How To Apostille Marriage Certificates

How To Apostille Marriage Certificates

In Massachusetts, there are two methods for obtaining an apostille on a birth certificate. It’s always a question of what will be accepted by the receiving nation. Countries like Germany, Japan, Morocco, India, and Italy, for example, are more likely to accept a copy of the official birth certificate than the original or exemplified version. What are your options for doing this task on your own? Most notaries in Boston MA won’t know what to do with your birth certificate copy to start the apostille process correctly, because authenticating papers isn’t one of their authorized functions.


To apostille your marriage certificate, you must mail in the original or a certified copy issued by the County Clerk or State to our office for processing. Marriage certificates can only be authenticated from the State of issue. In Massachusetts, there are two methods for obtaining an apostille on a marriage certificate. It’s always a question of what will be accepted by the receiving nation. Countries like Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Chili, India, and Italy, for example, are more likely to accept a copy of the official marriage certificate than the original or exemplified version. What are your options for doing this task on your own? Most notaries in Boston MA won’t know what to do with your marriage certificate copy to start the apostille process correctly, because authenticating papers isn’t one of their authorized functions. It is usually a Secretary Of State function.

How To Apostille Marriage Certificate in Massachusetts

Not only does Apostille & Notary Services have the required affidavit stamps to certify your marriage certificate, but we also provide an ironclad acceptance guarantee that your certificate will be approved or your documents will be reprocessed and submitted for free. We can handle your application starting at $129.95, allowing you to concentrate on getting your visa, Power Of Attorney, or EU driver’s license.

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Why Should I apostille My Marriage Certificate?

There are many reasons why a foreign country will request an apostille on your marriage certificate. The most common reasons are:

  • Dual Citizenship
  • Marriage
  • Distribution of Assets/Inheritance
  • Long Term Visa
  • New Job
  • Continue Education
  • Legal/Court Matters

Most states will accept original marriage certificates. The only exception is the states of Virginia and Wisconsin. Vital records issued from these two states should be issued within the past 12 months. To complete your apostille service in Massachusetts with our company, you will need to:

  1. Book Service Here.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Submit the original copy of your birth certificate either in person or via UPS or FedEx to our office.

We can help you process apostille applications in all 50 states, MA and NH have a faster turnaround time because we walk the applications to the respective offices, hence receiving the apostille quicker.

Why Hire Us

Some States require Marriage Certificates to be issued within the past 12 months.  If your Certificate is lost, damaged, or older than what the State will accept, we recommend that you order a new certified copy by visiting VitalChek.com

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