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Free document evaluation.

Our guarantee: 100% refund if we are not able to apostille your document(s). No service fees. 

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.

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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.

Major credit cards accepted

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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.

 dateJANUARY 30, 2019

signaturesIf you need to get a New York apostille for use in Mexico for a personal or a corporate document originating from the State of New York, we will be happy to assist you! 

Both the U.S. and Mexico signed the Hague Apostille Convention, therefore all U.S. documents bearing a Hague apostille will be legal and valid in Mexico.

Here are a few tips:

tip apostilleYour notarized document (e.g. a power of attorney, an affidavit, etc.) can be in Spanish. However, the notarial statement must be in English.

tip apostilleThe notary cannot call himself / herself "notario publico" in the document! There is a huge difference between a U.S. notary and a Mexican notario publico. The document will be rejected.

tip apostille We can apostille most Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth certificates without a letter of exemplification.


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date
JANUARY 5, 2019
 

IRS"Welcome to the IRS. Live telephone assistance is not available at this time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible." This is the message anyone calling to ask about tax matters heard after dialing the IRS this week.

If you need to apply for U.S. residency certification for the current year 2019, it is still possible to do so. The IRS will accept the application but the processing will start after the shutdown is over. Applications sent to the IRS by fax are stored in the IRS computer, and when the processing starts, the earlier your application was received, the faster it will be processed. Our advice: do not wait for the government shutdown to end, you can submit the application now. 

Related search terms: "form 6166", "federal apostille for form 6166", "us residency certification", "us apostille legalization", "how to apostille form 6166"

dateDECEMBER 1, 2020

old letters portrait old letter 51364 free imageNeed an apostilled Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificate of your parents, grandparents, grand-grandparents?

Why would anyone need a copy of his/her grandparents' marriage license? The most common answer is applying for dual citizenship. The processes and requirements for applying for citizenship are developed by each county and bary from country to country. Many countries require apostilled certified copies of vital events in order to verify an applicant's claim of lineage.

If the marriage was registered in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens or Staten Island before 1950, the file will be in the New York City Municipal Archives. All documents are kept on film. To locate the right film, you need to know the year and the borough where the marriage license was issued.

We do a lot of research in the New York City Municipal Archives, and so far, we were able to locate 100% of the records ordered.

Order a Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificate ONLINE

dateNOVEMBER 2, 2018

translation

Some foreign countries require that your document is translated, and that the translation is apostilled. Translation agencies usually provide an Affidavit of Translation Accuracy which is signed by a translator who confirms that he/she is competent to translate from English into the language of the target country, and that the translation is a true, complete and accurate translation of the original document. Then, the translator's signature is notarized, and the document is ready for an apostille.

Increasingly, translation agencies use the services of translators who work remotely, sometimes in foreign countries. In this case it is not possible to have the signature of the translator notarized. As a solution, the translation agencies provide a different kind of affidavit where a manager or another agency's official confirms that the translation was performed by a professional translator, and that the translation is accurate. The signature of the manager is then notarized.

Is this a proper way to have the translation attested? Is it possible to apostille the translation which was not certified by the translator? 

Related search terms: "new york apostille for tranlation", "translator's affidavit", "how to apostille translation", "secretary of state apostille for translation", "affidavit of translation accuracy"

dateJUNE 6, 2022

old letters portrait old letter 51364 free imageNeed an apostilled Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth, marriage or death certificate from New York City Municipal Archives? We can help.

Why would anyone need a copy of his/her grandgrandparents' birth certificate, marriage license, or death certificate? The most common answer is applying for dual citizenship. The processes and requirements for applying for citizenship are developed by each county and bary from country to country. Many countries require apostilled certified copies of vital events in order to verify an applicant's claim of lineage.

How does it work?

Our staff member will go to the New York City Municipal Archives, and look through the catalogs. The records are arranged by year, and by borough where the license was issued. The first and most important task is to find the film and the certificate number. We will do this. Then, we will look through the actual film, and find the certificate. After that, the certificate can be printed out and exemplified by the staff of the Municipal Archives. Some experience is required for working with the archived materials.

What documents are available? 

Birth, death and marriage records are filed and indexed according to the locality (borough) in which the event occurred.

Birth Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • July 1847-1848
  • July 1853-1909
Brooklyn
  • 1866-1909
Bronx
  • 1898-1909
Queens
  • 1898-1909
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1909
order onlineManhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island birth certificate from NYC Municipal Archives (before 1909), exemplified, with an apostille / embassy legalization. Order online. We ship internationally.

 

Death Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • 1795
  • 1802-1804
  • 1808
  • 1812-1948
Brooklyn
  • 1847-1853
  • 1857-1948
Bronx
  • 1898-1948
Queens
  • 1898-1948
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1948
order onlineManhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island death certificate from NYC Municipal Archives (before 1948), exemplified, with an apostille / embassy legalization. Order online. We ship internationally.

 

Marriage Records

BoroughDates Available
Manhattan
  • July 1847-1848
  • July 1853-1949
Brooklyn
  • 1866-1949
Bronx
  • 1898-1949
Queens
  • 1898-1949
Richmond
(Staten Island)
  • 1898-1949
order onlineManhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island marriage certificate from NYC Municipal Archives (before 1949), exemplified, with an apostille / embassy legalization. Order online. We ship internationally.

 


This is how a certified copy of the document from the NYC Municipal Archives might look (marriage certificate registered in 1930s):


Marriage certificate 1927

The back of the certificate will look like this:


Marriage certificate municipal archives back

If you have a certificate like this, it does not mean that it is ready for an apostille or embassy legalization. The document will need a Letter of Exemplification.


Marriage certificate exemplification

Our staff member will go to the Municipal Archives, find the certificate, order an exemplified copy of the certificate, and then we will get it apostilled or legalized by a foreign embassy.


Your document qualifies (you have an exemplified copy)? Mail the original to us...

If you have the original exemplified birth, death or marriage certificate, and it qualifies for an apostille / embassy legalization, mail it to us and we will get an apostille / embassy seal for it.

price 4New York apostille: $175 (USPS Priority within the U.S. is included).
Processing time: currently app 3 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

What is an "exemplified copy" of a vital record?

An exemplified copy is an official copy of the document issued by a the New York City Municipal Archives with a Letter of Exemplification as shown above. Upon request, the Municipal Archives will issue an exemplified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate. 

Please note...

tip apostilleNotarized copies of vital records are not acceptable! In fact, New York notaries by law cannot notarize copies of vital records.

tip apostille Copies certified as true copies by the document custodian (you) are not acceptable! You do need the original document.

tip apostille Some foreign countries require that certified copies of vital records are recent, e.g. were issued within the last six or twelve months.