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New York City extended marriage certificate with an apostille

Look at the back of your marriage certificate... Is there a color stamp and the original signature of the Acting City Clerk? If not, your document is not a certified copy, and is not eligible for the legalization by an apostille or foreign embassy. But do not worry, we can get a certified copy of a Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island marriage certificate, and then have it apostilled or legalized by a foreign embassy.

An extended certified copy of NYC marriage certificate intended for foreign use will have the following:

  • information about the spouses" parents: names and places of birth
  • number of times the spouses were married before
  • witnesses' names
  • a color stamp of the Marriage Bureau on the back of the certificate
  • the original signature of the Acting City Clerk on the back of the certificate

new york city marriage certificate extended form front

new york marriage certificate extended form back

Marriage certificates issued after 1996 (image above) have less information as compared to the certificates issued before 1996. The older ones will be legal size, sometimes they will contain two pages - a copy of the marriage license on the first page and a copy of the actual marriage certificate on the second page. This is the way the Marriage Bureau issues certified copies. Both short form and long form marriage certificates are good for apostilles.

We can obtain certified copies of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificates with an apostilles or embassy seals...

Please order a New York City marriage certificate with apostille / legalization online. For processing we will need a copy of your marriage certificate for information purposes. If you do not have a copy, the following information will be sufficient:

  1. full names and dates of birth of the parties to the marriage (including the maiden name of the bride, if applicable)
  2. date of marriage
  3. borough where the marriage license was issued
  4. place of marriage
  5. marriage license number (if known, this will make the search much easier)

Your document is acceptable and you just need an apostille? Price, processing time, order form

apostille-priceNew York apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included)
Processing time: currently 3,5-4 weeks + mail
Embassy legalization: $375 (most embassies)
Processing time: depends on the embassy.
FedEx (2nd day): $20; FedEx (standard overnight): $30
FedEx International: $75 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe, South America, Africa: $115

Complete the Order form and enclose it with your documents. Our mailing address is
Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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The NYS Secretary of State office does not have over-the-counter service yet. The processing time for New York apostilles is currently between two and three  weeks. 

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