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The mailroom will be accepting mail (including FedEx, DHL, UPS, USPS, etc.), and we will start the processing of all orders received during this time, on Tuesday, April 30th.

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How to get an apostille for Certificate of Naturalization?

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Your Certificate of Naturalization is a precious document, and should be treated accordingly. DO NOT send the original Certificate of Naturalization to any apostille agency that promises to have your original document apostilled. Obtain a certified copy, and have it apostilled!


Step 1: Get a certified copy from the USCIS

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Certificates of Naturalization cannot be notarized, certified as true copies, and no office at the state level can process these documents for apostilles. Certificates of Naturalization are federal documents and can be apostilled only by the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC.

arrow leftOnly certified copies issued by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) are eligible for apostilles. Here is what a certified copy looks like:

Make an appointment with your local USCIS office. Contact the USCIS Contact Center at (800) 375-5283.

When you go to your appointment, be sure to bring your original naturalization certificate and a plain copy of it. Also bring one more form of photo identification (e.g. your driver license or passport). A USCIS officer will review the documents and will certify the copy, if the officer can confirm your identity and status as a naturalized citizen. Be sure to ask for a "Certified True Copy". Then you will get a copy eligible for an apostille.


Step 2: Mail the certified copy for a federal apostille

Certificate of Naturalization is a federal document. Therefore it will be apostilled / authenticated by the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC. Only certified copies of Certificates of Naturalization issued by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) qualify for apostilles or foreign embassy legalization.


How to apostilleWant to double check? Email a copy of your document for a free evaluation.


order form 1If you have a certified copy of the Naturalization certificate issued by the USCIS, send it and the completed Order form to us by mail.

What does a federal apostille look like?

A federal apostille is a separate page attached to the document by a eyelet. It is yellow in color. Federal apostilles bear the raised seal of the U.S. Department of State. 

Price, processing time, order form

price 4Federal apostille: $175

USPS Priority mail (within the U.S.): free
You will find more shipping options in the Order Form

Processing time: currently 9-11 weeks + mail

order form 3Please complete the Order Form and mail it with your original document(s) to

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

If you are sending your document(s) from a foreign country, please use FedEx, DHL or TNT, and email the tracking number so that we can watch for your package.

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Our guarantee: If we are unable to get your documents apostilled or legalized, we issue a 100% refund, we do not keep any service fees.

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

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