ARTICLE 1 OF 4 OF THIS CONSUMER ACTION-GUIDE
WHAT IS AN APOSTILLE?
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 I PRONOUNCE APOSTILLE?
How do you pronounce apostille? The most popular pronunciations is a mix between “ah-puh-STEEL” and “uh-POSS-teel.”
HOW DO I GET AN APOSTILLE?
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 www.apostilleapply.com and fill out one form. Done. It could cost you about 5 minutes and as little as $149 – complete!
GETTING AN APOSTILLE FROM ALBANY
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:
HOW DO I AUTHENTICATE A COPY OF A MARRIAGE LICENSE?