The process of how to apostille a birth certificate in New York takes one of two possible directions. It’s always a question of what the receiving entity will accept. More often than not, countries such as Israel, India, Italy, etc. will accept a copy of the official birth certificate and not the original or exemplified version. How can you do this yourself? Most notaries in New York won’t know what to do with your birth certificate copy to properly begin the apostille process, as authenticating documents is outside the allowable duties of a notary. New York Apostilles not only has the proper affidavit stamps to authenticate your birth certificate, we offer an iron-clad acceptance guarantee that your birth certificate will be accepted or we will reprocess and submit your documents for free. At only $149 we can handle your “Apostille Birth Certificate New York” so you can focus on obtaining your passport, Visa or EU drivers license. Contact us today at apostilleapply.com and let us quickly handle the process. #apostillebirthcertificatenewyork #apostillewestchester #authenticatebirthcertificate
We are often asked to apostille documents that come from Rockland County and while we can apostille the documents, we can not notarize or authenticate the notary stamp of a Rockland County commissioned notary. We are only commissioned in Westchester County and, as such, can only notarize your documents in Westchester. One of the important reasons for this, is that should a problem arise that requires a Court’s intervention, it would be difficult to call an “out of county” notary into a proceeding.
But we are still fully qualified and regularly apostille or authenticate documents from anywhere in New York State. If you have any questions whatsoever please reach out by text, WhatsApp or phone to (914)441-2444 or use our online form at apostilleapply.com
If you only require a Westchester Notary for mobile services, please use our “contact a notary” form. We are available 7 days a week until 11pm!
Our team of translators can have your Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and German documents translated to or from English in 24 hours – ready to be apostilled or submitted to third parties. Starting at only $99 for the first page we GUARANTEE your translation will be accepted or we will redo it. Upload your documents to be translated at http://westchestertranslations.com today. We are located in the heart of White Plains and have been providing certified translations since 2012.
If you’re unfamiliar with obtaining an apostille authentication, this is a breakdown of what’s involved in the process to get you a completed apostille. This process scenario is for a single document, a passport for example, that needs to be authenticated for another country. This is common for OCI applications for India or dual passports for Europe.
First, you’ll meet with one of our notaries that will examine your actual passport to make sure the copy is a “true and accurate”.
Second, we’ll stamp your passport photocopy with a New York State approved affidavit stamp, a Department of State approved apostille raised embossment seal and finally, we’ll have you sign it so we can properly notarize it.
Third, we’ll make an appointment at the Westchester County Clerks office on Martin Luther King Blvd in White Plains, to have the document’s notarization “authenticated”. We’ll cover the fee and then we’ll attach an additional affidavit that our company stands behind the authenticity of the copy.
Fourth, we’ll fill out the New York State Department of State Apostille Application form, prepare a self-addressed-stamped envelope, and FedEx your document to Albany for processing. A copy of that form can be downloaded here
The Department of State will then process your document and “apostille” it. They will use the envelope we provided to mail it directly back to you. The process is perfect if you’re not concerned about the length of time it will take to have your document returned to you.
The “Albany process” does not give us the power to track the progress so you’ll be calling (518)474-4429, press 9, then 4, to inquire about the completion status. The process usually takes between 3 to 5 weeks.
Can you do this yourself? Yes! We assist people all the time and the help is free! We assist DIY enthusiasts and other notaries every day. There’s never a reason to feel lost because we will help anyone, anytime, with questions. As a New York State notary, we are public servants and will always fulfill the “appointment oath” to help.
If you have a completed apostille, you can verify the authenticity here: