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We process documents for all countries. 

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.


Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers, and Zelle (646) 267-1140.

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.) is included in the price. FedEx (2nd day, within the U.S.): $20, FedEx (standard overnight): $30. We ship internationally. FedEx International to most countries is $75 (FedEx to Eastern Europe and South America is $115).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.

NYC birth certificate short Gretchen Van Wye

If you were born in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island, your birth certificate may look like this. This is a short form birth certificate (also called "Certification of Birth"). It is issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and signed by the City Registrar. At the present time the City Registrar is Gretchen Van Wye, Ph. D. The certificates also have the second signature: Steven P. Schwartz

Can a short form birth certificate be apostilled?  The answer is "yes" if it has one of the following signatures: STEVEN P. SCHWARTZ * IRENE A. SCANLON * EARLENE PRICE * IRWING MELLON.

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AUGUST 14, 2021

24hourapostilleThe DC Secretary of State office has resumed the in-person authentication services effective August 9th, 2021. However, delays are still possible. 24-hour apostilles will be processed within three business days. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to resume our 24-hour apostille service soon.

The following documents are eligible for 24-hour apostilles: diplomas and transcripts - verification letters - copies of passports and IDs -  SSA letters - corporate resolutions - corporate documents - documents in foreign languages - other (please email a copy for a free evaluation)

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dateJULY 15, 2019

fbi background check apostilleDo you need a U.S. apostille for your FBI background check for use outside the United States? If you plan to live, work, or conduct business in another country, you might be asked for an apostilled criminal background check. 

FBI background check is a federal document, this is why it needs a federal apostille. This document can be apostilled as an original (hard copy) if you received it by mail, or as a PDF file if you received it by email. 

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JANUARY 10, 2020

NYS criminal recordThe most comprehensive way to conduct a New York criminal record search is through the New York State Office of Court Administration ("OCA"). The OCA covers all 62 counties in New York State dating back to at least 1993 (the counties vary as to how far back they search) and includes all town and village records as of 2007. 

The best thing about the OCA "No Criminal Record Letter" is that no fingerprints are required. The search is based on the exact name and date of birth.

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dateMAY 28, 2019

Attestation of diplomas for the PhilippinesHow do you get your diploma, university degree, transcript, verification letter certified and attested for use in the Philippines?

The Philippines is now a Hague Convention country, therefore the legalization of your degree by the Embassy of the Philippines is no longer required. Before the Philippines joined the Apostille Convention in 2018, the attestation was a chain type legalization procedure which included the Consulate / Embassy of the Philippines. Now a Hague apostille issued by the Secretary of State will make your document valid and legal in the Philippines. 

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Foreign Documents Express
331 Newman Springs Rd., Bldg. 1
4th Floor, Suite 143
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: (646) 267-1140
Fax: (800) 905-0421
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We service individuals, corporate and government agencies, offering the guarantee that your documents will be processed by the highest standards, and in a timely, secure and confidential manner We understand that your documents are valuable, be assured they are in safe hands.