County, you need to visit three offices to get an apostille for your document. Hence, the name of this article is “One or Three”.

For “ONE STEP”, head over to and fill out one form. Done. It could cost you about 5 minutes and as little as $149 – complete!


Or, you can try the 3 step process for about $15, it will take few hours, plus 3-4 weeks to receive your apostille from Albany.

In part 2, we will cover either obtaining documents from the clerks office or, answer the question:


What is Letter of Exemplification?

Exemplification of Birth or Death Record (letter of exemplification) is a separate page in attached to the issued document.

In Westchester County, a local court clerk can issue a certified copy of the birth by providing an exemplified version. What this mean is the Clerk is saying the original copy is no longer available, but they certify that the exemplified copy is a legal replacement.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will attach the letter to New York City issued birth and death certificates.

In legal terms, exemplification means “an attested copy of a document, under official seal” in other words, a Letter of Exemplification attests that the attached birth or death certificate is a true and certified copy. In and exemplified document, it just refers to the document itself.

Often you’ll hear the term “long form“. This returns to a more original version and this needs to be requested.

If your document in an exemplified form, you will not need a notary involved in the apostille process. The New York State Department of State in Albany and NYC will accept this “as-is”.

Use our handy secure application and for a no-obligation review of where you’re at in the process. You can even securely upload your documents for a quick review. If we can assist you for free we always will.

If you get lost along the way, a great resource is to head over to the Westchester County Clerk at 111 Martin Luther King Blvd in White Plains. Someone there will always know how to help or what Court or Clerk to send you to.

Apostille Near Me – The Importance of Dealing Local for your Document Apostille…

Find A Notary Near Me

Here at White Plains Apostille and Mobile Notary, the search term “Apostille Near Me” is one of the most common searches for someone trying to find an apostille firm to authenticate their documents.

For some industries, using a company that makes believe they’re “near you” might be ok, but an apostille authentication is not one of them. Many companies that show up on Google will make-believe they’re “near you” then try and send you “mailer packs” to have you ship your documents to them. This is what an “apostille service near me” does.

If you’re in Westchester County, White Plains Apostille Mobile Notary either allows you to drop off your documents in person or, in Lower Westchester, will pick them up from you.

When we expedite your apostille authentication, your documents never leave our expediter’s hands.

Just the fact they are claiming to be an “apostille near me” begins your relationship on a fallacy. If you’re in Westchester, Rockland, or The Bronx we are “an apostille service near me”!

Text or call today to discuss what we can do for you! (914)441-2444 or use our convenient online form for a no-obligation quote

Allison Maldinado
International Apostille Application Coordinator