Obtaining an Apostille (New York City Only) 

 

This information is valid only for people born in New York City. People born in any other States please check with your birth records issuing authority for instructions. 

Obtaining an Apostille (NYC records)

 

The following procedure applies to records for New York City only.

 

All birth and death records originating ONLY from the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Kings, Manhattan Queens and Staten Island) must be certified together with a Letter of Exemplification by the New York City Department of Health.

 

Step 1

NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records
125 Worth Street (Between Lafayette and Centre Streets)
CN4, Room 133
New York, NY 10013-4090
Tel: 212-788-4500
212-788-8273

 

MTA Trains
 A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, to Chambers Street
4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge
R, W to City Hall

 

Fee
$15.00 (Payable in Cash, Money Order, Personal Check, Debit/Credit Card)

 

You will receive a long form Birth / Death Certificate with Letter of Exemplification mailed to you. 

When submitting the application on someone else’s behalf, the applicant must present anotarized letter of authorization to extract the BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Applicant must present valid photo ID AND legible copy of photo ID with signature for the person giving authorization.

 

Step 2

Take this document to:
New York City County Clerk Office
60 Centre Street
Room 141 B
New York, NY 10007
Tel. 646-386-5932

 

Fee
$3.00

 

Step 3

Take the processed document to obtain actual Seal of Apostille to:
123 William Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10038 
Tel. 212-417-5684
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Fee
$10.00 (Checks made payable to New York State Department of State)

 

When submitting the application on someone else’s behalf, the applicant must present a notarized letter of authorization to obtain APOSTILLE. Applicant must present valid photo ID AND legible copy of photo ID with signature for the person giving authorization.

 

All marriage/divorce records originating from the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) must be obtained from:

 

New York City County Clerk Office
60 Centre Street
Room 141 B
New York, NY 10007
Tel. 646-386-5932

 

Obtain a certified copy of the marriage certificate/divorce decree with an original signature of the City Clerk. The document must then be presented to the County Clerk’s Office in the county where the document was obtained to verify the signature of the City Clerk. The document can then be presented to the New York State Department of State for authentication.

Each document submitted to the Department of State for authentication must be accompanied by a $10 fee. Checks can be made payable to the New York State Department of State.

 

Take the processed document to obtain actual Seal of Apostille to:
123 William Street
19th Floor
New York, NY 10038 
Tel. 212-417-5684
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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