An apostille is a certification or authentication provided under the 1961 Hague Convention for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries.
The main function of a birth certificate apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature of the document and the authenticity and legal standing of the originating notary.
Both the New York State and the U.S Department of State will only issue apostilles for documents to use in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention.
State-issues documents for use in countries that are members of 1961 convention must be authenticated by the competent authority in the state where the document was issued.
Most states consider that a birth certificate is a private document but any person can obtain an apostille of their birth certificate. An apostille birth certification is an official copy of the original birth certificate that is verified and signed by the respective official – for example the Westchester County Clerk.Questions about apostillebirthcertificatenewyork.com