Obtaining an apostille for your vital records typically involves several steps:

  • Step 1: Ensure that the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate authority in your state. This often means it should have a registrar’s signature and a government seal.
  • Step 2: Submit the document for apostille to the designated authority in the state where the document was issued. This is usually the Secretary of State’s office or a similar entity.
  • Step 3: Pay the required fee, which can vary by state and by document.
  • Step 4: Provide the necessary submission form or letter, if applicable, stating your request for an apostille and including any specific instructions related to your destination country.

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