Old birth certificates signed by City Registrar Irving Mellon
 

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MAY 16, 2017

birth certificate new york city mellon signatureIf you were born in the 1970s in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, one of the signatures on your birth certificate will look like this. This is the signature of Irving Mellon who was the City Registrar at the time.

Does this old birth certificate qualify for an apostille?  The answer is "yes".

Do you need a letter of exemplification to get an apostille? The answer is "no".

Should you consult the receiving agency in the country of intended use if such an old document with an apostille will be acceptable. The answer is "yes, you should"

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Do old New York birth certificates qualify for apostilles?

Foreign authorities request apostilled or legalized birth certificates for many various reasons including adoption, getting married to a foreign national, obtaining dual citizenship, etc. So, if you only have an old New York birth certificate signed by City Registrar Irving Mellon, can it be apostilled? Or do you have to obtain a more recent copy first? Here is an image of a birth certificate issued in the 1970s and signed by City Registrar Irving Mellon.

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For apostille or legalization purposes these birth certificates are absolutely acceptable for New York State apostilles or legalization by a foreign embassies. No Exemplification letter is required. The signature of the former City Registrar Irving Mellon can be authenticated directly by one of the courts in New York State, after that the document becomes eligible for a New York apostille. Read more about different New York City birth certificates and their eligibility for apostilles / embassy legalization.

tip apostilleHowever, please note that some foreign countries require that certified copies of birth certificates are recent, e.g. were issued within the last six or twelve months. In this case, you will need to order a more recent copy. Please find out the requirements of the receiving foreign country before you start with the process of legalization.

New York apostille: price, processing time, order form

new-york-apostille-priceNew York apostille: $125 (FedEx Express Saver within the U.S. is included).
Processing time: 3 bus. days.
Embassy legalization: $375 (most embassies)
Processing time: depends on the embassy.
FedEx (standard overnight): $25
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America: $90
 
 
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